Cruising the Anime City Premiere Book Release in San Francisco
JANUARY 2005 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Starting from 2 pm on Saturday, February
12, the Super 7 Store will host a Q&A and book signing event for the
authors of CRUISING THE ANIME CITY: AN OTAKU GUIDE TO NEO TOKYO.
As an added bonus Super 7 Store will be giving away actual artifacts used
in the creation of the book, including: toys, comics, doujinshi
(self-published comics/zines), idol cards, curios, and other ephemera, as
well as copies of the book!
Authors Patrick Macias and Tomohiro Machiyama will be on hand to field
questions on their book and their vast knowledge of Japanese pop culture.
Have questions on where to find that obscure something in Tokyo? Wonder
what the next big craze to come out of Japan might be? This is where you'll
find the answers.
THE ANIME CITY, published by Stone Bridge Press, covers everything
the modern otaku (super-fan) would want to know about: manga, toys, idols,
anime, games, movies, cosplay, and Comiket. This book has entertaining,
readable text from people who really love what they're writing about, and
it is filled with helpful maps and charts, some of which have been
presented in English for the very first time. A must-read if you'd like to
see another side of Tokyo that you would have definitely missed with other
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Patrick Macias is the author of TOKYOSCOPE: THE JAPANESE CULT FILM
COMPANION (Cadence Books), a contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian,
and a columnist for the Japanese toy magazine Figure King.
Tomohiro Machiyama is the author of BOOK OF THE OTAKU, which helped to
popularize the word 'otaku' in Japan. One of Japan's most respected
cultural commentators, Machiyama is also the founding editor of Eiga Hi-Ho
(Movie Treasures) magazine.
ABOUT THE SUPER 7 STORE:
The Super 7 store is a one-of-a-kind retail lifestyle gift shop in the
heart of San Francisco's Japantown. It carries vintage and new Japanese
toys, designer vinyl toys and plush figures, exclusive stationery from
Japan and Europe, house wares, T-shirts, artwork from local and
international artists, and even its own exclusive toys and apparel.
1630 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94118 -- p 415.409.4700 -- f 415.409.4703
ABOUT STONE BRIDGE PRESS:
Stone Bridge Press, publisher of books about Japan, offers over 20 guides
to Japanese pop culture, including anime, manga, film, TV, and lifestyle.
Other books include those on language, design, culture, history,
literature, and business.
PO Box 8208, Berkeley, CA 94707 -- p 800.947.7271 -- f 510.524.8711 --
|Posted 28 January, 2005 - 20:39 by JoshB|