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  • Anifesto
  • Frenchy Lunning (bio), Christopher Bolton (bio), and Sara Pocock (bio)

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Two groups thread a pathLike shy lovers-in tandem,But alone-aware

Intent, the one, examinesEach leaf that blowsFrom the East

The other, the windsBring breath, spirit, movement,And a name: Otaku [End Page 2]


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As shared furtive looks revealDifference, but shared passion

Ardor smolderingIn dry-leaved fires draws the twoToward an embrace

Lit by an anime moonBorn under a sailor's star:

Mechademia-offspring of their fated tryst,Iron child of leaves. [End Page 4]


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Forging together manyInto one manga of style

Her leaves well thought, wrought,Tempered in the waters ofA limpid language [End Page 7]


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As east winds sigh overland,Manga verses changing all,

She takes up two songsGoes, speeds, races ever onOne voice ringing

She is singing, she is seeingShe's explaining everything [End Page 8]


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Frenchy Lunning

Frenchy Lunning is a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and co director of SGMS: Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits, a weekend workshop there.

Christopher Bolton

Christopher Bolton is assistant professor of Japanese at Williams College.

Sara Pocock

Sara Pocock is a recent graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she studied animation. Her work has been showcased on Nickelodeon, and she recently illustrated a full-length comic, The Hydrologic Heist, soon to be published by Aha! Process Inc.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2152-6648
Print ISSN
1934-2489
Pages
pp. 1-10
Launched on MUSE
2010-01-27
Open Access
No
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