Foreword by Carl Macek; Preface; Part I Anime Fandom; America's First Manga Advertisements; Friends Overseas: Fans in America, by Animedia Staff; Remembrance of Cons Past; What's Wrong with Japanese Animation?; Fifteen Years of Japanese Animation Fandom, 1977-92; The Best of Anime CD Liner Notes; Who Knows "Best"?; Anime in the United States; Fred Patten: Anime Man, by Simon Drax; Anime Expo
2003: Anime Conventions Enter Their Adolescence; "Anime" Versus "Japanimation"; Part II The Business of Anime; All Those Japanese Animation Soundtracks; Japanese Anime: The Cult Grows Up.
Anime Licensing Grows UpLetter to the Editor: "Anime" as Pejorative; The Anime "Porn" Market; Go to JAILED; The Thirteen Top Developments in Anime, 1985-99; Anime
2000: Money Talks; Anime Theatrical Features; Academy of Motion Picture Arts Anime Event; July
1978: First Anime Fan Magazine, Animage, Published; Simba Versus Kimba: The Pride of Lions; Simba-Kimba Redux? The Nadia Versus Atlantis Affair; Part III Artists; ; Hypersexual Psychoviolence! The Dynamic World of Go Nagai; Osamu Tezuka (1926-89); Osamu Tezuka: A Memorial to the Master; Shotaro Ishinomori: A Profile.
Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Trip to the U.S. Part IV Japanese Culture in Anime; ; TV Animation in Japan; Mangamania!; Japan + Animation = Japanimation! Part 1; Japan + Animation = Japanimation! Part 2; A New Wind from the East; Full Circle: Japanese Animation From Early Home Studios to Personal Workshops for Home Video; Japan's Anime; A Capsule History of Anime; Anime: Subliminal Lessons in Japanese History; Refighting World War II; Less, or More, Than Human; Part V Titles; ; Dawn of the Warrior Robots: The Beginnings of a New Breed of Action Hero!
Force Five: Previewing an Ambitious New Animated Science-Fiction TV Series!Robotech: Japanimation Invades Comics with a Trio of Comico Titles; Profile: Gigantor, The Space-Age Robot; Speed Racer: Still in the Lead; Momotaro's Gods-Blessed Sea Warriors: Japan's Unknown Wartime Feature; Prince of Something: The Heroic Legend of Arslan--Age of Heroes; Astro Old and Astro New; Pokémon: Ready for Its Next Success; Is Digimon Movie Destined for Success?; Vampire Hunter D: The Next Anime Hit in America?; Blood: The Last Vampire--Anime's First Digital Feature; A Retro-future Metropolis.
A Winning SpiritCowboy Bebop: The Movie ... At Last; The Animatrix: Anime Reloaded; September
1963: Astro Boy Premieres in America; Millennium Actress: The Struggle to Bring Quality Animation to Theaters; Perfect Blue Revisited; January
1917: First Animation Produced in Japan Is Released.
Anime's influence can be found in every corner of American media, from film and television to games and graphic arts. And Fred Patten is largely responsible. He was reading "manga" and watching "anime" before most of the current generation of fans was born. In fact, it was his active participation in fan clubs and his prolific magazine writing that helped create a market and build American "anime" fandom into the vibrant community it is today. "Watching Anime, Reading Manga" gathers together a quarter-century of Patten's lucid observations on the business of "anime, " fandom, artists, Japanese society and the most influential titles. Illustrated with original fanzine covers and archival photos. Foreword by Carl Macek ("Robotech"). Fred Patten lives in Los Angeles. "Watching Anime, Reading Manga is a worthwhile addition to your library; it makes good bathroom browsing, cover-to-cover reading, and a worthwhile reference for writing or researching anime and manga, not to mention a window into the history of fandom in the United States." -- "SF Site". (source: Nielsen Book Data)