Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle, Updated Edition by Susan J. Napier
Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation

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This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. It confirmed that anime is more than just children's cartoons, often portraying important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away and other recent releases, including Howl's Moving Castle--Miyazaki's latest hit film, already breaking records in Japan--this edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.

About Susan J. Napier

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Susan J. Napier is Professor of Japanese Studies at Tufts University. She is the author of four books including, "The Fantastic in Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity" and "Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle,
Published November 29, 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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