Gilles Poitras

Gilles Poitras

Gilles Poitras is a writer on anime, manga and Japanese culture. He has taken his popular anime website and created a print version in the form of The Anime Companion that's filled with curious details and fresh insights drawn from dozens of the most popular anime.


Gilles Poitras is a California librarian who first discovered anime in 1977. As a fan of films he was attracted by the use of cinematic efffects in ways that he had never seen in animation. He has been interviewed in several documentaries on anime and writes a monthly column on anime for Newtype USA magazine.

Titles by Author

The Anime Companion

The Anime Companion

by Giles Poitras

Become an expert on cultural details commonly seen in Japanese animation, movies, comics and TV shows.

Tokyo Stroll

Tokyo Stroll

by Giles Poitras

The ultimate guidebook to walking the streets of Tokyo that Japan lovers and the curious have been waiting for.

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