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Gilles Poitras
Gender: Male
Occupation: Author, librarian


Gilles Poitras is an author and a librarian, providing commentary for the English portion of Otaku no Video commentary. He has contributed articles to Newtype USA and has written a series of books on Japanese animation and manga, The Anime Companion, The Anime Companion 2, and Anime Essentials, as well as serving as an “otaku editor” on the editorial board of Mechademia, an annual publication on anime, manga, and fandom. He has also introduced anime showings at the Smithsonian, taught an 8 week class on anime to staff at Pixar and brought up anime in discussions more times than his coworkers care to remember.