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

Updated: July 24, 2022

Monographs

Dudok de Wit, Alex. BFI Film Classics: Grave of the Fireflies. London: Bloomsbury.

Grajdian, Maria Mihaela. Post-Cold-War Japanese Animation. Five Directors and Their Visions. Bucharest: Pro Universitaria.

Grajdian, Maria Mahela. Takahata Isao. Bucharest: Pro Universitaria.

Nagayama, Kaoru. Erotic Comics in Japan: An Introduction to Eromanga. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
[translated by Patrick W. Galbraith and Jessica Bauwens-Sugimoto. Originally published as Zoho eromanga sutadiizu: toshite no manga nyumon. Tokyo, Chuma Shobo, 2014]

Suan, Stevie T. Anime’s Identity: Performativity and Form Beyond Japan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Essay Collections

Joff P. H. Bradley & Catherine Ju-Yu Cheng (eds.). Thinking With Animation. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Helen McCarthy & Darren-Jon Ashmore (eds.). Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Roman Rosenbaum (ed.). The Representation of Japanese Politics in Manga: The Visual Literacy of Statecraft. New York: Routledge.

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Santiago Iglesias, Jose Andres & Soler Baena, Ana (eds.). Anime Studies: Media-Specific Approaches to Neon Genesis Evangelion. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.

Encyclopedia Articles/Entries

Keywords for Comics Studies
– Kern, Adam K. Manga.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication
– Hammonds, Kyle. Globalization of superheroes: Diffusion, genre, and cultural adaptations.

Book Chapters

Akita, Kimiko. The transgender super nanny, Babysitter Gin: A postcolonial analysis.
In Jane Campbell & Theresa Gannini (eds.). Intersectional media representations of marginalized identities (pp. 65-78). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Akşit, Onur O., & Nazli, Azra K. Techno fantasies of East and West: Ghost in the Shell.
In Isil Tombul & Gulsah Sari (eds.). Handbook of research on contemporary approaches to Orientalism (pp. 197-213). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Alexandratos, Jonathan, & Yezbick, Daniel F. Robo-texts and mecha-morphs: The rise of Robotech, the coming of Comico, and the transmedial joys of the 1980s “Japanimated” explosion.
In Brannon Costello & Brian Cremins (eds.). The other 1980s: Reframing comics’ crucial decades (pp. 255-273). Baton Rouge, Louisiana: LSU Press.

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Ask Nunes, Denise. The toxic heroine in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
In Paul Ferstl (ed.). Dialogues between media (pp. 83-94). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.

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Blom, Joleen. The manifestation of game characters in a media mix strategy.
In Andreas Rauscher, Daniel Stein, & Jan-Noel Thon (eds.). Comics and videogames: From hybrid medialities to transmedia expressions (pp. 201-221). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Persona 5 Manga; Persona 5 Comic Anthology]

Cay, Merve. Tainted away: Violence over nature in the anime of Hayao Miyazaki.
In M. Nur Erdem, Nihal Kocabay-Sener, & Tugba Demir (eds.). Handbook of research on aestheticization of violence, horror, and power (pp. 259-279). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Choo, Kukhee. Memories of comfort: Postcolonial production and consumption of Hirokazu Koreeda’s Air Doll (2009).
In Rumi Sakamoto & Stephen Epstein (eds.). Popular culture and the transformation of Japan-Korea relations (pp. 93-108). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chow, Yean Fun, & Che Omar, Hasuria. Agency changes in manga translation.
In Ali Almanna & Chonglong Gu (eds.). Translation as a set of frames (pp. 32-48). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chua, Karl Ian Chuy Cheng. Revisiting “Cool Japan”: The Southeast Asian gaze towards Japanese manga and anime.
In John D. Ciorciari & Kyoteru Tsutsui (eds.). The couteous power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific era (pp. 248-276). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Dean, Zachary Michael Lewis. See him, see her, Xir: LGBTQ visibility in shonen manga at the turn of the century.
In Frederic Louis Aldama (ed.). The Routledge companion to gender and sexuality in comic book studies (pp. 429-440). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Elliott, Andrew. Loss, liberation, and laughter: Reimagining the Perry Mission in recent Japanese popular culture.
In R. Maekawa, D. Stapleton, & R. Wollons (eds.). Crossing cultural boundaries in East Asia and beyond (pp. 11-44). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
[Attack on Titan; Code Geass; Gintama]

