Anime has grown from its 1930s origins, as a way to bring smiles to the faces of soldiers, to a $25 billion industry, but where do you begin if you want to get your anime fandom kick-started?

Helen McCarthy, British author of anime reference books, including 500 Manga Heroes and Villains, Anime! and The Anime Movie Guide comes to BLF to take you on a journey through the genre, its history, its relevance in culture and the best entry points to start your own anime story.

About The Author

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Helen McCarthy