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

Last Update: June 8, 2020

Monographs

Galbraith, Patrick W. Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

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.

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)

Monika Baker & Gabriela Saldana (eds.). Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies, 3rd Edition. Abingdon, UK: Routledge

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.

Baraniak-Hirata, Zuzanna, & Wlodarczyk, Agata. Bending gender in Japanese arts: Queering girls culture, Takarazuka revue, and Boys’ Love manga.
In Barbara Braid, Ewa Glapka, & Malwina Siemiatkowska (eds.). Ambiguous selves: Contesting gender binaries in literature, film and the media (pp. 295-316). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Castro, Ingrid E. The spirit and the witch: Hayao Miyazaki’s agentic girls and their (intra)dependent genderational childhoods.
In Ingrid E. Castro & Jessica Clark (eds.), Representing agency in popular culture: Children and youth on page, screen, and in between (pp. 255-282). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Clark, Jessica. Biker gangs and boyhood agency in Akira.
In Ingrid E. Castro & Jessica Clakr (eds.). Child and youth agency in science fiction: Travel, technology, time (pp. 109-130). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Douglass, Jason Cody. Beyond anime? Rethinking Japanese animation history through early animated television commercials.
In Malcolm Cook & Kirsten Moana Thompson (eds.). Animation and advertising (pp. 213-228). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kakihara, Satoko. Priestess of sake: Woman as producer in Natsuko’s Sake.
In Michelle T. King (ed.). Culinary nationalism in Asia (pp. 95-110). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Lee, Sung-ae, & Stephens, John. From anxiety to well-being: Openings and endings of children’s films from Japan and South Korea.
In Casie Hermansson & Janet Zeparnick (eds.). The Palgrave handbook of children’s film and television (pp. 167-186). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
[Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror; The Boy and the Beast]

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

Louro, Hime Ivo, & Sousa, Ana Matilde. Troubled gardens: Nature-technoculture binary and the search for a Safe Operating Space in Hayao Miyazaki’s Mononoke Hime.
In Maria Paula Diogo, et al. (eds.). Gardens and human agency in the anthropocene (pp. 216-234). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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.

McGrath, Derek. Reading right to left: Manga in the classroom, at fan conventions and online.
In David D. Seelow (ed.). Lessons drawn: Essays on the pedagogy of comics and graphic novels (pp. 75-84). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Miers, John. Picturing national and personal acts of violence: Modes of depiction in Barefoot Gen
In Nina Mickwitz, Ian Horton, & Ian Hague (eds.). Representing acts of violence in comics (pp. 17-34). New York: Routledge

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.

Rayner, Jonathan. Forever being Yamato: Alternate Pacific War histories in Japanese film and anime.
In Glyn Morgan & C. Palmer-Patel (eds.). Sideways in time: Critical essays on alternate history fiction (pp. 62-77). Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press.

Reyns-Chikuma, Chris. Manga, anime, adaptation: Economic strategies, aesthetic specificities, social issues.
In Barry Keith Grant & Scott Henderson (eds.). Comics and pop culture: Adaptation from panel to frame (pp. 70-91). Austin: University of Texas Press.

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 (pp. 141-157). Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

Shail, Robert. Anxiety and mutation in Charles Burns’ Black Hole and Junji Ito’s Uzumaki.
In Robert Shail, Steven Gerrard, & Samantha Holland (eds.). Gender and contemporary horror in comics, games and transmedia (pp. 19-28). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

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.

Ueno, Shunichi. Visual storytelling of Japaneseness in manga, anime and Japanese film.
In Tracy Ann Hayes, Theresa Edlmann, & Laurinda Brown (eds.). Storytelling: global reflections on narrative (pp. 97-106). Leiden: Brill.

Journal Special / Theme Issues

Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance

Volume 12, Number 3 – Adaptation in/and Japan

Anan, Nobuko. Theatrical realism in manga: Performativity of gender in Minako Narita’s Alien Street (pp. 133-141).

Denison, Rayna. Adaptation in Japanese media mix franchising: Usagi Drop from page to screens (pp. 143-161).

Flores, Linda. Kouno Fumiyo’s Hi no tori (‘Bird of the Sun’)  series as documentary manga: Memory and 3.11 (pp. 163-177).

Oshiyama, Michiko, & Watabe, Kohki. Interpretative negotiation with gender norms in shojo manga adaptations of The Changelings (pp. 179-193).

Journal Articles

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.

Akiyama, Yasuko. Ambitious women in male manga magazines: Sakuran and Hatakari-man by Anno Moyoco. International Journal of Comic Art21(1), 498-507.

Ameri, Mina, Honka, Elisabeth, & Xie, Ying. Word of mouth, observed adoptions, and and anime-watching decisions: The role of the personal vs. the community networkMarketing Science38(4), 567-583.

