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"Anime may still be classed in the 'niche' market these days, but it has such variety, such potential, that I'm sure it will make it into the mainstream one day."
That Dude in the Suede, 2008
That Dude in the Suede, 2011

William DuFresne is That Dude in the Suede, a laidback, sardonic Otaku in a leather jacket who hails from Christchurch, New Zealand and reviews anime and anime-related things. He was one of the first people to join the site, as well as the site's first anime critic.

He hosted two series--Animenia, where he reviews anime, its tropes and anime culture, and AMV Heaven, where he showcases anime Fan Vids in the style of Masterpiece Theatre. He then added a third, Suede Played, which he describes as being somewhere between a straight-up review and a Let's Play of his favourite (yet silly) games. He also revealed that an episode of Animenia, "Anime Weirdness: Hair", was supposed to be the first in an Anime Weirdness series that was shoved to the side by his more popular shows. Post-hiatus, it's been reinvented as Fandom Stranger.

You can see him on his official blog, Days Of Suede, YouTubeAnime Music Videos, deviantART, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series forums and blogTV.

Suede's shows provide examples of:


 Suede: "Why Top 11? "Because I want to be as much like That Guy With The Glasses as possible, so that other people will watch me."

 Suede: Crawling in my skin. These wounds, they will not heal.

AMV Heaven

Fandom Stranger

Formerly Anime Weirdness.

Suede Played

Other Works/Appearances


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