Animé from Akira to Princess Mononoke

Animé from Akira to Princess Mononoke experiencing contemporary Japanese animation

eBook (04 May 2001)

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Publisher's Synopsis

With the popularity of Pokemon still far from waning, Japanese animation, known as anime to its fans, has a firm hold on American pop culture. However, anime is much more than children's cartoons. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Often dismissed as fanciful entertainment, anime is actually quite adept at portraying important social and cultural issues like alienation, gender inequality, and teenage angst. This book investigates the ways that anime presents these issues in an in-depth and sophisticated manner, uncovering the identity conflicts, fears over rapid technological advancement, and other key themes present in much of Japanese animation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780312299408
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.433
DEWEY edition: 21
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 325g
Height: 209mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 22mm