Anime

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Author: Rayna Denison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472576764
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Anime by Rayna Denison


Original Title: Anime

Anime: A Critical Introduction maps the genres that have thrived within Japanese animation culture, and shows how a wide range of commentators have made sense of anime through discussions of its generic landscape. From the battling robots that define the mecha genre through to Studio Ghibli's dominant genre-brand of plucky shojo (young girl) characters, this book charts the rise of anime as a globally significant category of animation. It further thinks through the differences between anime's local and global genres: from the less-considered niches like nichijo-kei (everyday style anime) through to the global popularity of science fiction anime, this book tackles the tensions between the markets and audiences for anime texts. Anime is consequently understood in this book as a complex cultural phenomenon: not simply a "genre,Â?? but as an always shifting and changing set of texts. Its inherent changeability makes anime an ideal contender for global dissemination, as it can be easily re-edited, translated and then newly understood as it moves through the world's animation markets. As such, Anime: A Critical Introduction explores anime through a range of debates that have emerged around its key film texts, through discussions of animation and violence, through debates about the cyborg and through the differences between local and global understandings of anime products. Anime: A Critical Introduction uses these debates to frame a different kind of understanding of anime, one rooted in contexts, rather than just texts. In this way, Anime: A Critical Introduction works to create a space in which we can rethink the meanings of anime as it travels around the world.

Stray Dog Of Anime

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Author: B. Ruh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137437901
Size: 44.41 MB
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Stray Dog Of Anime by B. Ruh


Original Title: Stray Dog Of Anime

Upon its US release in the mid 1990s, Ghost in the Shell , directed by Mamoru Oshii, quickly became one of the most popular Japanese animated films in the country. Despite this, Oshii is known as a maverick within anime: a self-proclaimed 'stray dog'. This is the first book to take an in-depth look at his major films, from Urusei Yatsura to Avalon .

The Japanification Of Children S Popular Culture

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Author: Mark I. West
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: 9780810851214
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The Japanification Of Children S Popular Culture by Mark I. West


Original Title: The Japanification Of Children S Popular Culture

A variety of contributors discuss the impact of such Japanese cultural exports as anime, manga, and electronic/video games and explain why these forms of culture are so popular with many American children.

Youtube For Dummies

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Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051702
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Youtube For Dummies by Doug Sahlin


Original Title: Youtube For Dummies

YouTube For Dummies takes the classic Dummies tact in helping tech novices get a handle on a popular technology that more tech-savvy audiences consider "simple." With so much content on YouTube getting media attention, more first-timers are jumping on the site and they need help. The book also helps the next step audience of users looking to add content to YouTube. Content includes: Watching the Tube - includes getting your PC ready for YouTube viewing, finding video, signing up for an account, and creating favorites. Loading Video to YouTube—covers the nuts and bolts of shooting video, transferring it to a PC, editing it, and sending it up to YouTube. Bringing Along YouTube—covers the various ways you can use YouTube video in places other than on the site. Includes mobile YouTube and adding videos to your MySpace page or another Web site. I Always Wanted To Direct—explores how to use YouTube's directors program to upload longer video, use the site for marketing, or launch your own videoblog.

Frames Of Anime

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Author: Tze-Yue G. Hu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622090982
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Frames Of Anime by Tze-Yue G. Hu


Original Title: Frames Of Anime

"Frames ofAnime provides a wonderfully concise and insightful historical overview of Japanese animation; more importantly, Tze-yue G. Hu also gives the reader a much-needed frame of reference--- cultural and historical --- for understanding its development." - Harvey Deneroff, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia "This is a valuable study that transcends most of its predecessors by situating Japanese anime in its cultural context and providing detailed insight into the lives and works of some of Japan's most prominent animators and their struggles to establish it as a legitimate form of cinema and television media. Its authorship by an Asian scholar also conversant with Chinese and Southeast Asian cinema and comic book culture gives it a unique comparative character."-John Clammer, United Nations University Japanese anime has long fascinated the world, and its mythical heroes and dazzling colors increasingly influence popular culture genres in the West. Tze-yue G. Hu analyzes the "language-medium" of this remarkable expressive platform and its many socio-cultural dimensions from a distinctly Asian frame of reference, tracing its layers of concentric radiation from Japan throughout Asia. Her work, rooted in archival investigations, interviews with animators and producers in Japan as well as other Asian animation studios, and interdisciplinary research in linguistics and performance theory, shows how dialectical aspects of anime are linked to Japan's unique experience of modernity and its cultural associations in Asia, including its reliance on low-wage outsourcing. Her study also provides English readers with insights on numerous Japanese secondary sources, as well as a number of original illustrations offered by animators and producers she interviewed.

