ISBN-10:
1880656728
ISBN-13:
9781880656723
Pub. Date:
10/01/2002
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Anime Explosion!: The What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation / Edition 1

Anime Explosion!: The What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation / Edition 1

by Patrick Drazen

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ISBN-13: 9781880656723
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

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Anime Explosion!: The What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No seriously, it did. Suddenly, rather than just reading manga and watching anime just for fun, I'm asking myself 'what did that mean?', 'what did that stand for', 'how does this fit into what I know of Japanese culture', and other such questions, as well as saying 'Yeah, that makes perfect sense', 'I don't like it, but I can see why that happened'. Watching Revolutionary Girl Utena (three seasons in five days... Wow!) after reading this was really quite amazing with all the added insight, just as reading Naruto has been. I can't wait 'til vol. 2 of this book comes out (I assume there will be one, considering the fact that the title says it's vol. 1), and I certainly plan on re-reading this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I've watched anime most of my life, not really thinking of it as anime. But in the last few recent years, it has become more of a cultural phenomenon, so I decided to learn more about Japan and their customs and find out what I was missing in the shows. This books gives a lot of good information and has a nice recommendation list of essential anime shows and movies to see (most of which I've seen). It debugs some of the customs we would otherwise consider non sequitur. I really enjoyed it and plan on reading it again.