Exner, Eike. Bringing up manga: How editors in the 1920s and 1930s helped create contemporary Japanese comics.
In Benjamin Woo & Jeremy Stoll (eds.). The comics world: Books, graphic novels, and their publics (pp. 51-71). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

Giuliana, Gianmarco Thierry. Japanese memory and ideology in Western-inspired shonen animes.
In Franc Jacob & Bruno Surace (eds.). Western Japaneseness: Intercultural translations of Japan in Western media (pp. 103-128). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

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Hashimoto, Masako. Beyond character consumerism: A manga adaptation of Can’t be Howlin’ at the Moon and the problem of war poetry.
In Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida, & Martin Picard (eds.). Japan’s contemporary media culture between local and global: Content, practice and theory (pp. 65-83). Heidelberg, Germany: CrossAsia-eBooks.

Ieshima, Akihiko, Tsai, Yi-Shan, Allison, Brent, & Yamamoto, Tomoya. Positive use of visual media to understand and prevent bullying: The popularity and possibility of manga.
In Yuichi Toda & Insoo Oh (eds.). Tackling cyberbullying and related problems: Innovative usage of games, apps, and manga (pp. 46-64). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Kaczuk, Zoltan. Using fan-compiled metadata for anime, manga and video-game research: Revisitng Asuma’s “Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals” twenty years on.
In Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida, & Martin Picard (eds.). Japan’s contemporary media culture between local and global: Content, practice and theory (pp. 117-142). Heidelberg, Germany: CrossAsia-eBooks.

Kanno, Yuka. When Marnie Was There: Female friendship film and the genealogy of queer girls’ culture.
In Joanne Bernardi & Shota T. Ogawa (eds). Routledge handbook of Japanese cinema (pp. 68-80). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Kawamura, Satofumi. Love Live! as an affective religious medium in the postsecular era.
In Aoyagi Hiroshi, Patrick W. Galbraith, & Mateja Kovacic (eds.). Idology in transcultural perspective: Anthropological investigations of popular idolatry (pp. 239-258). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Koizumi, Mariko. Anime’s economic value: The government’s response to a changing environment.
In Minoru Sugaya (ed.). Perspectives on the Japanese media and content policies (pp. 145-175). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.

Kućma, Natalia. Transhuman and posthuman in popular culture on the basis of Miura Kentaro’s Berserk.
In 
Calley A. Hornbuckle, Jadwiga S. Smith, & William S. Smith (eds.). Phenomenology of the object and human positioning: Human, non-human and posthuman (pp. 191-201). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

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Levy, Tani. Entering another world: A cultural genre discourse of Japanese isekai texts and their origin in online participatory culture.
In Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida, & Martin Picard (eds.). Japan’s contemporary media culture between local and global: Content, practice and theory (pp. 85-116). Heidelberg, Germany: CrossAsia-eBooks.

