Words of Japanese Popular Culture1998 saw a slight increase in the number of chapters on anime/manga published in edited essay collections – 7 compared to the previous year’s 5. Three of the seven appeared in the first English-language books on Japanese popular culture in general, alongside other chapters on topics such as sumo, karaoke, women’s magazines, live-action television series. The 11 articles on anime/manga that were published in 1998 issues of academic journals were a decrease from the 20 that appeared the year before, but once again, it was clear that major journals such as the Journal of Japanese Studies and the Journal of Popular Culture had accepted the idea that anime and manga were valid subjects of in-depth academic study.

As always, the following list will be permanently archived in the Bibliographies section of this site. If I identify any new publications, they will be added to the permanent list only, not to this post.

English-Language Academic Writing on Anime/Manga, 1998

Book Chapters
Total Published: 7

Gill, Tom. Transformational magic: Some Japanese super-heroes and monsters. In Dolores P. Martinez (Ed.), The worlds of Japanese popular culture: Gender, shifting boundaries and global cultures (pp. 33-55). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Levi, Antonia. The new American hero: Made in Japan. In Mary Lynn Kittelson (Ed.), The soul of popular culture: Looking at contemporary heroes, myths and monsters (pp. 68-83). Peru, IL: Open Court.

*** OPEN ACCESS *** Morioka, Masahiro. The structure of the inner life of a philospher: The multi-layered aspects of speech.
Translated by Ethan Schwalbe. Originally published as Aru tetsugakusha no naimen kozo: Katari no nakano jusoseiin. In Tetsuo Yamaori (Ed.), Nihonjin no shiso no Jusosei: Watashi no shiza kara kangaeru (pp. 77-100). Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo.

Napier, Susan. Vampires, psychic girls, flying women and Sailor Scouts: Four faces of the young female in Japanese popular culture. In Dolores P. Martinez (Ed.), The worlds of Japanese popular culture: Gender, shifting boundaries and global cultures (pp. 91-109). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Standish, Isolde. Akira, postmodernism, and resistance. In Dolores P. Martinez (Ed.), The worlds of Japanese popular culture: Gender, shifting boundaries and global cultures (pp. 56-74). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Suzuki, Kazuko. Pornography or therapy? Japanese girls creating the yaoi phenomenon. In Sherrie A. Inness (Ed.), Millennium girls: Today’s girls around the world (pp. 243-268). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Tobin, Joseph. An American otaku (or, a boy’s virtual life on the Net). In Julian Sefton-Green (Ed.), Digital diversions: Youth culture in the age of multimedia (pp. 99-118). London: UCL Press.

Total Published: 11

*** OPEN ACCESS *** Chute, David. Organic machine: The world of Hayao Miyazaki. Film Comment, 34(6), 62-65.

Furusho, Junichi, et al., Patient background of the Pokemon phenomenon: Questionnaire studies in multiple pediatric clinics. Acta Paediatrica Japonica, 40(6), 550-554.

Gilson, Mark. A brief history of Japanese robophilia. Leonardo, 31(5), 367-369.

Grigsby, Mary. Sailormoon: Manga (comics) and anime (cartoon) superheroine meets Barbie: Global entertainment commodity comes to the United States. The Journal of Popular Culture, 32(1), 59-80.

*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ishida, Shigenobu, et al. (1998). Photosensitive seizures provoked while viewing “Pocket Monsters,” a made-for-television animated program in Japan. Epilepsia, 39(12), 1340-1344.

Kinsella, Sharon. Japanese subculture in the 1990s: Otaku and the amateur manga movement. The Journal of Japanese Studies, 24(2), 289-316.

Lee, Gregory, B., & Lam, Sunny S.K. Wicked cities: Cyberculture and the reimagining of identity in the ‘non-Western’ metropolis. Futures, 30(10), 967-979.

Niijima, Shin-ichi, et al. Clinical electroencephalographic study of nine pediatric patients with convulsion induced by the TV animation, Pocket Monster. Acta Paediatrica Japonica, 40(6), 544-549.
[also published in Pediatrics International, 40(6), 554-549]

Osmond, Andrew. Nausicaa and the fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 72, 57-80.

Stanley, Jesse. Anime 101 and more. Japan Ink: An Online Journal of Japanese Studies.

Yamamoto, Fumiko. Heisei Tanuki-gassen: Pon Poko. Post Script, 18(1), 59-67.

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