Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. 1st Edition

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Editorial Reviews


“[This] tells the incredible story of the way...Japanese entertainment and popular art...continue to grow and draw two very different worlds together.” ―Pete Townshend, The Who

“Embrace the world of otaku in Roland Kelts' comprehensive study of how Japanese pop culture enchanted the West, from Speed Racer and Pokémon to cosplay and hentai manga.” ―Wired

“If you wish to understand the nuances of otaku-dom, or are just hentai-curious, Japanamerica is a broad primer” ―The Village Voice

About the Author

Roland Kelts is a Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and a co-editor of the New York-based literary journal, A Public Space. His articles, essays, and stories have been published in Zoetrope, Playboy, Salon, The Village Voice, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue, among others. He currently splits his time between New York and Tokyo.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 10.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 140398476X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1403984760
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; 1st Edition (November 13, 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 40 ratings
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