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The Japanification of children's popular culture : from godzilla to miyazaki

Author: Mark I West
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A variety of contributors discuss the impact of such Japanese cultural exports as anime, manga, and electronic/video games and explain why these forms of culture are so popular with many American children.
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Japanification of children's popular culture.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(OCoLC)608473671
Online version:
Japanification of children's popular culture.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(OCoLC)609332186
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark I West
ISBN: 9780810851214 0810851210 9780810862494 0810862492
OCLC Number: 232786129
Description: xi, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Godzilla, the evolving monster / Dale Pike --
Reptar: the rugrats meet Godzilla / Jan Susina --
Invasion of the Japanese monsters: a home-front report / Mark I. West --
Hello Kitty in America / Kathy Merlock Jackson --
The allure of anthropomorphism in manga and Animé / Fred Patten --
We all live in a Pokémon world: animated utopia for kids / Cary Eliza --
Pokemon as theater: training the pocket monsters of self and consumerism / Mark Pizzato --
Japanese dominance of the video-game industry and the future of interactive media / Joe Wezorek --
Jet-set kids: mutation/seduction/hybridization / Derek A. Burrill --
Interviews with adolescent Animé fans / Brent Allison --
North America reactions to Yaoi / Antonia Levi --
Paradigm lost: how the rising ubiquity of all things Japanese ruined the national pastime for one American father / Bill Davis --
Two worlds, united by Animé / Elizabeth Flynn --
The cross-cultural appeal of the characters in Manga and Animé / Hiroaki Hatayama --
The censorship of Japanese Anime in America: do American children need to be protected from Dragon Ball? / Rieko Okugara --
Early Japanese animation in the United States: changing Tetsuwan Atomu to Astro Boy / Brian Ruh --
Inu Yasha: the search for the jewel of four souls in America / Nicoloe Farrell --
Folklore and gender inversion in Cardcaptor Sakura / Bill Ellis --
Anima and Animé: environmental perspectives and new frontiers in Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away / Nathalie op de Beeck.
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