I’m Alone, But Not Lonely by Volker Grassmuck

Published by eeodo (2016)
80 Pages, 17 x 11.5 cm, Paperback

I’m Alone, But Not Lonely explores the rise of the ‘otaku’ as a phenomenon of 1980s Japanese youth culture. Originally written in 1990 by sociologist Volker Grassmuck, the essay is published here for the first time as a beautifully designed and illustrated book. It includes a Preface by Paul O’Kane, a specially written introduction by the author, and original illustrations by manga artist Kengyuan Qiu.