Patrick W. Galbraith


Otaku researcher and Akihabara guide.

Patrick W. Galbraith received a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo, and is currently pursuing a second Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of "The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider’s Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan" (Kodansha International, 2009), "Tokyo Realtime: Akihabara" (White Rabbit Press, 2010), "Otaku Spaces" (Chin Music Press, 2012) and "The Moe Manifesto: An Insider’s Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime and Gaming" (Tuttle, 2014), and the co-editor of "Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture" (Palgrave, 2012) and "Debating Otaku in Contemporary Japan: Historical Perspectives and New Horizons" (Bloomsbury, 2015). <>