The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917

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Bigger and better! Our first edition rocked the anime world with its in-depth entries on anime famous and obscure and its superb index/film finder. Now this fantastic book is 40 percent larger—with all-new entries on hundreds of anime released after 2001, updates on older entries, and over fifty thousand words on anime creators (like Tezuka and Otomo) and genres (“Early Anime,” “Science Fiction and Robots,” etc.). An absolute must-have for every anime shelf!

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Overview

Bigger and better! Our first edition rocked the anime world with its in-depth entries on anime famous and obscure and its superb index/film finder. Now this fantastic book is 40 percent larger—with all-new entries on hundreds of anime released after 2001, updates on older entries, and over fifty thousand words on anime creators (like Tezuka and Otomo) and genres (“Early Anime,” “Science Fiction and Robots,” etc.). An absolute must-have for every anime shelf!

"If I only had space on my overcrowded shelf for one book on anime, this would be it. If I had no space on my shelf I'd select two books at random and drop them into the bin, just to make room-- it's that indispensable."-- Paul Jacques, Anime on DVD

"While you may not agree with their opinons on a given anime, they are informative and entertaining, especially when skewering a really bad anime." -- Frames Per Second

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This revised and expanded edition documents nearly a century of anime history. Editors Clements (former editor, Manga Maxmagazine) and McCarthy (The Anime Movie Guide) have integrated an additional 1000 entries, for a total of approximately 3000. Although the entries are alphabetized by their English titles, their Japanese titles are also noted. Entries include a list of animator and director names and briefly present the premise and plot of each work. The authors offer parental advisories and consistently make references to spin-offs and influences. The text far outweighs the imagery (150 b&w illustrations), which is somewhat disappointing, given the subject. However, this book is the most comprehensive source on the subject available and provides a substantial bibliography for further research. Recommended for film and cinema culture collections.


—Savannah Schroll Guz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933330105
  • Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Edition description: Revised & Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 867
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Jonathan Clements is the former editor of Manga Max magazine, and the translator of dozens of anime, including Samurai Gold, Slow Step and Plastic Little. He has been awarded the Japan Festival Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture. Helen McCarthy is the former editor of Anime UK and Manga Mania magazines, and the author of The Anime Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. She has been awarded the Japan Festival Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture.
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    Luv it

    Anime rules

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