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:


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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.

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).

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]

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).

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.

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).

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

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).

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).

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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


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