Anime Encyclopediaby Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy
Here is the long-awaited, biggest guide ever, the absolute must-have for every fan, collector, library, and video-store browser. Included are over 2,000 Japanese animation films-from today's Pokémon, Tenchi Muyo, and Sailor Moon to the classic Tetsuwan Atomu (Astro Boy) and little-known artistic gems like the anime life of/i>/i>/i>/i>/i>… See more details below
Here is the long-awaited, biggest guide ever, the absolute must-have for every fan, collector, library, and video-store browser. Included are over 2,000 Japanese animation films-from today's Pokémon, Tenchi Muyo, and Sailor Moon to the classic Tetsuwan Atomu (Astro Boy) and little-known artistic gems like the anime life of Mozart-with key personnel, running time, studio, alternative titles, cross references, critical comment, and sex/violence warnings. Illustrated and fully indexed.
Jonathan Clements has translated over 70 anime and manga and was editor of Manga Max from 1998-2000. Helen McCarthy is former editor of Anime UK and Manga Mania and author of The Anime Movie Guide, Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation, and, with Jonathan Clements, The Erotic Anime Movie Guide.
- Stone Bridge Press
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- Older Edition
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- 7.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.21(d)
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They gave me reviews on all my favorite shows and movies, but it also gave me information on many other anime movies that I've never seen. Now I will.
This book should be called 'A Cursory and Inaccurate History of Anime' instead of the all encompassing and accurate compendium it claims to be. Many mistakes, biased opinions and discrepancies exist in the book - from misinformation about plot to just plain insulting references to anime which does not agree with said reviewer's tastes. This is a good introduction for, as said in the description, the Pokemon crowd, but it does not even come close to being an otaku's reference manual.
Why would someone who has seen just one anime film and specializes in the study of Japanese art rush to purchase 'The Anime Encyclopedia' and then deem it a vital reference tool for a wide array of scholars and students? Because the value of this highly disciplined book--presented cleanly and claerly by the two authors--goes way beyond the outstanding and very frank assessments of specific anime films. Certainly the book has been written for the legions of anime fans and its organization is targeted solely at them. Even so, scholars of Japanese anthropology, sociology, history, visual culture, and mythology will find much of value here that is not readily accessible elsewhere. Those hardy souls willing to systematically work their way through the close to 600 pages of this volume will find a treasure chest of information that, for example, reveals patterns in Japanese myths and the stories of numerous traditional theatrical productions.