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Anime and philosophy : wide eyed wonder

Author: Josef Steiff; Tristan D Tamplin
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2010.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 47.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anime and Philosophy focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell, and Spirited Away are just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our  Read more...
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Anime and philosophy.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050134
(OCoLC)430841248
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Steiff; Tristan D Tamplin
ISBN: 9780812697131 0812697138
OCLC Number: 659730096
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 348 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Previews And Coming Attractions. Believe it! --
Accidental anime / Margo Coughlin Zimmerman --
Body. 1. Take a ride on the catbus / Shana Heinricy --
2. The making of killer cuties / Christie Barber, Mio Bryce, and Jason Davis --
3. Just a ghost in a shell? / Angus McBlane --
Mind. 4. I am Tetsuo / Benjamin Stevens --
5. The CPU has its reasons / John Hartung --
6. Eye am / Josef Steiff --
Spirit. 7. Nothing that happens is ever forgotten / Cari Callis --
8. Did Santa die on the cross? / Adam Barkman --
9. Why nice princesses don't always finish last / Daniel Haas --
Conflict. 10. Just war is no gouf / Louis Melançon --
11. The search for vengeance / Ian M. Peters --
12. The possibility of perfection / Andrew Terjesen --
Heroes. 13. Alchemic heroes / Benjamin Chandler --
14. Astro boy and the atomic age / Alicia Gibson --
15. Grave of the child hero / Hal Shipman --
Devils. 16. Human alchemy and the deadly sins of capitalism / D.E. Wittkower --
17. Everything you never wanted to know about sex and were afraid to watch / Andrew A. Dowd --
18. The devil within / Sara Livingston --
Future Perfect. 19. Cyborg songs for an existential crisis / Sarah Penicka-Smith --
20. Cyborg goddess / Dan Dinello --
21. It's the end of the species as we know it, and I feel anxious / Andrew Wells Garnar --
Special Features. Alternate ending: bide your time and hold out hope / Tristan D. Tamplin --
Credits --
Subtitles --
Making of --
Easter eggs --
Deleted scenes --
Scene selections.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 47.
Responsibility: edited by Josef Steiff and Tristan D. Tamplin.

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Examines the intriguing anime films and series to find what lies at their core. This title analyzes films such as "Akira", "Astro Boy", "Cowboy Bebop", "Death Note", "Dragon Ball Z", "Full Metal  Read more...

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