Hi! I'm Patrick. I have been writing about Japan and Japanese pop culture professionally since I was a teenager. I live in San Francisco, but go back and forth to Tokyo as much as possible.

My books include as an author and co-writer include:

TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion (Cadence Books, 2001)

オタク・イン・USA:愛と誤解のAnime輸入史 (Ohta Shuppan, Japan, 2006)

Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook (Chronicle Books, 2007)

Currently, I am the editor in chief of Otaku USA magazine and Crunchyroll News...

Recently, I have begun creating original stories and webcomics in association with Japanese artists. These include:


I've started using Wattpad to explore some new fiction (and non-fiction) ideas inspired by my last couple of years running around Tokyo's fasion, art, music, otaku, and subcultural scenes. Enjoy!
  • JoinedDecember 11, 2016

Stories by Patrick Macias
PARANOIA GIRLS by PatrickMacias
Paranoia Girls is an experimental illustrated story set in Northern California during the mid-1980s. The story and text is by Patrick Macias. The pictures are by Japanese artist Yunico Uchiyama. Marie Iida helped w...
MONDO TOKYO: Snapshots from Inside Japanese Subculture by PatrickMacias
MONDO TOKYO: Snapshots from Inside Japanese Subculture Non-Fiction
Japanese pop culture expert Patrick Macias takes you on a illustrated tour of astonishing people, places, and things found inside Tokyo's underground art, music, fashion, and otaku scenes.
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