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Author Napier, Susan Jolliffe.
Title Anime from Akira to Howl's moving castle : experiencing contemporary Japanese animation / Susan J. Napier.
Publisher New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
book jacket
 Oakdale Circulating (2nd Floor)  NC1766.J3 N37 2005    AVAILABLE

Edition Updated ed., [Rev. ed.].
Description xviii, 355 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-342) and index.
Contents Why anime? -- Anime and local/global identity -- Akira and Ranma 1/2 : the monstrous adolescent -- Controlling bodies : the body in pornographic anime -- Ghosts and machines : the technological body -- Doll parts : technology and the body in Ghost in the shell -- Stray : gender panics, masculine crises, and fantasy in Japanese animation -- The enchantment of estrangement : the Sh»ojo in the world of Miyazaki Hayao -- Now you see her, now you don't : the disappearing Sh»ojo -- Carnival and conservatism in romantic comedy -- No more words : Barefoot gen, Grave of the fireflies, and "victim's history" -- Princess Mononoke : fantasy, the feminine, and the myth of "progress" -- Waiting for the end of the world : apocalyptic identity -- Elegies -- Conclusion : a fragmented mirror.
Summary When 'Spirited Away' won the Oscar for best animated film in 2002, Hayao Miyazaki proved that anime was much more than cartoons for children or a ploy to sell trading cards. Susan Napier demonstrates how anime can be used to explore important social and cultural issues in a sophisticated and entertaining way.
Subject Animated films -- Japan.
ISBN 1403970513
1403970521 (pbk.)
9781403970527 (pbk.)
OCLC 61687965

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