This Bibliography is updated continuously/on a rolling basis. Suggestions for additional items to include are always very much welcome!

Last Updated: May 20, 2019

New additions:

Monographs

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Hemmann, Kathryn. Manga Cultures and the Female Gaze. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).

Essay Collections

Berndt, Jaqueline, Nagaike, Kazumi, & Ogi, Fusami (eds.), Shojo Across Media: Exploring “Girl” Practices in Contemporary Japan. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ogi, Fusami, Suter, Rebecca, Nagaike, Kazumi, & Lent, John A. (eds.), Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond: Uniting Different Cultures and Identities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).

Encyclopedia Articles

Howard Chiang, et al. (eds.), Global Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (GLBTQ) History. New York: Gale

  • Welker, James. Boys Love (Yaoi) manga (pp. 262-267)
  • Novitskaya, Alexandra. Otaku sexualities in Japan (pp. 1177-1180)

Book Chapters

Atkinson, Rosalind. A Japanese Blake: Embodied visions in William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790) and Tezuka Osamu’s Phoenix (1967-88).
In Alex Watson & Laurence Williams (eds.), British Romanticism in Asia: The reception, translation, and transformation of Romantic literature in India and East Asia (pp. 314-360). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lewis, Michael. Modern manga.
In Rebecca Kern & Suman Mishra (eds). Transnational media: Concepts and cases (pp. 141-146). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Lozano-Mendez, Artur. Depicting the persistence of being postwar: Eden of the East.
In Blai Guarne, Artur Lozano-Mendez, & Dolores P. Martinez (eds.). Persistently postwar: Media and the politics of memory in Japan (pp. 143-161). New York: Berghahn Books.

Morisawa, Tomohiro. Rethinking anime in East Asia: Creative labour in transnational production, or what gets lost in translation.
In Blai Guarne, Artur Lozano-Mendez, & Dolores P. Martinez (eds.). Persistently postwar: Media and the politics of memory in Japan (pp. 162-181). New York: Berghahn Books.

Ruh, Brian. Ghostly boundaries: Transnational tensions and adapting animation in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
In James Fleury, Bryan Hikari Hartzheim, & Stephen Mamber (eds.). The franchise era: Managing media in the digital economy. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

Tembo, Kwasu D. Carrying that weight: Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop and nostalgia.
In Kathryn Pallister (ed.) Netflix nostgalia: Streaming the past on demand (pp. 219-234). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Journal Articles

Agkun, Buket. Mythology moe-fied: Classical witches, warriors, and monsters in Japanese mangaJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming)
[Berserk; One Piece; Soul Eater; Witchcraft Works]

Agyeiwaah, Elizabeth, Suntikul, Wantanee, & Shan Carmen, Li Yee. ‘Cool Japan’: Anime, soft power and Hong Kong generation Y travel to Japan. Journal of China Tourism Research, 15(2), 127-148.

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Appel, Markus, Marker, Caroline, & Mara, Martina. Otakuism and the appeal of sex robots. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 569.

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Asakura, Kaori. Translating cultural references in Japanese animation films: The case of Spirited Away. Translation Matters, 1(1), 61-81.

Battaglia, Francesca. Gender boundaries in Saiyuki by Kazuya Minekura: The queer family as a model of leadership. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

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Bruno, Luca. The element factor. The concept of “character” as a unifying perspective for the Akihabara cultural domainImage: Journal of Interdisciplinary Image Science, 29 Special Issue, 38-59.

Butler, Catherine. Shoujo versus seinen? Address and reception in Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011). Children’s Literature in Education (forthcoming).

Chu, Wei-Ta & Li, Wei-Wei. Manga face detection based on deep neural networks fusing global and local information. Pattern Recognition, 86, 62-72.

Cohn, Neil, et al. The cultural pages of comics: Cross-cultural variation in page layouts. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

De Kosnik, Abigail. Relationshipping nations: Philippines/US fan art and fan fiction. Transformative Works and Cultures, 28.
[Hetalia – Axis Powers]

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Fabbretti, Matteo. Amateur translation agency in action: A case study of scanaltion. Translation Matters, 1(1), 46-60.
[Kodomo Wa Wakette Agenai]

Fung, Anthony, Pun, Boris, & Mori, Yoshitaka. Reading border-crossing Japanese comics/anime in China: Cultural consumption, fandom, and imagination. Global Media and China (forthcoming).

Fujino, Saya, et al. Evolutionary deep learning based on deep convolutional neural network for anime storyboard recognition. Neurocomputing (forthcoming).

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Holt, Joe. What you see is what you get: Visualizing hypocrisy in Umezu Kazuo’s manga Cat-Eyed Boy. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, 10(2).

Humanaid Aljahani, Mona. “You could say I’m a hardcore fan of Dragon Ball Z“: Affinity spaces, multiliteracies, and the negotiation of identityLiteracy Research & Instruction, 58(1), 31-48.

