Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked, Who the hell is that?
Ste7en Foster thought he knew the answer to that question. But when a trio of tragedies struck, he didn’t know who he was anymore. When he went looking, he didn’t find himself. Instead, he saw 23 versions of himself, identities he had designed and used like masks—consciously and subconsciously—through the years. And each had their own story.
Ad man. Madman. Father. Feminist. Freak of nature. Man of faith. Out Hot 100 lister. Urban Dictionary term. The funniest writer-director in anime history, the man behind Ghost Stories. Survivor. Sinner. Defender. The Other Man. The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing.
This is a collection of stories that are heartbreaking. And hilarious. Disturbing and inspiring. Some intense, many unforgettable. Always insightful, often illuminating. They’re about facing who you think you are, who you hide behind, and finding the real you beneath all your disguises.
The Last Alias is not a book about one man, but about the many lives one man can live. It’s about listening to and looking through yourselves so you can discover who you really are.
This is a book about Ste7en Foster.
But it is everyone’s story.
For 16 years, Ste7en Foster was anime’s most creative—and controversial—writer/director. His shows have appeared on Cartoon Network, The Anime Network, G-4, SKY TV UK, and are currently featured on Hulu, Netflix, and CrunchyRoll.com. Of the over 70 anime titles he has produced, he is best known for the rowdy romp Colorful!, the stoner comedy Cromartie High School, the irreverent Super Milk-Chan Show, gothic thriller Gilgamesh, and the cult smash Ghost Stories, an anime adored by millions and often cited as the best dub ever produced. He has been listed on the Out Hot 100 and his name actually inspired a word in the Urban Dictionary. This is his first book.
The Bone Trees
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night
Just A Gigolo
Bear With Me
Sirens: A Myth Understanding
Boo! The True Story of Ghost Stories
The Freak of Nature
The Shrinking Violet
Sheep in Wolves Clothing
The One and Lonely
The Other Man
The Real Me
Step & Repeat
Apart of It
Christian’s Lament (A Country & Western Song)
The Sickness Suite
The God RA
A Man of Substance
Non Compos Mentis
Le Vrai Moi