Ōno Norihiro, born in 1965 in Aichi Prefecture, is one of Japan’s leading experts on Russian science fiction. He was part of the first wave of otaku and helped build bridges between fans in Japan and the former Soviet Union. He is now proficient in four languages. In addition to books he collects old calculators, martial arts weapons and strange musical and technological instruments.

Ōno Norihiro, born in 1965 in Aichi Prefecture, is one of Japan’s leading experts on Russian science fiction. He was part of the first wave of otaku and helped build bridges between fans in Japan and the former Soviet Union. He is now proficient in four languages. In addition to books he collects old calculators, martial arts weapons and strange musical and technological instruments.