Brad Stephenson

  • Writer for tech website Lifewire
  • Contributor to Stevivor,, and Metropolis magazine
  • Long-time anime and manga fan living in Tokyo


Brad Stephenson is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for two years. Born in Sydney, Australia, Brad moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2003 to experience the country and culture he had seen in so many of his favorite anime series growing up. He lives in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, where you can find the famous Nakano Broadway, a popular destination for anime enthusiasts. 

Ever since the early stages of the internet in the late 90s, Brad has been a constant presence in the online anime community, being involved in numerous anime fansites and projects. Now older and wiser, he writes about anime, tech, gaming, travel, geek culture, and other topics for publications such as Lifewire, Stevivor,, and Metropolis magazine. 


  • B.A., Fine Arts, University of Western Sydney
  • Journalism courses, The Australian Writers Centre

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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