Mechademia is a new refereed journal from the University of Minnesota Press, for critical work on Japanese anime, manga, and the fan arts.
We are currently seeking submissions on topics linked to manga or anime, as well as related material from fields like fashion, film studies, fine art, video game design, and international fan culture, among others. Mechademia's goal is to promote critical thinking, writing, art, and creative activity that can bridge the current gap between professional, academic, and fan communities and discourses.
Further information is available on the journal's web site at http://mechademia.org.
I think critical thinking would obliterate the ranks of fandom. Critical thinking about anime and fandom will probably neuter academics. Critical thinking from manga professionals would lead to unreadable and unpopular products. Is it worth it?