Loriguillo-Lopez, Antonio. Scene hunting for anime locations: Otaku tourism in Cool Japan
In Maria Månsson, Annæ Buchmann, Cecilia Cassinger, & Lena Eskilsson (eds.). The Routledge companion to media and tourism (pp. 287-296). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Malhado, Andre. Constructing an audiovisual language through (social) media convergence: Ghost in the Shell, musical codes, and networked meaning.
In Enrique Encabo (ed.). My kind of sound: Popular music and audiovisual culture (pp. 172-185). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Min, Wongjung. Receiving unfamiliar culture in post-colonial Latin America in the digital age: Interpretations of anime, manga, and K-pop by Chilean fans.
In Dol Yong Jin (ed.). The Routledge handbook of digital media and globalization (pp. 222-229). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Nakamura, Konoyu. Encountering the other world in Japanese manga: From Hyakki-yako-zu to to pocket monsters.
In Konoyu Nakamura & Stefano Carta (eds.). Jungian psychology in the East and West: Cross-cultural perspectives from Japan (pp. 64-74). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Negrych, Megan. The dead speak: Horror and the modern ghost in Eiji Otsuka’s The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service.
In Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Subashish Bhattacharjee, & Ananya Saha (eds.). Japanese horror culture: Critical essays on film, literature, anime, video games (pp. 65-82). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Pagnoni Berns, Fernando Gabriel. Controlling the inner demon: Theological approaches on Devilman.
In Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Subashish Bhattacharjee, & Ananya Saha (eds.). Japanese horror culture: Critical essays on film, literature, anime, video games (pp. 139-154). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Piatti-Farnell, Lorna. An age of sparkle and drama: Exploring gender identities and cultural narratives in 1970s shojo manga.
In Frederic Louis Aldama (ed.). The Routledge companion to gender and sexuality in comic book studies (pp. 441-456). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Roberts, Lee M. Film-noir features in German and Japanese comics: Isabel Kreitz’s Die Sache mit Sorge (2008) and Osamu Tezuka’s Adolf (1983-1985).
In Joanne Miyong Cho (ed.). German-East Asian encounters and entanglements: Affinity in culture and politics since 1945 (pp. 176-199). New York: Routledge.

Roquet, Paul. Solo animation in Japan: Empathy for the drawn body.
In Joanne Bernardi & Shota T. Ogawa (eds.). Routledge handbook of Japanese cinema (pp. 141-152). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Rowland, Leonie. “Love in a chair”: Industrialization and exploitation – Edogawa Rampo’s “The Human Chair” and Junji Ito’s manga adaptation.
In Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Subashish Bhattacharjee, & Ananya Saha (eds.). Japanese horror culture: Critical essays on film, literature, anime, video games (pp. 85-96). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Stein, Wayne. Spiral into Samsara in Junji Ito’s J-Horror masterpiece Uzumaki.
In Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Subashish Bhattacharjee, & Ananya Saha (eds.). Japanese horror culture: Critical essays on film, literature, anime, video games (pp. 131-138). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Stirek, Lindsey. Questioning obscenity: The place of “pussy” in manga and the world.
In Frederic Louis Aldama (ed.). The Routledge companion to gender and sexuality in comic book studies (pp. 418-428). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. “He is my precious”: The cross-referential consumption and use of “2.5-D” iods in the King of Prism “Oenjoei” screening series.
In Aoyagi Hiroshi, Patrick W. Galbraith, & Mateja Kovacic (eds.). Idology in transcultural perspective: Anthropological investigations of popular idolatry (pp. 218-238). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Suter, Rebecca. Lovers’ quarrels: Japan-Korea relations in amateur Boys’ Love manga.
In Rumi Sakamoto & Stephen Epstein (eds.). Popular culture and the transformation of Japan-Korea relations (pp. 153-166). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Axis Powers Hetalia]

Shibata, Ria. Japanese inherited responsibility, popular narratives and memory of the war.
In Rumi Sakamoto & Stephen Epstein (eds.). Popular culture and the transformation of Japan-Korea relations (pp. 183-198). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Barefoot Gen; Grave of the Fireflies]

Stevens, E. Charlotte. Video game to streaming series: The case of Castlevania on Netflix.
In Stacey Abbott & Lorna Jowett (eds.). Global TV horror (pp. 197-214). Cardiff, UK: University of Wales Press.

