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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


Kaomoji and Expressivity in a Japanese Housewives’ Chat Room

Hirofumi Katsuno and Christine Yano

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes female cyber-sociality in Japanese housewife chat rooms, especially the visual play of kaomoji (“face marks”; emoticons) to express intimacy in virtual interaction, using ... More


The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Kirsten Cather

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the Japanese courts. This book traces how this case represents the most recent in a long line ... 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


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


Raising Readers, Rearing Artists: Fabricating Community in Shōjo Manga Magazines

Jennifer S. Prough

in Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834579
eISBN:
9780824870492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834579.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter delves into the pages of a shōjo manga magazine, analyzing the components that surround manga. It argues that in these magazines girls are raised to be both consumers and readers, ... More


Surfing the Neo-Nationalist Wave:: A Case Study of Manga Kenkanryū

Nicola Liscutin

in Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099746
eISBN:
9789882206793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099746.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines neo-nationalist backlash expressed in popular culture and disseminated through new media. In July 2005, amid a furore, a hitherto insignificant Tokyo publishing house launched ... 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


Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girl's Culture in Japan

Deborah Shamoon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835422
eISBN:
9780824870638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835422.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Shōjo manga are romance comics for teenage girls. Characterized by a very dense visual style, featuring flowery backgrounds and big-eyed, androgynous boys and girls, it is an extremely popular and ... More


Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

Jennifer S. Prough

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834579
eISBN:
9780824870492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834579.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Manga is the backbone of Japanese popular culture, influencing everything from television, movies, and video games to novels, art, and theater. Shōjo manga (girls' comics) has been seminal to the ... More


Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

David S. Roh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695751
eISBN:
9781452953670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the cultural value of illegal works that violate the copyrights of popular fiction? Why do they persist despite clear, stringent intellectual property laws? Drawing upon the disciplines of ... 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


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


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


An Extension of Some Theoretical Propositions

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter deals with three new branches of graphic literature: children’s comics, manga, (particularly shōjo manga), and interactive digital comics. It first provides an overview of the ... More


Low Humor/High Drama, The Two Faces of Adult Comics

Natsu Onoda Power

in God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732207
eISBN:
9781604734782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732207.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Some of Osamu Tezuka’s most critically acclaimed works are comics for adults, even as he initially caused a decline in adult-targeted comics early in his career. Adult comics suffered from lack of ... More


God of Comics, Master of Quotations

Natsu Onoda Power

in God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732207
eISBN:
9781604734782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732207.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In Osamu Tezuka’s comics, various art forms, cultural products, and social and cultural discourses function as powerful intertexts with a set of meanings and histories. Tezuka’s works were ... 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


Cartooning Erotics: Japanese Ero Manga

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/9780520219908.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on ero manga (erotic comics for men), with their dominant tropes of sadomasochism, macho dominance, analism, and deferral from genital copulation, read in terms of the ... More


Shakespeare and The Comic Book

Michael P. Jensen

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter first reviews that comics have ever been envisaged as a pedagogical tool in the teaching of literature. It also explains the choices about dialogue and visuals in comics based on ... More


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