Monthly Archives: October 2015

Episode 6: Anime and the New Orientialism?

Welcome to Fandom Cracked: Episode 6!  In this episode, your hosts discuss what makes a cartoon an “anime,” and whether or not making “made in Japan” a requirement for being an “anime” is a new form of orientalism.  We also discuss if some aspects of American Otaku culture might reflect more complex racial/ethnic dynamics than a simple “love for all things Japanese.”