The Gamer Diaries: 1996 -1997

7“Are you watching that Manga s#!t again?”

This became one of my Mother’s catch cries, as she would feel the need to comment whenever I was watching Japanese animation. Normally I would get up early on a Saturday morning to watch some anime, Star Wars or a James Bond movie. She had no issue with James Bond, had a bit of an issue with Star Wars, but really had a problem with me watching anime. When I was much younger I would watch Astroboy on The Afternoon Show, hosted by James Valentine, on the ABC, I pointed out to her that Astroboy was also an anime. “But he was cute” was the response. If you’re having trouble with that logic then you’re not alone.

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