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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.

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Balgimbayeva, Nargiz. The re-creation of yokai character images in the context of contemporary Japanese popular culture: An example of the Yo-kai Watch anime series. Mutual Images, 6, 21-51.

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Bao, Suomiya, et al. Printed book or e-book, which is better? An investigation using manga and magazineInternational Journal of Affective Engineering18(1), 9-16.

Barkman, Adam. “The Earth speaks to us all”!: A critical appreciation of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s Shinto environmental philosophy. Christian Scholar’s Review, 48(4), 323-335.

Benson, Anya C. Becoming Purikyua: Building the lifestyle-text in Japanese girls’ franchises. Contemporary Japan31(1), 61-78.

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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, 50(4), 400-416.

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Carpentras, Fabien. Memory politics and popular culture – The example of the United Red Army in the manga Red (2006-2018)IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film6(1).

Chao, Tien-Yi. Russia/Russians on ice: Imagined identity and cross-cultural communication in Yuri!!! on Ice. Interface: Journal of European Languages and Literatures, 9, 59-87

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

Cockerill, Jess. Pretty guardians of a queer time and placeVoiceworks116, 33-38.
[Sailor Moon]

Cohn, Neil, et al. The cultural pages of comics: Cross-cultural variation in page layouts. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 10(1), 67-86.

Cooley, Kevin. Past the end of the Catbus line: Mushishi‘s apparitional actantsAnimation: An Interdisciplinary Journal14(3), 178-190.

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Dahlberg-Dodd, Hannah E. The author in the postinternet age: Fan works, authorial function, and the archiveTransformative Works and Cultures, 30.

Daliot-Bul, Michal. Ghost in the Shell as a cross-cultural franchise: From radical posthumanism to human exceptionalism. Asian Studies Review, 43(3), 527-543.

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De Kosnik, Abigail. Relationshipping nations: Philippines/US fan art and fan fiction. Transformative Works and Cultures, 29.
[Hetalia – Axis Powers]

Diaz Pino, Camilo. Weaponizing collective energy: Dragon Ball Z in the anti-neoliberal Chilean protest movement. Popular Communication, 17(3), 202-218.

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Douglass, Jason. In search of a “new wind”: Experimental, labour intensive and intermedial animation in 1950s and 60s Japan. Animation Studies, 14.
[Winner, Society for Animation Studies 2018 Maureen Furniss Best Student Paper Award]

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

Fujino, Saya, et al. Evolutionary deep learning based on deep convolutional neural network for anime storyboard recognition. Neurocomputing, 338, 393-398.

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Fung, Anthony, Pun, Boris, & Mori, Yoshitaka. Reading border-crossing Japanese comics/anime in China: Cultural consumption, fandom, and imagination. Global Media and China, 4(1), 125-137.

Ganim, Russell. Fleur rebelle, felur royale: The link between the friendship of Lady Oscar and Marie Antoinette in The Rose of Versailles. Neohelicon46(2), 767-782.

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Grajdian, Maria. Cross-mediality and the invincibility of vulnerability: The Rurouni Kenshin phenomenon. Synergy, 15(2), 214-234.

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Hanzawa, Seiji. Geographical dynamics of the Japanese animation industry. Netcom: Networks and Communication Studies, 33(3-4).

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Hernandez-Perez, Manuel. Looking into the “anime global popular” and the “manga media”: Reflections on the scholarship of a transnational and transmedia industry. Arts, 8(2), article 57.

Hernandez-Perez, Manuel. Otaku tourists out of Japan: Fictionality, shared memories, and the role of national branding in the Japanese pilgrimages of anime fans in the United KingdomThe Journal of Popular Culture, 56(2), 1512-1535.

Holt, Joe. Ishii Takashi, beyond 1979: Ero Gekiga godfather, Garo inheritor, or shojo manga artist? International Journal of Comic Art21(1), 118-142.

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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.

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Josephy-Hernandez, Daniel E. Reflections on the translation of gender in Perfect Blue, an anime film by Kon SatoshiMonTI. Monografias de Traduccion e Interpretacion, special issue 4, 309-342.

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.

Ito, Kinko. Golden Kamuy: Can this popular manga contribute to Ainu Studies? Japan Studies Review, 23, 155-168.
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Junid, Iman, & Yamato, Eriko. Manga influences and local narratives: Ambiguous identification in comics production. Creative Industries 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.

Lee, Yen-Han, & DeJong, William. Depictions of tobacco and alcohol use in contemporary Japanese shonen manga. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives24(11), 848-855.

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]

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Ling, LHM, & Nakamura, Mari. Popular culture and politics: Re-narrating the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 32(4), 541-558.
[Appleseed; Time of Eve]

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, 51(4), 1103-1119.

