Great news for those of you who have always wanted to know everything there is to ever know about the otaku world! A new book called The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider’s Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan, written by Patrick Galbraith, is now available on Amazon. I have a copy, and was impressed by the thoroughness of his research &mdash he is doing his PhD at Todai, after all. Ever wonder what “moe” really means? Want to know more about Shokotan, itasha, or maid cafes? It’s all here.
The super awesome Fred Schodt wrote the foreword.
The Otaku Encyclopedia by Patrick Galbraith