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Interview from Anime Central 2014 with Helen McCarthy, Co-author of "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Michael Palmer - Friday, October 16, 2015

I found this interview on youtube today of Helen McCarthy at Anime Central in 2014. For those of you who don't know Helen, she is a an author of many books on Anime and Manga including the infamous Anime Encyclopedia.

I wanted to highlight this interview on our blog because Helen's views on Anime, gender in different fandom circle, and the importance of conventions is really great. She also talks about the days when you had to wait months for a friend of a friend to copy an Anime on TV to a VHS tape and have it sent by mail abroad. What a different world that was. 

She also tells the story of how it took twenty years to get the first edition published, and another thirteen to get it to a fully satisfactory form.

Credit to Poke Press for the Interview

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