Anime

A History

Author: Jonathan Clements

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844578844

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its early faltering steps, to the international successes of Spirited Away and Pokémon.
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Anime: A History

Author: Jonathan Clements

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1844578852

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Japanese animation is at the nexus of an international multimedia industry worth over $6.5 billion a year, linked to everything from manga to computer games, Pokémon and plushies. In this comprehensive guide, Jonathan Clements chronicles the production and reception history of the entire medium, from a handful of hobbyists in the 1910s to the Oscar-winning Spirited Away and beyond. Exploring the cultural and technological developments of the past century, Clements addresses issues of historiography within Japanese academic discourse and covers previously neglected topics such as wartime instructional animation and work-for-hire for American clients. Founded on the testimonies of industry professionals, and drawing on a myriad of Japanese-language documents, memoirs and books, Anime: A History illuminates the anime business from the inside – investigating its innovators, its unsung heroes and its controversies.
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Hayao Miyazaki

Exploring the Early Work of Japan's Greatest Animator

Author: Raz Greenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501335960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Hayao Miyazaki's career in animation has made him famous as not only the greatest director of animated features in Japan, the man behind classics as My Neighbour Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001), but also as one of the most influential animators in the world, providing inspiration for animators in Disney, Pixar, Aardman, and many other leading studios. However, the animated features directed by Miyazaki represent only a portion of his 50-year career. Hayao Miyazaki examines his earliest projects in detail, alongside the works of both Japanese and non-Japanese animators and comics artists that Miyazaki encountered throughout his early career, demonstrating how they all contributed to the familiar elements that made Miyazaki's own films respected and admired among both the Japanese and the global audience.
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Anime and Memory

Aesthetic, Cultural and Thematic Perspectives

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453478

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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The theme of memory has played a significant role in anime throughout its evolution as an art form and as popular entertainment. Anime’s handling of memory is multifaceted, weaving it into diverse symbolic motifs, narratives and aesthetic issues. This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of a range of anime titles wherein different aspects of this cultural phenomenon are articulated. It explores anime films and series that exemplify the distinctive signatures placed by particular directors or studios on the treatment of memory, while also highlighting the prominence of memory in anime with reference to specific philosophical, artistic, and historical contexts.
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Anime and the Art of Adaptation

Eight Famous Works from Page to Screen

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786462035

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Exploring a selection of anime adaptations of famous works of both Eastern and Western provenance, this book is concerned with appreciating their significance and appeal as independent texts. The author evaluates three aspects of anime adaptation—how anime adaptations develop their original sources in stylistic, aesthetic, and psychological terms; how specific features of the anime medium impact alchemically on the original sources to bring into being imaginative works of an autonomous nature; and which qualities render an adaptation in anime form a distinctly unique artistic creation.
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The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition

A Century of Japanese Animation

Author: Jonathan Clements,Helen McCarthy

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1611729092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1160

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"Impressive, exhaustive, labyrinthine, and obsessive—The Anime Encyclopedia is an astonishing piece of work."—Neil Gaiman Over one thousand new entries . . . over four thousand updates . . . over one million words. . . This third edition of the landmark reference work has six additional years of information on Japanese animation, its practitioners and products, plus incisive thematic entries on anime history and culture. With credits, links, cross-references, and content advisories for parents and libraries. Jonathan Clements has been an editor of Manga Max and a contributing editor of Newtype USA. Helen McCarthy was founding editor of Anime UK and editor of Manga Mania.
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Anime and Philosophy

Wide Eyed Wonder

Author: Josef Steiff,Tristan D. Tamplin

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812696700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

View: 7144

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Anime and Philosophy focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell, and Spirited Away are just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning -- or meaninglessness -- of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more, Anime and Philosophy provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.
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