Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder

Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder

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by Josef Steiff, Tristan D. Tamplin
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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:
9780812697131
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy , #47
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
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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Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you read the description, youd realize this is a book about the philosophy behind anime, not an actual anime. lets be smart here fellas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
SWEARS ALL OVER THE FIRST PAGE AND NOT APPROPREATE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The picture on the cover looks terrible!