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Author Drazen, Patrick.

Title Anime explosion! : the what? why? & wow! of Japanese animation / Patrick Drazen.

Publication Info. Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, [2003]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  791.433 DRA    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Stacks - JOLY-11  791.433 DRA    AVAILABLE
 Joliet Twp High SD 204 - Central Campus Adult Non-Fiction - JCHB-1  791.433 DRA    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  791.433 DRA    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  791.4334 DRA    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  791.433 DRA    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 369 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-362) and index.
Contents Part 1. Interpreting anime. A page right out of history -- Conventions versus clichés -- The social web and the lone wolf -- Mukashi mukashi : from folktales to anime -- The naked truth -- Rated H : hardcore anime -- "A very pure thing" : gay and pseudo-gay themes in anime -- Bushido : the way of the warrior -- Shojodo : the way of the teenage girl -- Enter the mamagon : the Japanese mother -- Faith-based : Christianity, Shinto, and other religions in anime -- Who you gonna call? : the spirit world in anime -- The starmaker machinery : anime and idol -- It's not easy being green : nature in anime -- War is stupid : war and anti-war themes in anime -- Birth and death and rebirth : reincarnation in anime.
Part 2. Films and directors. Windaria -- Wings of Honneamise : Tora-san in space -- Utena : Giri/ninjo and the triumph of conservatism in pop culture -- Giant robo : anime as Wagnerian opera -- Flying with Ghibli : the animation of Hayao Miyazaki and company -- The Sailor Moon phenomenon : Love! Valor! Compassion! Middie Blouses! -- Escaflowne -- Evangelion -- Please save my earth -- The big Pokémon scare -- Plastic little : not what you think -- T he old and new testaments of Masamune Shirow -- Key the metal idol.
Subject Animated films -- Japan.
Animation (Cinematography) -- Japan.
Animated films -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Animated television programs -- Japan -- History and criticism.
ISBN 1880656728 paperback $18.95

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