Monthly Archives: November 2011

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Anime Review – Summer Wars

Hosoda Mamoru, director.  Samaa uōzu, 2009.  Translated as Summer Wars, subtitled DVD.  NTV/Funimation, 2011. Real World, Virtual World: One World is Enough for All of Us Jonathan E. Abel Summer Wars is like that pop song you can’t shake from your system.  At first it is subtle, even a bit annoying, like every other […]

Book Review – Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals

Marc Steinberg.  Review of Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals.  By Azuma Hiroki. Azuma, Hiroki. Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals. Translated by Jonathan E. Abel and Shion Kono. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. Japanese Postmodernity Reconsidered Marc Steinberg Is it possible to say anything truly new about the postmodern? Is it possible to make […]