The Anim Art Of Hayao Miyazaki

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Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451297
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The Anim Art Of Hayao Miyazaki by Dani Cavallaro


Original Title: The Anim Art Of Hayao Miyazaki

The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study of Miyazaki's work begins with an analysis of the visual conventions of manga, Japanese comic books, and anime; an overview of Japanese animated films; and a consideration of the techniques deployed by both traditional cel and computer animation. This section also details Miyazaki's early forays into comic books and animation, and his output prior to his founding of Studio Ghibli. Part Two concentrates on the Studio Ghibli era, outlining the company's development and analyzing the director's productions between 1984 and 2004, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and his newest film, Howl's Moving Castle. The second section also discusses other productions involving Studio Ghibli, including Grave of the Fireflies and The Cat Returns. Appendices supply additional information about Studio Ghibli's merchandise production, Miyazaki's global fan base, and the output of other Ghibli directors.

Windows On Japan

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Author: Bruce Roscoe
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9780875864938
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Windows On Japan by Bruce Roscoe


Original Title: Windows On Japan

In Windows on Japan, a New Zealander walks across rural Japan and ponders centuries-old perceptions about the country that is still prisoner to an isolationist past. In a deeply insightful commentary, the author surveys cultural, social and political mores, explores the wellspring of racial perception and the problem of the memory of war. Windows on Japan alternates chapters of physical travel with travel through perception about Japan, and challenges the logic of much Western thought about the country that perplexes as much as it pleases. The author walked a route that connects the ports of Niigata and Yokohama and from these windows on the world considers perceptions of people and place. He also assesses the effect of Japan on writers from Jonathan Swift to Oscar Wilde, Shirley MacLaine and Paul Theroux with surprising results. The trading entity that wraps its tentacles around the globe, converses in most languages and understands most customs, is perceptive and urbane and none appears more capable or cosmopolitan. Yet the individuals who inhabit these islands take refuge in their language as a private habitat, resent intrusions, and are captured by a cultural particularism that distances them from others. The author discusses this paradox, as well as environmental and linguistic issues and topics of history and literature. Along the way, he lifts a veil on the life of a snow country geisha, discusses current events with a priest and a reporter, and takes advice on becoming a Japanese. Though he is understood, it is only on return visits to places he has come to love that he wins acceptance. Notes on music delightfully enrich the narrative.

Naruto Anime Profiles Vol 3

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Author: Masashi Kishimoto
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421518893
Size: 64.77 MB
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Naruto Anime Profiles Vol 3 by Masashi Kishimoto


Original Title: Naruto Anime Profiles Vol 3

• Promotion: o Volume 7 of the manga was the WINNER of the prestigious 2006 Quill Award in the Graphic Novel Category. o In Sept. 2006, Volume 11 of the manga reached #21 on USA Today’s TOP 150 Booklist, the highest ranking ever for a manga title. o More than 2.5 million copies of the Naruto manga series have sold in the U.S. to date (BookScan). o Since the release of the anime on Cartoon Network, manga volumes 1 – 24 have never fallen out of Bookscan’s Graphic Novel Top 50 YTD rankings. o Debuted as the best-selling manga title in the U.S. (Bookscan)—over 50 million copies of the series sold in Japan! Related Products: o DVD vols. 1 – 17 & Uncut Box Sets 1-4 have sold over 345k units to date. Naruto anime is also released by VIZ Media. o Mattel, the #1 toy company in the world, is the master toy licensee. The Fall 2007 line of Naruto toys has secured placement at Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R’ Us, Borders, and Walden. o Naruto video games currently available at all major retailers. (Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R’ Us, Best Buy, Game Stop) o Naruto video game releases in 2007 include: Naruto: Test of the Ninja for Xbox 360 on 10/15/07, Naruto: Clash of the Ninja Revolution for Nintendo Wii on 11/1/07, Naruto: Ninja Council 3 for Nintendo DS on 05/22/07, Uzumaki Chronicles 2 for PS2 in October 2007, and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes for PSP in September 2007. o Naruto collectible card games are placed at all major retailers (Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R’ Us, Borders, Walden). Exclusive source of insider info of Naruto Anime! Naruto's journey intensifies. Keep up with all the new adventures! Naruto's journey intensifies. Keep up with all the new adventures! Everything has changed for the ninja of the Village Hidden in the Leaves! Discover what you might have missed in Episodes 81-135 of the Naruto anime series, with insider information about the show, including character designs, a must-have fold-out chart featuring fan-favorite Episode 101: "Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi Sensei's True Face!" Packed with special color illustrations, this guide is indispensable for any Naruto fan... Believe it!

The Anime Movie Guide

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Author: Helen McCarthy
Publisher: Overlook Books
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The Anime Movie Guide by Helen McCarthy


Original Title: The Anime Movie Guide

The phenomenally popular "Power Rangers", the most mainstream offshoot of "anime", or Japanese animation, is just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of these virtually astonishing films, appealing to people of all ages and tastes. This guide features detailed listings of feature films and direct-to-video features, arranged by title, year of release, and subject, that have been released since 1983. Illustrations throughout.

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