Okami Official Complete Works

Author: Capcom

Publisher: Udon Entertainment Corporation

ISBN: 9781897376027

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 285

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"This book is a faithful translation of the book originally published in Japan on September 29, 2006."--Colophon.

100 Greatest Video Game Characters

Author: Jaime Banks,Robert Mejia,Aubrie Adams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442278137

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 260

View: 8708


Though in existence for only a few decades, video games are now firmly established in mainstream culture all around the planet. Every year new games are produced, and every year new favorites emerge. But certain characters have become so iconic that they withstand both time and the shifting interests of players. Such creations permeate other elements of popular culture—from graphic novels to film—and are known not only to dedicated gamers but to the general public as well. In 100 Greatest Video Game Characters, readers can learn about some of the most popular and influential figures that have leapt from computer monitors and television screens and into the public consciousness. The entries in this volume provide general facts about the characters as well as explore their cultural significance. The entries include the following information: Game developer Year character was established Video game franchise In addition, the book examines the commonalities of various video game characters to help readers better understand their popularity and how they operate within the video games and the industry itself. Whether casually looking up information on video game characters or researching what these icons says about society, readers will enjoy this entertaining and informative volume. Comprehensive and engaging, 100 Greatest Video Game Characters will appeal to fans and scholars alike.

How the Japanese Became Foreign to Themselves

The Impact of Globalization on the Private and Public Spheres in Japan

Author: Patrick Hein

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364310085X

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 7583


The question of whether Arendt's distinction of the private, public and society can be applied to the Japanese cultural context will be examined. It will be argued that repressed needs for equality, plurality and independence have made their way back through increased civil political participation and that this process is driven by the renaissance of the pre-Meiji Samurai principle of ethical individualism.

Before the Dawn

Author: Tōson Shimazaki

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 798

View: 9682


An historical novel portrays the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate and the changes in Japanese life after the arrival of Commodore Perry.