steven r. anderson is a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Miami.
sandra annett is assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. She specializes in digital and new media studies, with a focus on animation. She is the author of Anime Fan Communities: Transcultural Flows and Frictions (2014). Her articles on animated film and media globalization have appeared in Transcultural Studies, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance.
brian bergstrom is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago and a course lecturer and visiting researcher at McGill University in Montréal. He has written about Japanese literature, popular culture, and fandom in a variety of venues, including Mechademia, positions, and Japan Forum, and is the editor and principal translator of We, the Children of Cats: Stories and Novellas by Tomoyuki Hoshino (2012).
susan w. furukawa is assistant professor of Japanese language and literature at Beloit College.
pamela gossin is professor of history of science and literary studies at the University of Texas–Dallas, where she serves as the director of Medical and Scientific Humanities (MaSH). Her publications include Across the Spectrum: The Interdisciplinary Life and Letters of John G. Neihardt (2013–14), Thomas Hardy’s Novel Universe: Astronomy, Cosmology, and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World (2007), and An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science (2002). She and co-instructor Marc Hairston have taught manga and anime together at University of Texas–Dallas for more than fifteen years.
forrest greenwood is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington.
brett hack is a lecturer at Aichi Prefectural University. He is a faculty member of the Office of Global Human Resource Development, a program seeking to redefine Japanese university foreign-language education in a global interdisciplinary context. His interests include contemporary Japanese visual culture, cultural dimensions of affect, and image pedagogy.
moto hagio is an award-winning manga artist who made her professional debut in 1969 and remains active today. Her better-known works include The Poe Clan (1972–76), The Heart of Thomas (1974), They Were Eleven! (1975), A, A’ (1981), A Savage God Reigns (1992–2001), and Otherworld Barbara (2002–5). In 2012, she became the first woman cartoonist to receive the prestigious Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon.
kendall heitzman is assistant professor of Japanese literature at the University of Iowa, where he teaches literature, film, theater, and translation. He is working on a monograph about the postwar writer Yasuoka Shōtarō and the writer’s relationship to history and memory.
andrea horbinski is a PhD candidate in modern Japanese history with a designated emphasis in new media at the University of California, Berkeley. She was previously a Fulbright Fellow to Japan studying hypernationalist manga in Kyoto, and she has discussed fandom, anime, manga, and Japanese history and folklore at conventions and conferences on five continents. She is secretary of the Board of Directors of the Organization for Transformative Works and of the Ada Initiative, and her articles and reviews [End Page 267] have appeared in The WisCon Chronicles and Transformative Works and Cultures as well as in Mechademia.
sabu kohso is a writer/translator/activist, native of Japan and living in New York. He has published books on urban struggles and anarchism in Japan and Korea, translated into English books by theorists Kojin Karatani and Arata Isozaki, and translated into Japanese books by David Graeber and John Holloway. He is a cofounder of the website “Japan: Fissures in the Planetary Apparatus” (http://www.jfissures.org) for critical and theoretical analyses of the post 3/11 world.
akira mizuta lippit teaches film and literature at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Ex-Cinema: From a Theory of Experimental Film and Video (2012), Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) (Minnesota, 2005), and Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife (Minnesota, 2000). He is writing books on contemporary Japanese cinema and the concept of the world and on David Lynch’s baroque alphabetics.
frenchy lunning is professor of liberal arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
matthew penney is assistant professor of...