"Fred Patten is an acknowledged authority on manga and anime in the United States, having been an active part of its fandom decades before it became mainstream. Fred's writings give a unique insider's view into this fascinating genre." -- Stan Sakai, writer and artist of "Usagi Yojimbo
About the Author
Fred Patten was an anime fan before most of this generation of fans were born, back when color television was a novelty and the idea of playing back TV shows on tapes and discs was a science fiction fantasy. Actually, Patten was a big part of the science fiction and fantasy world before he was drawn into anime fandom in the mid-1970's. He remains active in the animation industry with Streamline Pictures. Patten is best known for his writings on anime history. This is his first collection.