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Suter, Jillian Rae. The reduction of domestication of anime on American television over four decades.
In The Asian Conference on Media,  Communication & Film 2021: Official Proceedings (pp. 47-57). Nagoya, Japan: the International Academic Forum.

Theisen, Nicholas A. Stranded by empire: The forced migrants of Shirato Senpei’s Kieyuku shojo.
In Nhora Lucia Serrano (ed.). Immigrants and comics: Graphic spaces of remembrance, transaction, and mimesis (pp. 119-132). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tidwell, Christy. Spiraling inward and outward: Junji Ito’s Uzumaki and the scope of ecohorror.
In Christy Tidwell & Carter Soles (eds.). Fear and nature: Ecohorror studies in the anthropocene (pp. 42-67). University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.

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Tosca, Susana. Beyond immersion: Gin Tama and palimpsestuous reception.
In Andreas Rauscher, Daniel Stein, & Jan-Noel Thon (eds.). Comics and videogames: From hybrid medialities to transmedia expressions (pp. 240-254). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Unser-Schutz, Giancarla. Self-denigration among Japanese female fans online: Creating community through marginality.
In Judit Kroo & Kyoko Satoh (eds.). Linguistic tactics and strategies of marginalization in Japanese (pp. 189-211). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Ursini, Francesco-Alessio. Social control and closed worlds in manga and anime.
In Paul Ferstl (ed.). Dialogues between media (pp. 47-58). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
[Attack on Titan]

Yamada, Natsuki. The one which connects a gourmet cartoon with Osamu Tezuka: Cutting of Joe of Tomorrow. [chapter in Japanese, abstract in English]
In Miriam Castorina & Diego Cucinelli (eds.). Food issues: Interdisciplinary studies on food in modern and contemporary East Asia (pp. 45-58). Firenze: Firenze University Press.
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Yoshihara, Yukari. Bardolators and Bardoclasts: Shakespeare in anime/manga and cosplay.
In Poonam Trivedi, Paromita Chakravarti, & Ted Motohashi (eds.). Asian interventions in global Shakespeare: ‘All the world’s his stage’ (pp. 146-159). New York: Routledge.

Zahlten, Alexander. Media models of “amateur” film and manga.
In Joanne Bernardi & Shota T. Ogawa (eds.). Routledge handbook of Japanese cinema (pp. 153-169). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Journal of Anime and Manga Studies

Volume 2 (Nov. 29, 2021)

Journal Special/Theme Issues

International Journal of Comic Art (Volume 23, Number 2 – Fall/Winter 2021)

Freedom and Regulation of Expression, Manga, and Women: A Symposium

Nagayama, Kaouro. The imaginary republic (pp. 322-331).

Ogi, Fusami. Shōjo manga [Japanese comics for girls] and her freedom: Globalizing the half-century xhallenge of going beyond difficulties (pp. 333-349).

Takeuchi, Miho. Places for expressing women’s independence and media condition: Focusing on essay manga on SNS (pp. 350-358).

Bauwens-Sugimoto-Jessica. Expressing visceral female subjectivity in women’s manga: Double standards, censorship, and staying ahead in the game (pp. 359-368).

Hamano, Takeshi. Bodies reconfigured between the national and global realms: An exploration of the shift of moral panic codes against sexual expression in manga in contemporary Japan (pp. 367-372).-

Nagaike, Kazumi. An analysis of frame structures in LGBTQ-themed manga: How the (im)permeability of manga frames enhances LGBTQ manga characterization, design, and narrative (pp. 373-382).

Galbraith, Patrick W. Is eromanga a bad word? Confronting “the erotic barrier” (pp. 383-395).

Japanese Language and Literature (Volume 55, Number 1 – April 2021)

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Special Section: Heian Literature in Manga

Ivanova, Gergana E. Reading the literary canon through manga in the twenty-first century (pp. 163-179).

Saito, Mika. From The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter to Princess Kaguya: Metamorphoses of the tale in manga and beyond (pp. 181-213).

