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Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World - Timothy Perper
Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World
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Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the... show more
Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the Internet, giving the interested general reader in-depth information well beyond the basic, "Japanese Comics 101" level, and providing those who teach and write about manga and anime valuable knowledge to further expand their expertise.The topics addressed range widely across various artists and art styles, media methodology and theory, reception of manga and anime in different cultural markets, and fan behavior. Specific subjects covered include sexually explicit manga drawn and read by women; the roots of manga in Japanese and world film; the complexity of fan activities, including "cosplay," fan-drawn manga, and fans' highly specific predilections; right-wing manga; and manga about Hiroshima and despair following World War II. The book closes with an examination of the international appeal of manga and anime.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781591589082 (1591589088)
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
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I liked this book more or less. The problem wasn't with the information per se but with the structure. While I expected to encounter a few (or more) essays, what I got from this book were some texts in the style of Wikipedia entries. It seemed that the authors of some of the essays did not want the ...
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