Matt Thorn

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Matthew "Matt" Thorn (born May 12, 1965) is a cultural anthropologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Manga Production at Kyoto Seika University's Faculty of Manga in Japan.[1][2][3] She[4] is best known in North America for her work dealing with shōjo manga. She has appeared at multiple anime conventions, including Otakon 2004.[5] She chose to translate shōjo manga into English after reading Thomas no Shinzō by Moto Hagio in the mid-1980s.[6]

In March 2010 it was announced that Thorn would edit a line of manga co-published by Shogakukan and Fantagraphics.[7]


The following credits are for translation unless otherwise noted:


  1. "KSU: Faculty of Manga - Dept. of Manga Production". Archived from the original on October 2, 2009. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  2. "Matt Thorn Returns to Translation". Publishers Weekly. 2009-02-17. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  3. "Matt Thorn to Teach Manga in Japan". Anime News Network. 2005-07-09. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  4. Thorn has publicly stated that her preferred pronouns are female. Thorn, Matt. "Being misgendered a lot today. I suppose I need to come out a little more loudly. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers, thank you.". Twitter. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. Phillips, George (2004-08-24). "Otakon 2004 - Opening Ceremonies". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  6. Cha, Kai Ming (2010-04-05). "Matt Thorn Talks About Publishing Manga". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  7. Deppey, Dirk (March 8, 2010). "Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years’ work". Journalista!. The Comics Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Kai Ming Cha (March 15, 2010). "Fantagraphics Steps into Manga Publishing". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  9. Thorn, Matt (March 9, 2010). "Moto Hagio collection, Takako Shimura's "Wandering Son"". Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  10. "Fantagraphics Books - A Drunken Dream and Other Stories [Pre-Order]". Retrieved 2010-08-12. 

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