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  1. says:

    As someone living in Japan and fascinated by the modern trends of Japanese culture I have enjoyed books by Patrick Galbraith including this book But the effect of the book might have been different than the author might have expectedI am fascinated by modern Japanese culture and although I am not a particular fan of anime or manga I am curious about the otaku who are obsessed about these topics I had heard the word moé but didn't know wh

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    This book is a collection of interviews with different insiders of the Japanese otaku industry ranging from supportive views to critical perception of the current state of things Some pieces are mildly interesting how magical girl genre used to construct positive career role models for young girls before receding

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    I am so glad I discovered this book it is a treasure for any anime manga and gaming enthusiast I believe this book is a foundational element in any fan's collection and I intend to give it as a gift regularly because it is clear to me that anyone with even a passing interest in these media will benefit from the

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    I received this book via Goodreads' First Reads Giveaways That was in July It has taken me this long to realize that I will never finish this book The vast majority of my complaints for this book stem purely from its formatFirst of al

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    Before I started it I wasn't all that sure what moe was Now I have a much better understanding of it The book is wonderfully illust

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    I don't want to write a review so here are my thoughts

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    It is safe to say that I've been into otaku culture since perhaps age 8 or something It is also safe to say that my first moment in my life that I attracted to female is the Makoto Izumi character from the 90's 'trendy dorama' Beach Boys that aired on local TV station The general confusion of this feeling of attraction to fictional character is surprisingly determined my criteria of 'ideal girl' in reality y

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    The Moé Manifesto is a collection of interviews with mangaanimebishōjo game insiders and artists about moé recent Japanese history and how it impacted media cultural icons males youth Akihabara the interviewees themselves and cute girl characters We see differing perspectives and explanations as to what moé means its unclear

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    Patrick W Galbraith is arguably the most entertaining and insightful writer on contemporary Japanese pop culture His writing is based on the research of an academician by training and an otaku at heart While the academic makes a st

  10. says:

    There are some interesting tidbits on Japanese culture and aspect of moe in this book but it doesn't offer deep analysis or anything like that There are a lot of pictures which gives nice visual context to things the interviews talk

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Summary Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Patrick W. Galbraith

Websites characters stories discussion groups toys and games based around the original manga and anime rolesAuthor Patrick Galbraith is the world's acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo For this book he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon These interviews provide us with the first in depth survey of this subject Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers For those new to anime manga and youth. I received this book via Goodreads First Reads Giveaways That was in July It has taken me this long to realize that I will never finish this book The vast majority of my complaints for this book stem purely from its formatFirst of all to call it a book is a bit too generous It is a series of long interviews Which makes Patrick W Galbraith s work remarkably simple All he need do is soft ball some rather pointed leading uestions to pop culture and animemanga experts This does not an author make This is the work of a trial lawyerConseuently the book feels disjointed It is a patchwork of different voices Galbraith wrote an intro first chapter but that is only 23 pages of original content and the rest of the book is other people doing the talking for him Secondly the book takes a very defensive point of view in regards to animemanga fans Which is silly since the vast majority of persons who will pick up this book will most likely be animemanga fansThe book boasts a pink cover with a smorgasbord of cutesy 2D girls Who else but other animemanga fans who already have sympathetic leanings towards the community and are already very knowledgeable about Hatsune Miku would pick up this book It feels like preaching to the choir Too much time is spent trying to legitimize the concept of moe and trying to make the fanbase seem normal This book is written by a fan for the purposes of making fellow fans feel better about themselves A scholarly read this is not The only worthwhile bits of the book center around the early history of manga and Japanese Art Besides that this book is an uncritical echo chamber of 19 voices and most curiously of all Patrick W Galbraith s voice seems to be missing

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Culture in Japan he discusses what constitutes the ideal MOE relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts He reveals key moments in the development of MOE and current and future trends in the spread of MOE works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world The Moe Manifesto provides an insider's look at the earliest MOE characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu The book has over illustrations of the most famous MOE characters many in color and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every ag. Patrick W Galbraith is arguably the most entertaining and insightful writer on contemporary Japanese pop culture His writing is based on the research of an academician by training and an otaku at heart While the academic makes a strong case for the cultural and social importance of manga anime and gaming to contemporary Japanese society it is the otaku that explores and uncovers what is real and not just what the adults in the room imagine without experience or understanding When I first started reading the book a few years ago not long after it was published in 2014 I didn t have enough familiarity with the subject matter to find the book useful But in the ensuing years having watched hundreds of anime read countless manga and played many games with my children boys who are now in their middle and late teen years I have gained a broad knowledge of real Japanese pop culture with enough depth to finally comprehend Galbraith s analysis Far beyond mere fandom but with the depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject that only a true fan could unearth The Moe Manifesto is a book that lives up to its bold title

Summary Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Patrick W. Galbraith

MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga not just in Japan now but throughout the worldIn Japan avid fans of manga comics anime films and videogames use the term MOE to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters These fans have a powerful desire to The Moe Epubprotect and nurture the young beautiful and innocent characters they adore like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru in Sailor Moon They create their own. I am so glad I discovered this book it is a treasure for any anime manga and gaming enthusiast I believe this book is a foundational element in any fan s collection and I intend to give it as a gift regularly because it is clear to me that anyone with even a passing interest in these media will benefit from the enlightening information presented here I know I will refer to my copy constantly as well as the occasional re reading just for fun This should not be a problem because the binding and paper uality are excellent so I should have no trouble enjoying this book for years and years to come Moe though a bizarre and difficult concept when viewed in the context of mainstream culture is crucial to anyone with a desire to love and understand Otaku culture or any other fandom phenomenon Through a series of engrossing and insightful interviews Patrick W Galbraith sheds light on the subject from many angles allowing the reader to develop their own grasp on moe while also learning the textbook definition and becoming familiar with examples This book will give readers valuable history lessons and what I was most grateful for recommendations a sort of curriculum of moe works for people to explore While perfectly accessible to the layman this book would be eually at home in a academic situation All this wonderful information is presented in and enjoyable and engaging manner with lush illustrations helpful footnotes and a pleasing conversational voice all wrapped in a glossy high uality volume Whether you are a fan yourself seeking to better understand fans or looking for the perfect gift for the fan in your life The Moe Manifesto is a perfect choice