Anime

Anime

Book - 2013
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Independent Publishing Group

A complete overview of the art form, from the coauthors of Studio Ghibli

This guide to anime offers an overview of the art form, looking at its development in Japan and its export to other cultures. It includes a history of Japanese animation from early examples to the relaunch of animation as a viable commercial entity and its enormous rise in popularity after World War II. The difference between manga and anime is explained, and a brief history of manga is offered, including its development from traditional art form (woodblock prints) to massive commercial success with millions of readers in Japan and worldwide. Odell and Le Blanc also consider anime style and genres, its market and importance in Japanese culture, and its perception in the West, including controversy, such as criticisms of sex and violence in anime that affect other national markets, including the UK (notably Urotsukidoji) and the U.S.

Publisher: Harpenden : Kamera Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781842435861
Branch Call Number: 791.4334 ODE
Characteristics: 155 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Le Blanc, Michelle

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