On the bright side…

July 19, 2006

Okay, so David Taylor has found the week’s horrible article on manga and anime, and it is indeed awful, but random web searching has yielded this surprisingly wonderful story from the Anchorage Daily News. It was published on the eve of a big anime and manga convention in Anchorage, and while it isn’t perfect, it is packed with some gems of insight:

“Like most subcultures, the anime/manga world is like a Russian nesting doll, a community that contains communities which themselves contain other communities.”

So true, and it’s a very elegant way of communicating a concept that often escapes reporters writing about manga and anime fandom. And there’s even a sidebar that provides a glossary of terms.

I would totally go to Alaska for a manga convention.