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Tokyo Stroll

A Guide to City Sidetracks and Easy Explorations

Gilles Poitras

Tokyo Stroll
Tokyo Stroll

Tokyo Stroll

A Guide to City Sidetracks and Easy Explorations

Gilles Poitras

Paperback | Engels
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Adventuring, wandering, discovery: this is the guidebook to Tokyo that Japan lovers and the curious have been waiting for.


"This witty, humorous guide by Gilles Poitras is designed for enthusiasts of Japanese animation ("anime") who want to understand these films in depth rather than superficially. It is an explication of the ethnic nuances in these films, especially those set in historical or modern Japan, rather than a listing or discussion of anime itself."

Animation World

"The Anime Companion is a great little handbook for fans of Japanese anime who want to learn more about the culture that spawned the medium and permeates the shows we love so much."

Otaku World

"Poitras tells 'what's Japanese in Japanese animation' in glossary-style squibs that present a fascinating look at life in that country."

San Francisco Chronicle

"Combining personal passion with an intelligent sense of perspective, this enjoyable book is just right for dipping into, full of amusing and informative snippets which fans will love and even non-fans can enjoy."

Helen McCarthy, author of The Complete Anime Guide

"I've worked on over 20,000 pages of manga over the last ten years, and I still learned quite a bit from this fascinating book. For anyone with more than the most casual interest in anime and manga, The Anime Companion should be on their coffee table right next to the remote control."

Toren Smith, Studio Proteus

"Entire generations of English speakers now receive their first exposure to Japanese culture through anime. But many cultural references can be puzzling. Gilles Poitras's book is like a Rosetta Stone for confused anime fans. Before slipping that next anime video into your VCR, make sure this book's handy!"

Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan

Gilles Poitras has produced three books on anime: Anime Companion (vols 1 & 2) and Anime Essentials. He has written for magazines including NewType USA and Otaku USA and served as a member of the senior board of Mechademia. He has made presentations at various Japan-US friendship groups, public libraries, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, conventions, and workshops for librarians, has introduced films at the Smithsonian, and has taught a course on anime for Pixar staff. He resides in Oakland, California.

Jake Adelstein (Foreword) has been an investigative journalist in Japan since 1993. He is considered one of the foremost experts on organized crime in Japan and works as a writer and consultant in Japan, the United States and France. He is the author of Tokyo Vice: A Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage, now a hit HBO series) and has written two other books published by Marchialy in France.


  • Uitgever
    Stone Bridge Press
  • Verschenen
    jan. 2023
  • Bladzijden
  • Genre
    Reisgidsen en vakantiegidsen
  • Afmetingen
    203 x 139 mm
  • EAN
  • Paperback
  • Taal

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