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Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation

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Publisher Comments:

This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.

Synopsis:

Updated and expanded edition of Susan Napier's cult classic, in-depth, sophisticated look at Japanese animation

About the Author

Susan J. Napier is Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION * Foreword to the Updated Edition * Why Anime? * Anime and Global/Local Identity * PART TWO: BODY, METAMORPHOSIS, IDENTITY * Akira and Ranma ½ : The Monstrous Adolescent * Controlling Bodies: The Body in Pornographic Anime * Ghosts and Machines: The Technological Body * Doll Parts: Technology and the Body in Ghost in the Shell * Stray: Gender Panics, Masculine Crises, and Fantasy * PART THREE: MAGICAL GIRLS AND FANTASY WORLDS * The Enchantment of Estrangement: The Shojo in the World of Miyazaki Hayao * Now You See Her, Now You Don't: The Disappeaing Shojo * Carnival and Conservatism in Romantic Comedy * PART FOUR: REMAKING MASTER NARRATIVES: ANIME CONFRONTS HISTORY * No More Words: Barefoot Gen, Grave of Fireflies, and “Victims History” * Princess Mononoke : Fantasy, the Feminine, and the Myth of “Progress” * Waiting for the End of the World: Apocalyptic Identity * Elegies

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403970527
Author:
Napier, Susan J
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Napier, Susan J.
Author:
Susan J.
Author:
Napier
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Animated films
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Amateur Production
Subject:
Animated films -- Japan.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Revised and Updated
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus 16 pages black and white illustrati
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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