Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle by Susan Napier, ISBN-13: 978-1403970510
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- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; Updated ed. edition (12 January 2006)
- Language: English
- 384 pages
- ISBN-10: 1403970513
- ISBN-13: 978-1403970510
“Anime From Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle” is the updated edition of Susan Napier’s groundbreaking bestseller, “Anime from Akira to Mononoke”. It is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime, and these are legion since “Spirited Away” won the Oscar for best animated film in 2002. Famed director Hayao Miyazaki‘s film proved that anime was much more than cartoons for children or a ploy for selling trading cards, and Napier demonstrates how anime often portrays important social and cultural themes in a sophisticated yet entertaining way. With new chapters on “Spirited Away” and other recent releases, including the forthcoming “Howl’s Moving Castle”, this updated edition will be the authoritative source on anime for an exploding market of viewers who want to know more.
“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””This is a riveting and inspiring book, one that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and from which I have learned a great deal. As a source of concrete information about Japanese animation it is invaluable.”–Sharon Kinsella, Cambridge University
“Informative, well-written, and yet entertaining…both generous and critically insightful.”–Sharalyn Orbaugh, University of British Columbia
Susan J. Napier is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of Texas, Austin.
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