Gilles Poitras

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Gilles Poitras (born in Quebec) is an author of books relating to anime and manga, topics that he first discovered in 1977.[1] He is a librarian at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.[2][3] In addition to the books he has authored, Poitras also regularly contributed columns to Newtype USA, a former monthly magazine which covered anime and manga industry and related popular culture.

Poitras has appeared in several documentaries discussing various aspects of anime and manga fan culture,[4] and has been a guest at over 20 fan and industry conventions.[5]


Poitras has two Masters degrees, a Library Science Masters from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Theology from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley.[6]


Listed chronologically with the oldest at the top.

  • The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation (1 September 1999, Stone Bridge Press, ISBN 1-880656-32-9)
  • Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know (1 December 2000, Stone Bridge Press, ISBN 1-880656-53-1)
  • The Anime Companion 2: More What's Japanese In Japanese Animation? (30 September 2005, Stone Bridge Press, ISBN 1-880656-96-5)


  1. ^ "Gilles Poitras". Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. ^ "FanimeCon - Day One - Gilles Poitras". Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  3. ^ "Gilles Poitras - Anime Convention Personality of the Week". A Fan's View of Anime Conventions. 2000-08-20. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  4. ^ "Gilles Poitras (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  5. ^ "Information on Gilles Poitras". Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  6. ^ "Gilles Poitras". World Fandom. Retrieved 2018-10-15.

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