Mostow, Joshua S. The Ise-e tradition and Ise manga (pp. 215-242).

Ivanova, Gergana E. Beyond “In Spring, the Dawn”: Redeeming The Pillow Book through manga (pp. 243-273).

Milutin, Otilila. Shojo Murasaki, Seinen Genji: Sexual violence and textual violence in Yamato Waki’s Fleeting Dreams and Egawa Tatsuya’s Tale of Genji manga (pp. 275-305).

Shiba, Kayono. Izumi Shikibu nikki in manga: Recreating classical poetry, letters, and shared sensibilities (pp. 307-330).

Barova-Ozcan, Pana. From a romantic shojo to an independent otaku: The transformation of the female protagonist in the Sarashina nikki manga (pp. 331-371).

Mechademia: Second Arc

Volume 14, Number 1 (Fall 2021): Science Fiction
Volume 13, Number 2 (Spring 2021): Soundscapes

Transcommunication (Volume 8-2 – Fall 2021)

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Special Feature: Special Section on Demon Slayer

Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro. The age of allegory (pp. 132-135).

Douglass, Jason Cody. Animation in times of pandemic (pp. 135-145).

Thouny, Christophe. Corona eroguro: Oni longing for a face (pp. 146-158).

Hartzheim, Brian Hikari. The affordances of omake in Gotouge Kyoharu’s Kimetsu no Yaiba (pp. 159-170).

Berdnt, Jaqueline. More “mangaesque” than the manga: Cartooning in the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime (pp. 171-178).

Suan, Stevie. Colorful execution: Conventionality and transnationality in Kimetsu no Yaiba (pp. 179-191).

Jocoy, Stacey. Kagura dance: The musicality of ritualized dance as historical imaginary in Kimetsu no Yaiba and Kimi no Na wa (pp. 192-202).

Li, Siyuan. Where is the sacred site? Research notes on contents tourism induced by Kimitsu no Yaiba (pp. 203-211).

Borlaza, Catherine Regina. Binding threads: The emotional structure of attachment in the animated series Demon Slayer (pp. 212-233).

Journal Articles

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Antononoka, Olga. Undermining the gendered genre: Kabuki in mangaMutual Images10, 109-134

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Anzivino, Sophie. The rise of connectivity and finding God in the network: Analyzing Serial Experiments Lain through a critical surveillance lensThe iJournal7(1).

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Ashby, Dominic J. Evaluating fandom: Using blogging and a grade contract to promote fan labor in the classroomTransformative Works and Cultures35.

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Azzi, Amanda. Subverting feminine identity: Reinvention of Sailor Moon‘s Girl Power in Violet EvergardenConfetti – A World Literatures and Cultures Journal7, 90-117.

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Basaran, Guliz, & Sunnetcioglu, Serdar. Turkish anime viewers’ approach to Japanese cuisine cultureJournal of Ethnic Foods8, article 8.

Boyd, David John. Affective anachronisms, fateful becomings: Otaku movement and the Joan of Arc effect in Type-Moon’s transhistorical anime ecologyScreen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology6(1), 78-102.

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Brinkhof, Tim. Revisiting the Fascist subtext of Attack on Titan: Some notes on a modern reactionary animeFilm & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal51(2), 21-29

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Cabana Rojas, Isabel. Rethinking the discursive relevance of pop culture in Japan’s soft power in Chile: A perspective from Japanese language educationElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies21(3).

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Casiello, Caitlin. Drawing sex: Pages, bodies, and sights in Japanese eromangaPunctum. International Journal of Semiotics7(2), 97-121.

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Chao, Tien-Yi. Border crossings in the Japanese anime Yuri!! on ICEInterface: Journal of European Languages and Cultures, 15.

Chen, Li-Chi, & Hajndrych, Erich. Comicbook characters’ facial features and actions and movements as two sources of humor: The case of Fullmetal AlchemistJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics,12(5), 1048-1065.

