Anime and Philosophy by Josef Steiff
Wide Eyed Wonder (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

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Anime and Philosophy focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell, and Spirited Away are just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning — or meaninglessness — of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more, Anime and Philosophy provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.

About Josef Steiff

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Josef Steiff is the assistant chair and director of film development in the Department of Film and Video at Columbia College Chicago. An independent filmmaker, he has worked as a director, producer, cinematographer, and editor with budgets ranging from $100 to $100,000+. Steiff is also a staff writer for "Film Monthly" and has served as assistant editor of "Wide Angle Film Quarterly,
Published April 10, 2010 by Open Court. 369 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Law & Philosophy, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel. Non-fiction

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