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If you're into "anime" (and "manga"), there's no place like Neo Tokyo. Here "otaku" dress-up "cos-play" style for real, 100,000+ fans attend "cons" to buy and trade, and "anime" soundtracks are performed in concert halls. Neo Tokyo is where "anime" has become both urban fashion "and" cultural zeitgeist, and this is its first street-smart guide in English. Featuring interviews with tastemakers, it covers studios, toys, museums, games, film "locations," music, plus where to hang and how to cruise. Four-color, with maps and index.
Patrick Macias, a specialist in Asian film and Japanese pop culture, is the author of "TokyoScope."
Tomohiro Machiyama is a movie critic and journalist who writes and publishes in Japan. Both authors live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Useful guide for pop-culture tourists, it's stil an enjoyable read even if you never visit Tokyo." -- Fortean Times
"The perfect accessory for geeks who've saved up enough for a plane ticket to Japan and a few hundred thousand yen of walking-around money." -- Wired
"Although not for the easily disturbed, for every other anime fan/dilettante with a desire to visit, Cruising the Anime City is fun, fun, fun!" -- Library Journal
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press