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Matt Thorn is best known in the West and in anime and manga fandom as a translator and scholar of shoujo manga. He has been instrumental in introducing Western audiences to classic shoujo. At times, he has angered some fans with his controversial statements about the poor quality of English-language manga translations or fangirl Japanese. Other fans find him to be refreshingly honest.