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Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle
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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Foreword to the Updated Edition Why Anime? Anime and Global/Local Identity PART TWO: BODY, METAMORPHOSIS, 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 PART THREE: MAGICAL GIRLS AND FANTASY WORLDS The Enchantment of Estrangement: The Shojo in the World of Miyazaki Hayao Now You See Her, Now You Don't: The Disappearing Shojo Carnival and Conservatism in Romantic Comedy PART FOUR: REMAKING MASTER NARRATIVES: ANIME CONFRONTS HISTORY No More Words: Barefoot Gen, Grave of 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

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SUSAN NAPIER is Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. She is a recognized expert on anime both in the United States and in Japan, where she was invited by the government to speak about anim?'s role in culture.

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SUSAN NAPIER is Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. She is a recognized expert on anime both in the United States and in Japan, where she was invited by the government to speak about anime's role in culture.

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Reviews of the first edition: '...a thoughtful and carefully researched account...' -The New York Times 'Napier draws a rather complete picture of Japanese animation as a legitimate art form, and uses anime as a key to the culture that creates it...' - Entertainment Weekly 'This worthy addition to the burgeoning literature on Japanese popular culture will stand the test of time.' - Choice

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