Gilles Poitras (born in Quebec) is an author of books relating to anime and manga. He is a librarian at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.[1][2] 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,[3] and has been a guest at over 20 fan and industry conventions.[4]


Listed chronologically with the oldest at the top.

  • The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation (1 September 1999, Stone Bridge Press, ISBN 1880656329)
  • Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know (1 December 2000, Stone Bridge Press, ISBN 1880656531)
  • The Anime Companion 2: More What's Japanese In Japanese Animation? (30 September 2005, Stone Bridge Press, ISBN 1880656965)


  1. "FanimeCon - Day One - Gilles Poitras". Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. "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. 
  3. "Gilles Poitras (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  4. "Information on Gilles Poitras". Retrieved 2007-09-07. 

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