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Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know
     

Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know

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by Gilles Poitras
 

What makes Japanese animation Japanese? What are the top, not-to-be-missed films? Who’s got the anime goods? What’s it all mean anyway? Answering just about every question a fan (or curious parent) has, Anime Essentials is an easy-to-read and fun-to-look-at overview of the pop culture phenomenon sweeping America. It discusses the major players,

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What makes Japanese animation Japanese? What are the top, not-to-be-missed films? Who’s got the anime goods? What’s it all mean anyway? Answering just about every question a fan (or curious parent) has, Anime Essentials is an easy-to-read and fun-to-look-at overview of the pop culture phenomenon sweeping America. It discusses the major players, where to get your anime fix, otaku (devoted fan) etiquette, how to run an anime club (and get pre-release screenings!), how to "talk" anime to outsiders, and lots more of interest both to veterans and newcomers.

One of the New York Public Libary's 2001 Books for the the Teen Age List.

"Overall, this book opens its welcoming arms wide to newcomers, so that more people can enjoy anime's story qualities, human element and cinematic, artistic effects. A valuable book!" -- Protocultue Addicts

"For the anime beginner, this is a great place to start." -- Dreamwatch

Editorial Reviews

This guide to Japanese animation covers all aspects of animation; from the pop culture which surrounds it and the history of its rise outside of Japan to anime genres, actors, distributors and products. Collectors and fans of anime will find Anime Essentials fascinating and informative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880656532
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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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Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Upon appearance this book is small and unassuming but in content it is comprehensive, accessible, and fun! The bibliography is impressive. This is the perfect place to start a love of anime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm new at being a fan, and so had trouble recommending more than a dozen titles to friends. Moreover, I did not quite understand a lot of cultural references, and just was naive about many things regarding this wonderful genre. Having this book has helped immensely. I would say it is a must for any fan, at least to skim through, if not to buy and read constantly...