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Epilogue

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book offers new insight and perspective of the medium-genre. In contemporary terms, anime is Japanese animation with distinctive recognizable representations and often with close-knit links to ... More


Blade of the Phantom Master: Heroism, Gender, National Identity, and Cultural Translation in Japanese-Korean Animation

Daniel Martin

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the superhero in transnational Japanese-Korean animation, focusing on the feature film Blade of the Phantom Master (2004). A Japanese-South Korean co-production, this animated ... More


Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female ... More


Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Tze-Yue G. Hu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Japanese anime has long fascinated the world, and its mythical heroes and dazzling colors increasingly influence popular culture genres in the West. This book analyzes the “language-medium” of this ... More


Case Study: Anime Music Videos

Dana Milstein

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter concentrates on unofficial music videos (UMVs): anime music videos (AMVs), which limit their video footage to anime-related media. It also covers the aesthetic traits that characterise ... More


Continuity of Art Forms and Their Visualness

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the wide array of art forms available in Japan and stresses their continuity over the years. It introduces the “visualness” of Japanese art forms including anime and attempts ... More


Cultural Thought, Expressing the Self, and Image-Building

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter investigates and hypothesizes the productive spirit of anime as a whole in relation to the underlying native philosophical inclinations and cultural thought. It examines the country's ... More


Miyazaki and Takahata Anime Cinema

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the creative worlds of master animator Miyazaki Hayao and his colleague, animation director Takahata Isao, focusing on the collective yet individualistic components of their ... More


Introduction

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines anime, the popular Japanese form of animation. It analyzes in detail the historical growth of the medium-genre, its essential ties with an innate socio-cultural environment from ... More


Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Manga and anime (illustrated serial novels and animated films) are highly influential Japanese entertainment media that boast tremendous domestic consumption as well as worldwide distribution and an ... More


Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835941
eISBN:
9780824871574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Digital technology has transformed cinema's production, distribution, and consumption patterns and pushed contemporary cinema toward increasingly global markets. Japanese cinema has been revitalized ... More


Holy Ghosts: The Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction

Rebecca Suter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840013
eISBN:
9780824868581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840013.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book looks at the repeated reappearance in modern fiction of the so-called “Christian century” of Japan, the period between the arrival of Jesuit missionaries in 1549 and the Shimabara rebellion ... More


Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Frenchy Lunning (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book, the seventh volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga, explores the various ways in which anime, manga, digital media, fan culture, and Japanese ... More


Closure

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The concluding chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book and offers suggestions for future study. The book shows that the religious aspects of manga and anime culture are visible in the ways ... More


Introduction: The City’s Edge

James Tweedie and Yomi Braester

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is about city films, a genre of sorts that involves a reconsideration of both urban environment and cinema. It proposes several redefinitions of the terms “cinema” and the “city” while ... More


A Male Gaze in Japanese Children's Cartoons, or, Are Naked Female Bodies Always Sexual?

Anne Allison

in Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219908
eISBN:
9780520923447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219908.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines sexual motifs in the mass culture of manga (comics) and anime (animation), looking at a form of male gazing targeted at children. The look is fashioned as coming from male ... More


Recreating Religion

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter plots manga and anime along a continuum ranging from casual diversion to explicitly religious recreation. One the one hand, it provides a typology of religious manga and anime based on ... More


Love Revolution: Anime, Masculinity, and the Future

Ian Condry

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The idea of developing relationships or falling in love with characters is not new in the virtual world and in the world of anime. However the debates surrounding Japan’s obsessive fans or otaku, and ... More


Letter from An Otaku

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter assesses how otaku outside Japan perceive beautiful fighting girls, emphasizing the diversity of “anime fans.” In online interviews conducted with anime fans in the West, most of the ... More


Depicting Religions on the Margins

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Aum Shinrikyō, the infamous group responsible for the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in March of 1995, have long shaped discussions about religion in contemporary Japan. In the aftermath ... More


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