Iida, Sumiko, & Armour, William S. The voices of adult anime/’manga’ fans in Australia: Motivations, consumption patterns, and intentions to learn the Japanese language. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, 5(1), 7-23.

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Ishida, Minori. Deviating voices. Representation of female characters and feminist readings in 1990s anime. Image: Journal of Interdisciplinary Image Science, 29 Special Issue, 22-37.

Junid, Iman, & Yamato, Eriko. Manga influences and local narratives: Ambiguous identification in comics production. Creative Influences Journal, 12(1), 66-85.

Kirillova, Ksenia, Peng, Cheng, & Chen, Huiyuan. Anime consumer motivation for anime tourism and how to harness it. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 36(2), 268-281.

Kiryakos, Senan, & Sugimoto, Shigeo. Building a bibliographic hierarchy for manga through the aggregation of institutional and hobbyist descriptionsJournal of Documentation75(2), 287-313.

Lewis, Diane Wei. From manga to film: Gender, precarity and the textual transformation of Air Doll. Screen, 60(1), 99-121.
[Gōda Tetsugaku-dō: Kūki Ningyō]

Liu, Kun, Chen, Jun-Hong, & Chang, Kang-Ming. A study of facial features of American and Japanese cartoon characters. Symmetry, 11(5), article 664.

Lo, Bradley, et al. Librarians’ perceptions of educational values of comic books: A comparative study between Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (forthcoming).

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Loh, Waiyee. Japanese dandies in Victorian Britain: Writing masculinity in Japanese girls’ comicsJournal of Neo-Victorian Studies11(2), 40-63.
[Black Butler]

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Lovins, Christopher. A ghost in the replicant? Questions of humanity and technological interpretation in Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, 3(1), 21-34.

Marshall, Robert C. Explaining Doraemon’s perduring popularity: Structural analysis, specious technology and mother’s indulgent affection. Contemporary Japan, 31(1), 79-98.

Martin, Paul. The contradictions of pop nationalism in the manga Gate: Thus the JSDF fought there! Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

Mihara, Ryotaro. Involution: A perspective for understanding Japanese animation’s domestic business in a global context. Japan Forum (forthcoming).

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Nishino, Ryota. Better late than never? Mizuki Shigeru’s trans-war reflections on journeys to New Britain Island. Japan Review, 32, 107-126.

Pellitteri, Marco. Reframing Japanese animation’s success in the late 1970s: UFO Robo Grendizer at the origin of the first anime boom in Italy and FranceJournal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies7(1), 3-33.

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Peres, Catia. Liberated worlds: Construction of meaning in the universes of Hayao Miyazaki. Animation Studies, 14.

Robertson, Wes. Scripted voices: Script’s role in creating Japanese manga dialogue. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

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Sasaki, Kaori. Bioethics between imaginary and reality: Tracing science fiction and its shaping of transplant medicine protocols in Japan. East Asian Science, Technology and Society, 13(1), 77-99.

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Schroff, Simone. An alternative universe? Authors as copyright holders – the case of the Japanese manga industry. Creative Industries Journal (forthcoming).

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Schroff, Simone. Where to draw the line: The difference between a fan and a pirate in JapanInternational Journal of Cultural Policy (forthcoming).

Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. Playing with militarism in/with Arpeggio and Kantai Collection: Effects of shojo images in war-related contents tourism in Japan. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 12(1), 53-66.

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Suzuki, Shige. Yokai monsters at large: Mizuki Shigeru’s manga, transmedia practices, and (lack of) cultural politics. International Journal of Communication, 13, 2199-2215.

Tamaki, Taku. Repackaging national identity: Cool Japan and the resilience of Japanese identity narratives. Asian Journal of Political Science, 27(1), 108-126.

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Thelen, Timo. Disaster and salvation in the Japanese periphery. “The rural” in Shinkai Makoto’s Kimi no na wa (Your Name). FFK Journal, 4, 215-230.

Tung, Vincent Wing Sun, Lee, Suna, & Hudson, Simon. The potential of anime for destination marketing: Fantasies, otaku, and the kidult segment. Current Issues in Tourism (forthcoming).

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Wardle, Mary. From Baker Street to Tokyo and back: (Para)textual hybridity in translation. Palimpsestes: Revue de Traduction, 32, 192-202.
[Sherlock: A Study in Pink]

Wood, Mark A. Algorithmic tyranny: Psycho-Pass, science fiction and the criminological imagination. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal (forthcoming).

Yamamura, Takayoshi. Cooperation between anime producers and the Japan Self-Defense Force: Creating fantasy and/or propaganda? Journal of War & Culture Studies, 12(1), 8-23.

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Yamazaki, Asuka. “Only the winner is allowed to live”: The concept of cannibalism in Attack on Titan. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, 10(2).

Other

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Klopton, Kay Crystal. Japanese silent film and the influence on manga. In Media Res: A MediaCommons Project.