Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation by Napier S. ISBN: 9780312238636
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About the book >.>.> WITH THE POPULARITY OF POK?MON FAR FROM WANINGJapanese animation known as anime to its fans has a firm hold oncartoons running the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Oftendismissed as fanciful entertainment anime is actually quite adept at portrayingimportant social and cultural issues. From teenage alienation in Akira perhaps themost famous anime film in the United States to the problems of industrializationand modernity in one of Miyazaki Hayao’s masterpieces Princess Mononoke animetackles tough questions that confront individuals and society as a whole.In this knowing and insightful introduction to anime as a cultural phenomenonSusan J. Napier goes inside the world of anime to explore how it reflects and colorsboth Japanese society and our growing global culture. Topics include the apocalypticvisions in Akira Nausica? of the Valley of the Wind and Neon Genesis Evangelion;gender identity in Ranma 1/2; questions of history and memory in Grave of theFireflies and Barefoot Gen; feminism in the films of Miyazaki Hayao; and more.Napier also provides an even-handed look at anime’s darker side: its frequentdisplays of pornography and sexual violence in such films as Twin Dolls andLa Blue GirlSUSAN J. NAPIER teaches Japanese literature and culture at the University ofTexas Austin. Her previous books include The Subversion ofEscape from the Wasteland.
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