Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga

ISBN-10: 0816649456

ISBN-13: 9780816649457

Edition: 2006

Authors: Frenchy Lunning

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After decades in which American popular culture dominated global media and markets, Japanese popular culture—primarily manga and anime, but also toys, card and video games, and fashion—has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon. From Pokémon and the Power Rangers to Paranoia Agent and Princess Mononoke, Japanese popular culture is consumed by an eager and exponentially increasing audience of youths, teenagers, and adults. Mechademia, a new annual edited by Frenchy Lunning, begins an innovative and fresh conversation among scholars, critics, and fans about the complexity of art forms like Superflat, manga, and anime. The inaugural volume, Mechademia 1 engages the rise of Japanese popular culture through game design, fashion, graphic design, commercial packaging, character creation, and fan culture. Promoting dynamic ways of thinking, along with state-of-the-art graphic design and a wealth of images, this cutting-edge work opens new doors between academia and fandom. The premiere issue features the interactive worlds that anime and manga have created, including the origins of cosplay (the manga and anime costume subculture), Superflat, forgotten images from a founding manga artist, video game interactivity, the nature of anime fandom in America, and the globalization of manga. Contributors: Anne Allison, Duke U; William L. Benzon; Christopher Bolton, Williams College; Vern L. Bullough, California State U, Northridge; Martha Cornog; Patrick Drazen; Marc Hairston; Mari Kotani; Thomas LaMarre; Antonia Levi, Portland State U; Thomas Looser, NYU; Susan Napier, U of Texas, Austin; Michelle Ollie; Timothy Perper; Sara Pocock; Brian Ruh; Takayuki Tatsumi, Keio U, Tokyo; Toshiya Ueno, Wako U, Tokyo; Theresa Winge, U of Northern Iowa; Mark J. P. Wolf, Concordia U; Wendy Siuyi Wong, York U. Frenchy Lunning is professor of liberal arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The Japan fad in global youth culture and millennial capitalism
Globalizing Manga : from Japan to Hong Kong and beyond
The world of Anime fandom in America
Costuming the imagination : origins of Anime and Manga cosplay
Assessing interactivity in video game design
Mori Minoru's day of resurrection
Superflat and the layers of image and history in 1990s Japan
Kurenai no metalsuits, "Anime to wa nani ka/What is animation"
The muitiplanar image
The werewolf in the crested kimono : the wolf-human dynamic in Anime and Manga
Metamorphosis of the Japanese girl : the girl, the hyper-girl, and the battling beauty
Revolutionary girl Utena : Mango and Anime citations
Review and commentary
The song at the end of the world : personal apocalypse in Rintaro's metropolis
The influence of Manga on Japan
Adult Mango : culture and power in contemporary Japanese society, by Sharon Kinsella
The shock of the newtype : the Mobile Suit Gundam novels of Tomino Yoshiyuki
The yin and yang of schoolgirl experiences : Maria-sama ga miteru and Azumango Daioh
Historicizing Anime and Manga : from Japan to the world
Manga : sixty years of Japanese comics
Watching Anime, reading Manga : twenty-five years of essays and reviews, by Fred Patten
In the sound of the bells : freedom and revolution in Revolutionary girl Utena
[actual symbol not reproducible] Torendo : a series of interviews
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