Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765616012
  • Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Japan's New Visual Culture   Frederik L. Schodt     vii
A Note on Language     xi
Introduction   Mark W. MacWilliams     3
Manga in Japanese History   Kinko Ito     26
Contemporary Anime in Japanese Pop Culture   Gilles Poitras     48
Characters, Themes, and Narrative Patterns in the Manga of Osamu Tezuka   Susanne Phillipps     68
From Metropolis to Metoroporisu: The Changing Role of the Robot in Japanese and Western Cinema   Lee Makela     91
Opening the Closed World of Shojo Manga   Mizuki Takahashi     114
Situating the Shojo in Shojo Manga: Teenage Girls, Romance Comics, and Contemporary Japanese Culture   Deborah Shamoon     137
Intellectuals, Cartoons, and Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War   Yulia Mikhailova     155
Framing Manga: On Narratives of the Second World War in Japanese Manga, 1957-1977   Eldad Nakar     177
Aum Shinrikyo and a Panic About Manga and Anime   Richard A. Gardner     200
Medieval Genealogies of Manga and Anime Horror   Rajyashree Pandey     219
The Utopian "Power to Live": The Significance of the Miyazaki Phenomenon   Hiroshi Yamanaka     237
Heartof Japaneseness: History and Nostalgia in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away   Shiro Yoshioka     256
National History as Otaku Fantasy: Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress   Melek Ortabasi     274
Considering Manga Discourse: Location, Ambiguity, Historicity   Jaqueline Berndt     295
Bibliography     311
About the Contributors     335
Index     339
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