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Chen, Li-Chi, & Hayndrych, Erich. Humour through the visual narrative of comicbook characters’ emotional states analysing Fullmetal AlchemistImage [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative, 22, 131-150.

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Chu, Leo. The technology and economy of care: Gift and entropy in Gen Urobuchi’s science fictionExtrapolation62(3), 269-286.
[Puella Magi Madoka Magica]

Clyde, Deirdre. Flying on borrowed feathers: Identity formation among gender-variant anime fans in the U.S. Feminist Media Studies21(6), 1050-1053

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Cserkits, Michael. Representation of armed forces through cinematic and animated pieces: Case studiesJournal of Advanced Military Studies12(1), 165-180.
[Gate]

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Cornejo, Giancarlo. The Sedgwickian queerness of an anime lesbian: Reading Revolutionary Girl Utena. Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitad, 27, 211-226

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Denison, Rayna, & Van de Peer, Stefanie. 1001 Nights and anime: The adaptation of transnational folklore in Osamu Tezuka’s Senya ichiya monogatari/A Thousand and One Nights (1969)Open Screens4(1), article 4.

Ember, Diana-Nathalie, & Tar, Georgiana Lavinia. Junji Ito’s contemporary visual adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A comparative studyLingua: Language & Culture20(2), 247-259.

Fanasca, Marta. Attack on normativity: A queer reading of Shingeki no Kyogin (Attack on Titan)East Asian Journal of Popular Culture7(2), 255-270.

Fanasca, Marta. When girls draw the sword: Danso, cross-dressing and gender subversion in Japanese shojo mangaQueer Studies in Media & Popular Culture6(1), 3-18.

Frolov, Lawrence. Unhappiness in Japan: Failures of Eudaimonism in My Hero Academia. Dialogues@RU15, 32-42.
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Gonçalves, João, Navio, Catarina, & Moura, Pedro. The occidental otaku: Portuguese audience motivations for viewing animeConvergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 27(1), 247-265.

Galbraith, Patrick W. The ethics of imaginary violence, part 2: “Moexploitation” and critique in Revue StarlightU.S.-Japan Women’s Journal59, 89-114.

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Gatti, Giuseppe. The Mecha that that therefore we are (not): An eco-phenomenological reading of Neon Genesis EvangelionSeries: International Journal of TV Serial Narratives7(1), 63-80.

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Grajdian, Maria Mihaela. May the love be with you: From the joy of life to the transcendence of existence in Takahata Isao’s animation worksSynergy17(1), 29-44.
[Pon Poko; My Neighbors the Yamadas; The Tale of Princess Kaguya]

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Green, Ronald S., & Bergeron, Susan J. Teaching cultural, historical, and religious landscapes with the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaEducation About Asia26(2), 48-53.

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Greene, Barbara. Fanning the flames: Narrative baiting and flame-ups as a means of raising visibility in an over-saturated media marketElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies21(1), article 1.
[Attack on Titan; Highschool of the Dead; New Life +: Young Again in Another World]

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Hamrouni, Houssem. The figure of the anarchist in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the anime Psycho-Pass: From traditional anarchism to modern-day terrorism. Futhark: Humanities and Social Sciences Review16, 71-77.

Harada, Kazue. Visible matters: Radiation in Kobayashi Erika’s multimedia project in post-Fukushima JapanJapanese Studies41(1), 1-21.

Hartzheim, Bryan Hikari. Making of a mangaka: Industrial reflexivity and Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen JumpTelevision & New Media22(5), 570-587.

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Higashi, Julie. In This Corner of the World: Animated landscapes of Hiroshima and Kure in the present tenseStatus Qaestionis: Language, Text, Culture20, 193-217.

Huang, Po-Lung. Japanese street dance culture in manga and anime: Hip hop transcription in Samurai Champloo and Tokyo Tribe-2East Asian Journal of Popular Culture7(1), 61-79.

