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Japanese Visual Culture


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Foreword, Frederik L. Schodt; Introduction, Mark W. MacWilliams; 1. Manga in Japanese History, Kinko Ito; 2. Contemporary Anime in Japanese Pop Culture, Gilles Poitras; 3. Characters, Themes, and Narrative Patterns in the Manga of Osamu Tezuka, Susanne Phillips; 4. From Metropolis to Metoroporisu: The Changing Role of the Robot in Japanese and Western Cinema, Lee Makela; 5. Opening the Closed World of Shojo Manga, Mizuki Takahashi; 6. Situating the Shojo in Shojo Manga: Teenage Girls, Romance Comics, and Contemporary Japanese Culture, Deborah Shamoon; 7. Intellectuals, Cartoons, and Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War, Yulia Mikhailova; 8. Framing Manga: On Narratives of the Second World War in Japanese Manga, 1957-1977, Eldad Nakar; 9. Aum Shinrikyo and a Panic about Manga and Anime, Rich Gardner; 10. Medieval Genealogies of Manga Horror, Raj Pandey; 11. The Utopian "Power to Live": What the Miyazaki Phenomenon Signifies, Hiroshi Yamanaka; 12. Heart of Japaneseness: History and Nostalgia in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Shiro Yoshioka; 13. National History as Otaku Fantasy: Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress, Melek Ortabasi; 14. Considering Manga Discourse: Location, Ambiguity, Historicity, Jaqueline Berndt; Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index.

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