Manga Impact: The World of Japanese Animation

Manga Impact: The World of Japanese Animation

by Philip Brophy
     
 

An easily accessible A-Z guide to the world of Japanese anime and manga, Manga Impact details everything from world-famous movies to the very latest cutting-edge projects by emerging directors and animators. Thematic essays and directory-style entries on the most influential creators and characters in manga and anime are included in this book that covers acclaimed

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An easily accessible A-Z guide to the world of Japanese anime and manga, Manga Impact details everything from world-famous movies to the very latest cutting-edge projects by emerging directors and animators. Thematic essays and directory-style entries on the most influential creators and characters in manga and anime are included in this book that covers acclaimed directors such as Miyazaki Hayao (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) and Otomo Katsuhiro (Akira), as well as exhaustive background information on myriad TV series, studios and artists such as Pokemon, Studio Ghibli and Tezuka Osamu. Lavishly illustrated with a wealth of iconographic images and presented in a dynamic comic book design, Manga Impact is an essential reference book that will delight newcomers, fanboys and cineastes alike.

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Library Journal
Chronicling the history of Japanese animation, film critics Chatrian and Paganelli give readers a detailed and informative look at this genre as a whole. Presented in a stunning comic book-esque design, a plethora of facts are well managed to prevent information overload via an excellent layout and a variety of well-chosen and stunning images. Perhaps the most appealing feature is the collection of essays highlighting the importance of anime and manga in today's culture. Well written and full of great insights, these essays combined with the bibliography, glossary, and index give readers the bible of Japanese animation.Verdict This is an essential resource for your library's anime and manga collection. It caters to new fans and supplies more than enough detail for the diehards out there. Readers will come away from it swimming in glorious amounts of information. Highly recommended.—Justin Hoenke, Portland P.L., ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714857411
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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