While visiting Japan, animation writer Chris Robinson gets lost. As he drifts through Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto he happens upon a number of mysterious figures including Bob Dylan, Haruki Murakami, Sumo wrestlers, Big Bird and, by good chance, many famous Japanese animatorsboth living and dead. Each of these characters takes Robinson into a deep, dark, mysterious world of Japanese animation that does not include Godzilla, Akira, Anime, Manga, or Hasao Miyazaki. This inventive and unusual study rewrites the history of Japanese animation looking at the work of Atsushi Wada, Taku Furukawa, Renzo and Sayoko Kinoshita, Maya Yonesho, and many more.
|Publisher:||John Libbey Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Chris Robinson is a Canadian writer, journalist, and biographer. He is author of Estonian Animation, Unsung Heroes of Animation, The Animation Pimp, Canadian Animation, and Ballad of a Thin Man.
Table of Contents
Introduction: An Extremely Brief History of Independent Japanese Animation
1. Shadows are Falling
2. Tokyo Now: Atsushi Wada, Kei Oyama, Naoyuki Tsuji, Mirai Mizue, Keita Kurosaka, Kunio Kato
3. Tokyo Godfathers: taku Furukawa, Osamu Tezuka, Tadanari Okamoto, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Yoji Kuri
4. Hiroshima: Renzo and Sayoko Kinoshita
5. Kyoto: Maya Yonesho, Nobuhiro Aihara/Keiichi Tanammi, Kenzo masaoka, Noburo ofuji, yasuji Murata
6. Highlands: Koji Yamamura