Ito, Kinko. The social functions and impacts of popular manga in contemporary Japan: A case of Golden Kamuy. International Journal of Comic Art23(1), 403-420.

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Jang, Kyungjae. Constructing and consuming space in detective fiction tourism: The case of the Detective Conan Mystery TourThe Journal of Popular Culture, 54(6), 1355-1370.

Karatsu, Rie. Rewriting 3.11 and feminization of the countryside: National discourse in Shinkai Makoto’s Your Name (2016)Japanese Studies41(3), 273-284.

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King, Emerald L. Top model: Cosplaying Ito Junji’s TomieRefractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media35.

Kinoshita, Shinichi & Kennell, Amanda. Alice manga. Knight Letter107, 19-30.

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Kloutvorova, Hana. First person expressions used by teenage girl characters in shojo mangaSilva Iaponicarum64-65, 23-38.

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Landers, Sydney. “Gotta catch ’em all”: The National Diet’s inadequate attempt to control manga piratesUniversity of Miami Law Review76(1), 251-309.

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Lavarone, Giulia & Bellano, Marco. Anime tourism in Italy: Traveling to the locations of the Studio Ghibli filmsMutual Images10, 217-250.

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Lin, Zhiwei, Wong, IpKin Anthony, Zhen, Xiner, & Chan, Suk Ha Grace. Doraemon and snow white dreams come true: Understanding cartoon pilgrimage tourism motivationsJournal of Travel & Tourism Marketing38(2), 167-178.

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Lindgren, Wrenn Yennie. WIN-WIN! with ODA-man: Legitimizing development assistance policy in JapanThe Pacific Review, 34(4), 633-663.

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Liu, Sheng, Lai, Dan, Huang, Songshan, & Li, Zhiyong. Scale development and validation of anime tourism motivationsCurrent Issues in Tourism24(20), 2939-2954.

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Magera, Yulia Aleksandrovna & Tarasyuk, Yuliya Borisovna. Women’s comics in Russia: Initiated by mangaRussian Japanology Review4(2), 113-141.

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Maeda-Leon, Kimiko. “It’s a good day to set out to sea!”: Navigating the polyfunctional waters of Eiichiro Oda’s One PieceRichard Macksey Journal2(1), article 24.

McAllister, Robbie. Twenty thousand leagues East: Around the world with Nadia: The Secret of Blue WaterScience Fiction Studies48(1), 46-61

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Mes, Tom, & Agnoli, Francis M. A modular genre? Problems in the reception of the post-Miyazaki ‘Ghibli film’. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal16(3), 207-220.

Morita, Naoko. “Fuichin-san” (1957-1962), a dramatization of a girl’s lifein Harbin and the stylistic research of Ueda Toshiko. International Journal of Comic Art23(2), 83-93.

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Morgan, Rachel. Conventional protections for commercial fan art under the U.S. Copyright Act. Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal31(2), 514-573.

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Ninomiya, Takashi. Personal expressions in the Russian texts translated from a Japanese mangaJournal of Oriental Studies97(2), 4-16.
[Barefoot Gen]

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Okuyama, Yoshiko. Raising awareness of Cassandra Syndrome through manga: Nonami Tsuna’s My Husband, Akira, Has Asperger’s SyndromeU.S.-Japan Women’s Journal60, 84-111.

Ono, Kosei. Laughing all the way: Saseo Ono in his Indonesia days, 1941-1945. International Journal of Comic Art, 23(2), 429-431.

Oltolini, Maria Chiara. Children’s fiction and anime: The case of Shokojo SeraJournal of Screenwriting12(3), 287-305.

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Orru, Marica. American influence and representation in Japanese manga and anime – BNHA’s All MightRevista Española de Estudios Norteamericanos3(1), 109-124.
[My Hero Academia]

Pellitteri, Marco. The European experience with Japanese animation, and what it can reveal about the transnational appeal of animeAsian Journal of Communication, 31(1), 21-42.

