Saturday, November 21, 2009

new review of Japanamerica

Big thanks to Mr. M. Douglas for the latest enthusiastic review of Japanamerica, recently posted by the kind folks at

Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded The U.S.

Author: M. Douglas
Published: 10/19/09

Roland Kelts is a fiction and nonfiction writer, an editor of the literary journal A Public Space, and a lecturer at the University of Tokyo. His 2007 book Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. explores the conceptual history regarding the use of Japanese pop culture and its influence within the Western world.

Serving as both an insightful and personal take on the infatuation of Japanese pop culture within the realm of Western consumers, author Roland Kelts’s book Japanamerica gives a broad overview of the what, how, and why of the American experience regarding the Japanese pop culture phenomenon. While not attempting to answer every question concerning the matter, Kelts selectively chooses various key areas to address and fundamentally builds upon factual truth amidst personal stories. From cosplaying to the Japanese domestic animation market, Japanamerica gives the reader a plethora of topics to delve into and think about. [more HERE]


M. Douglas said...

Thanks for the acknowledging my review of your book Mr. Kelts! It was a very interesting and informative read. I was impressed with the your ability to relate personal experiences to that of the rather extensive topics you discussed in your book. It made the book all the more accessible.

Anyways, I already recommended the book to several of my peers (and will continue to do so in the future). Keep up the blog work as well! Thanks again.

Roland Kelts said...

Thank you very much for your kind review and comments about Japanamerica. I hope your peers enjoy it as much as you did, and I sincerely appreciate your efforts to spread the word.
And thanks, too, for visiting this blog.