meta: Fandom


Confessions Of A Not-So-Former Anime Crate-Digger 
How the near-disappearance of physical stores has transformed one of the classic pleasures of anime fandom: stumbling across hidden treasure
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One Year Of Ganriki, 30 Years Of Fandom 
On the first anniversary of Ganriki.org's launch, a look back at our initial year -- and anime's past thirty years
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Well, Is Anime A Genre Or A Medium? 
How people see anime, as genre or medium, says as much about how we label cultural experiences generally as it does about the beholders
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Does The Packaging Make The Fan? 
Why deluxe packaging and other such marketing stunts may make it harder for fans to express their devotion, not easier -- and not just because of the pricetags
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All Aboard The Fandom Train 
Does introducing people to anime make them into fans, or does anime fandom arise more spontaneously than that?
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'Cøde:Breaker': Someone Else's Idea Of Fun 
A show this dismal is best seen as a symptom of anime's growing insularity
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Like Someone In Love 
Our love for things and our critical distance from them don't have to be in contradiction with each other
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