Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder [NOOK Book]

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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 times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and...
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Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder

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Overview


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 times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning — or meaninglessness — of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more, Anime and Philosophy provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697131
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/10/2010
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy , #47
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 711,032
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Josef Steiff is the Associate Chair, Film & Video Department, Columbia College, where he teaches courses in science fiction and anime among other topics. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Filmmaking.

Tristan Tamplin has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is the principal designer at Verso Design Corporation.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Cool

    Buy it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    The cover

    I can tell right away just from looking at the cover that this book: a. Probably isnt anything like anime, and b. It's probably not worth buying

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Lame

    The book's anime is terrible. Its not even anime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    I don't think I could rate it

    SWEARS ALL OVER THE FIRST PAGE AND NOT APPROPREATE

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    The picture on the cover looks terrible!

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    Posted July 12, 2010

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