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Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews

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Anime’s influence can be found in every corner of American media, from film and television to games and graphic arts. And Fred Patten is largely responsible. He was reading manga and watching anime before most of the current generation of fans was born. In fact, it was his active participation in fan clubs and his prolific magazine writing that helped create a market and b ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Stone Bridge Press
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Rindis
Fred Patten has been in SF fandom since the 1960s, and was there at the starts of current anime and furry fandom. I barely know Fred (several of my friends know him much better however), but he has been an influence in many of the circles I have been in.

And during that time he wrote a large number of articles for various venues, with sixty-three of them on various anime-related subjects collected here. In a way, it is a sort of retrospective of his work, as he suffered a stroke not too long afte
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Aaron
I always fear that Fred Patten will be forgotten as western fandom moves more toward the digitally inclined. However, I was glad when this item was first released, because it established something permanent: once upon a time there was such a thing as become a master of your hobby by merely engaging your hobby to the fullest; no flame wars, no illegal downloads, no over-the-top marketing schemes, just a guy and his hobby.
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