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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Kneebone Boy
Ellen Potter
Progress: 218/280 pages

A friend of mine saw my review of Hello, Please!: Very Helpful Super Kawaii Characters from Japan and pointed me to this video. Matt Alt talks about youkai, the necessity of understanding Japanese culture when translating Japanese, and the "working characters" covered in Hello, Please.

 

The little bit about his wife's name being listed before his on their youkai book was a bit odd, especially since it's not consistent across all their books - I just checked, and his name is definitely listed before his wife's on Hello, Please. Still, it's a very interesting interview. I'll have to try their book about youkai sometime.