Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder

Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder

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by Josef Steiff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812696700

ISBN-13: 2900812696706

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900812696706
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Pages:
288

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