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The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation?
     

The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation?

by Gilles Poitras
 

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An invaluable reference for fans of today's hot pop-culture phenomena: Japanese animation (anime) and manga

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An invaluable reference for fans of today's hot pop-culture phenomena: Japanese animation (anime) and manga

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880656327
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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"KIDS WATCH THIS! Can't people get it through their heads that anime is a medium for artistic expression and that anime content should not be determined by the American preconception that "cartoons" are only for kids? Sure, much of the anime produced in Japan is for children, but there is a sizeable percentage that is made for youth and adults. It is this latter percentage that is most represented in anime titles available in the U.S. Hell, anyone who has sat through a "Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted" animation show knows that some pretty vile and sexual stuff is being made in the U.S. Just because Fox and the Disney channel don't show it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. So the next time someone confuses "Ogenki Clinic" with kiddy cartoons, point out the difference to them. If they are shocked by the mild nudity in the bath scene in the first Ranma 1
2 TV episode consider severing all ties with them!" —from The Anime Companion

Meet the Author


Gilles Poitras is a California librarian who first discovered anime in 1977. As a fan of films he was attracted by the use of cinematic efffects in ways that he had never seen in animation. He has been interviewed in several documentaries on anime and writes a monthly column on anime for Newtype USA magazine. He is also author of Anime Essentials.

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