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Japanese visual culture : explorations in the world of manga and anime

Author: Mark Wheeler Macwilliams
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated volume brings together an international group of scholars from many specialities to explore the richness and subtleties of Japanese manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films)--and how they have become two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Japanese visual culture.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2008
(DLC) 2007025425
(OCoLC)144773808
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Wheeler Macwilliams
ISBN: 9780765622358 0765622351 1282119370 9781282119376 9781317467007 1317467000
OCLC Number: 503447257
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword : Japan's new visual culture / Frederik L. Schodt --
Introduction / Mark W. MacWilliams --
Manga in Japanese History / Kinko Ito --
Contemporary Anime in Japanese Pop Culture / Gilles Poitras --
Characters, Themes, and Narrative Patterns in the Manga of Osamu Tezuka / Susanne Phillips --
From Metropolis to Metoroporisu : The Changing Role of the Robot in Japanese and Western Cinema / Lee Makela --
Opening the Closed World of Shojo Manga / Mizuki Takahashi --
Situating the Shojo in Shojo Manga : Teenage Girls, Romance Comics, and Contemporary Japanese Culture / Deborah Shamoon --
Intellectuals, Cartoons, and Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War / Yulia Mikhailova --
Framing Manga: On Narratives of the Second World War in Japanese Manga, 1957-1977 / Eldad Nakar --
Aum Shinrikyo and a Panic about Manga and Anime / Rich Gardner --
Medieval Genealogies of Manga and Anime Horror / Raj Pandey --
The Utopian "Power to Live": The Significance of the Miyazaki Phenomenon / Hiroshi Yamanaka --
Heart of Japaneseness: History and Nostalgia in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away / Shiro Yoshioka --
National History as Otaku Fantasy: Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress / Melek Ortabasi --
Considering Manga Discourse: Location, Ambiguity, Historicity / Jaqueline Berndt --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: edited by Mark W. MacWilliams ; foreword by Frederik L. Schodt.

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Explores the historical, cultural, sociological, and religious dimensions of manga and anime, and examines specific sub-genres, artists, and stylistics. This book also addresses such topics as  Read more...

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