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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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Long, Donna T. Dis/corporatization: The biopolitics of prosthetic lives and posthuman trauma in Ghost in the Shell. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 10(2), 119-152.

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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.

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Magera, Yulia. Origins of the shonen-ai and yaoi manga genresRussian Japanology Review2(2), 103-127.

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

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McCarthy, Helen. Re-creating anime history: The development of British anime history and the developing comprehension of anime history as a transnational phenomenon. Animation Studies, Special Issue 2019.

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McLean, James. Transmutation and recolonization in Japanese animation: Battle of the Planets and anime’s growth in the West. Animation Studies, Special Issue 2019.

Nilsson, Magnus. Marxism across media: Characterization and montage in Variety Artwork’s Capital in MangaInternational Journal of Comic Art21(1), 423-438.

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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.

Obispo, Joanna Luisa B. Japan’s country image: Perceptions of Filipino early generations and anime university student-viewers. International Journal of Comic Art, 21(2), 370-396.

Omelchenko, Elena, Poliakov, Svetoslav, & Mayboroda, Alina. Peers/strangers/others: The youth of Dagestan in search of group identities. Cultural Studies, 33(5), 841-865.

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Okubo, Keiichiro, et al. Study of manga reading as an effective method based on the text comprehension processInternational Journal of Learning Technologies and Learning Environments2(2), 54-66.

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.

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Perkins, Chris. Kon Satoshi and Japan’s monsters in the cityNordlit42, 141-152.
[Paranoia Agent]

Phornprapha, Jiraporn, & Podsatiangool, Weerayuth. Revisiting the notion of innovation and its impact on Thailand’s economic policy: A case study of Japanese manga. JATI – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 24(1),

Powell, Richard, & Kumaki, Hideyuki. Images and narratives of law and order in the manga KOBAN. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 32(4), 895-921.

Puglia, Francesca. Faith and spirituality in Naoko Takeuchi’s Bishojo Senshi Sera Mun. Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, 4(1), 100-119
[Sailor Moon]

Redmond, Ryan C. Kanji and non-homophonous furigana: Foreign language readings and character (stereo)types in mangaDiscourse, Context & Media32, article 100323.
[Bleach]

Robertson, Wesley C. Scripted voices: Script’s role in creating Japanese manga dialogue. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics10(1), 87-105.

Robertson, Wesley C. Why can’t I speak in kanji? Indexing social identities through marked script use in Japanese manga. Discourse, Context & Media30, article 100297.

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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 Journal12(1), 125-150.

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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Soraa, Roger Andre. Post-gendered bodies and relational gender in Knights of SidoniaFafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research6(1), 56-69.

Stewart, Ronald. Ito Hirobumi’s nose: Syphilis in Early 20th Century Japanese cartoons. International Journal of Comic Art21(1), 1-27.

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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.

Tomonari, Noboru. Becoming a man: The allure of muscular masculinity in manga by Ikki Kajiwara. International Journal of Comic Art, 21(2), 243-265.

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Torrecila Cabrera, Angelica. Allegories of Japanese women in Paprika by Tsutsui Yasutaka and Kon SatoshiElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies19(3).

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, 22(12), 1423-1436.

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Vazques-Calvo, Boris, Zhang, Leticia T., Pascual, Mariona, & Cassany, Daniel. Fan translation of games, anime, and fanfiction. Language Learning & Technology23(1), 49-71.

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Visnyei, Petra. Japanese apocalyptic dystopia and the role of steampunk in Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, 6(1), 41-55.

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Vuorikoski, Valtteri. Right-wing nationalism or just plain fun? Japanese history in the game Kantai Collection and its audience interpretation. Asia in Focus, 7, 15-23.

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Walsh, Brendan C. A modern-day Romantic: The Romantic sublime in Hayao MiyazakiComparative Literature: East & West3(2), 176-191.

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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]

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Watson, Mathew. Shifts in domestication and foreignisation in translating Japanese manga and anime (part three). Bulletin of Kagoshima Junshin College, 49, 67-76.

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Wijaya, Andika, & Salim, Dias R. Behind the ideology shift: Comparison between old and new Indonesian translations of Doraemon manga seriesInternational Review of Humanities Studies, 4(1), 337-359.

Wood, Mark A. Algorithmic tyranny: Psycho-Pass, science fiction and the criminological imagination. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, 15(2), 323-339.

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Wu, Xianwei. Hierarchy within female ACG fandom in China. Transformative Works and Cultures, 30.

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).

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Yang, Joe. Salaryman masculinity in One Punch Man‘s kynical narrative. Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1(1), 67-77.

Zahlten, Alexander. Doraemon and Your Name in China: The complicated business of mediatized memory in East Asia. Screen, 60(2), 311-321.

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