Philip, Susan. Satire and community in the time of COVID-19: An analysis of Ernest Ng’s Covidball ZJournal of Postcolonial Writing57(5), 709-722.

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Rahbar, Victoria. Report on Japanese-language Manga Magazine Survey 2020Journal of East Asian Libraries172, article 4.

Rattanamathuwong, Bancha. Queering the harem: Queerness in reverse harem manga and animeJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics12(5), 1034-1047.
[Card Captor Sakura, Fushigi Yuugi, Sensual Phrase]

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Reis, Henrique. A textual analysis of practical manga: Framing real life information within a fiction-oriented mediumElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies21(3).

Rendell, James. ‘I am (not) major’: Anti-fan memes of Paramount Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell marketing campaignNew Review of Film and Television Studies19(2), 173-199.

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Reyns-Chikuma, Chris. Beyond the two solitudes: Differences in fluidity in Franco-Canadian BD and Anglo-Canadian comics through the influence of mangaThe Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship11(1), article 7.

Rigual Mur, Julia, & Ania Ruiz-Florez, Pablo Cesar. Comics outside of Japan: Manga by Spanish authors. International Journal of Comic Art23(2), 71-82.

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Ristola, Jacqueline. Anime’s image space: Walter Benjamin and the politics of animation productionCon a de Animacion12, 94-111.
[Article in Spanish, abstract in English]

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Rohan, Olivia, Sasamoto, Ryoko, & O’Brien, Sharon. Onomatopoeia: A relevance-based eye-tracking study of digital mangaJournal of Pragmatics186, 60-72.

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Ruscica, Giovanni. From China to the World: The main media pilgrimages of Sun Wukong and Son GokuMutual Images10, 21-50.

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Seko, Yukari, & Kikuchi, Minako. Self-injury in Japanese manga: A content analysisJournal of Medical Humanities42(3), 355-369.

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Sharbat Dar, Dunja. Japanese concepts of angels: Analyzing depictions of celestial beings in the shojo manga Kamikaze Kaito JeanneEntangled Religions: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contract and Transfer12(1).

Skweres, Arthur. All You Need is Kill, not love – Considering the romantic relationship in the manga and film adaptations of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel. International Journal of Comic Art23(1), 204-228.

Smith, Christopher. Becoming illegible: The repatriation of Japanese fan culture in GenshikenJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 12(3), 254-265.

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Teodorescu, Alice. Cuteness as counterculture in anthropomorphic Japanese animation. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 25(1), 57-69.
[Aggretsuko; BNA: Brand New Animal; Dorehodoro]

Tristani, Anthony. Shonen and seinen manga, repositories of the Pacific War. International Journal of Comic Art23(2), 94-123.

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Ursini, Francesco-Alessio. Roman Emperors across comics traditionsStatus Qaestionis: Language, Text, Culture20, 57-93.
[Hishintan – Vita Arcana; I am Nero!; Kento Ankoku Den Cestvs; Plinius; Thermae Romae]

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van der Sluis, Hendrik. Manga, graphic novels, and comics in Higher Education? New Vistas7(1), 24-30.

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Yasuta, Takako, & Blake, John. Developing transferable writing skills through manga. Second Language Research & Practice2(1), 140-153.

Zahlten, Alexander. Between two funerals: Zombie temporality and media ecology in JapanPositions: Asia Critique29(2), 291-317.
[Fist of the North Star; Tomorrow’s Joe]

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Anime Streaming Platform Wars: A Platform Lab Report. Montreal, Canada: The Platform Lab.

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Natsume, Fusanosuke. The functions of panels (koma) in mangaElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies21(2).
[Translated by Jon Holt and Teppei Fukuda. Originally, chapter 10 in Manga wa naze omoshiroi no ka: sono hyōgen to bunpō. Tokyo, NHK Press, 1997]