Cory Doctorow — he of BoingBoing, Craphound, and several excellent scifi novels — has a terrific column in Forbes about the extraordinary remix culture of manga fans in Romania. His piece does a nice job of describing how fan fiction can keep a medium vital. And he delivers several delicious quotes about the role of manga in pop culture. Among them: “manga [is] the hardiest and most voracious cultural virus presently known to human society.”
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