'I got to see The Book, a giant tome of psychology reports some six inches thick, containing what amounted to racial profiling of children around the world. Children in South America are more likely to play outside; German kids like playing with mechanical things earlier, and so on. When I turned to the Japanese section, two words jumped out at me: "solitary play."'
'Some modern anime seem made specifically for viewers that are not part of any community, solitary shut-ins with few if any friends.'
- Jonathan Clements, anime and manga translator, voice actor, scriptwriter [Newtype USA Jan 2006]