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

Updated: September 24, 2022.

Monographs

Exner, Eike. Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
[Best Academic/Scholarly Work, 2022 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards]

Ichikohji, Takeyasu. A Development Strategy for Hybrid Products: The Case of the Japanese Animation Industry. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Leader, Michael, & Cunningham, Jake. Ghibliotheque: Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli. London: Welbeck.

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Okuyama, Yoshiko. Tōjisha Manga: Japan’s Graphic Memoirs of Brain and Mental Health. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scally, Deborah. Miyazaki and the Hero’s Journey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

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Stewart, Ronald & Suzuki, Shige. Manga: A Critical Guide. New York: Bloomsbury (forthcoming).

Essay Collections

Christian Cotton & Andrew M. Winters (eds.). Neon Genesis Evangelion and Philosophy: That Syncing Feeling. Peru, IL: Carus Books.

Marco Pellitteri & Heung-Wah Wong (eds.). Japanese Animation in Asia: Transnational Industry, Audiences, and Success. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Book Chapters

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Aditia, P., et al. Legends come alive: Preserving the visual idiom based on Osamu Tezuka’s Paidon.
In B. Aulia, et al. (eds.). Embracing the future: Creative industries for environment and Advanced Society 5.0 in a post-pandemic era (pp. 225-229). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press (forthcoming).

dit Alban, Edmond Ernest. Gay fanzines as contact zones: Dokkun’s adventures with “bara” manga in between Japan and France.
In Alison Halsall & Jonathan Warren (eds.). The LGBTQ+ comics studies reader: Critical openings, future directions (pp. 155-172). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Ambrosetti, Nadia. “A great body of machinery”: From robots to mecha and back.
In Marco Ceccarelli & Rafael Lopez-Garcia (eds.). Explorations in the history and heritage of machines and mechanisms (pp. 345-359). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Armour, William S. An exploration of the birth of the slave through ero-pedagogy in Tagame Gengoroh’s PRIDE.
In Alison Halsall & Jonathan Warren (eds.). The LGBTQ+ comics studies reader: Critical openings, future directions (pp. 142-154). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Bunyavejchewin, Poowin. The queer if limited effects of Boys Love manga fandom in Thailand.
In James Welker (ed.). Queer transfigurations: Boys Love media in Asia (pp. 181-193). Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Cornyetz, Nina. Queer time in Summer Vacation 1999.
In David Desser (ed). A companion to Japanese cinema (pp. 369-381). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

van der Does, Luli. The sense of belonging created by In This Corner of the World.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 100-105). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Debnath, Anushkaa. Unlearning internalized homophobia with My Brother’s Husband: A glimpse into mainstream queer literature in Japan.
In Gyanabati Khuraijam (ed.). Exploring gender studies and feminism through literature and media (pp. 39-49). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Freedman, Alisa. Down in the dumps: Tokyo wastelands and marginalized groups in Japanese film and anime.
In Jennifer Coates & Eyal Ben-Ari (eds.). Japanese visual media: Politicizing the screen (pp. 97-117). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Tokyo Godfathers]

Fukuura, Atsuko, & Be-Ari, Eyal. The Japanese self-defense forces and cinematic production: Resonance and reverberation in he normalization of organized state violence.
In Jennifer Coates & Eyal Ben-Ari (eds.). Japanese visual media: Politicizing the screen (pp. 161-179). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Galbraith, Patrick W. The Evangelion boom: On the explosion of fan markets and lifestyles in Heisei Japan.
In Noriko Murai, Jeff Kingston, & Tina Burrett (eds.). Japan in the Heisei Era (1989-2019): Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 234-244). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Gere, Charlie. Cute, otaku, and posthuman aesthetics.
In Stefan Herbrechter, et al. (eds.). Palgrave handbook of critical posthumanism. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ghosh, Sambhabi. The grace in failings: Reading failure as success in SKY Castle and Assasination Classroom.
In Shih-Wen Sue Chen & Sin Wen Lau (eds.). Representations of children and success in Asia: Dream chasers (pp. 19-35). Abington, UK. Routledge (forthcoming).

Gomes, Miguel Ramalhete. Comics, manga and graphic novels.
In Peter Marks, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor, & Fatima Vieira (eds.). The Palgrave handbook of utopian and dystopian literatures (pp. 243-254). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gough, Simon. Japan’s Joan of Arc: Deterritorializing the Maid of Orleans through manga.
In Dorian Alexander, Michael Goodrum, & Philip Smith (eds.). Drawing the past, Volume II: Comics and the historical imagination in the world (pp. 280-296). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Gualandris, Gianluca, Savardi, Mattia, Signoroni, Alberto, & Benini, Sergio. Automatic indexing of virtual camera features from Japanese anime.
In Pier Luigi Mazzeo, et al. (eds.). Image analysis and processing. ICIAP 2022 workshops (pp. 186-197).  Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Gutiérrez, Camila. Boys Love in Latin America: The migration of aesthetics in contemporary graphic narrative.
In James Hodapp (ed.). Graphic novels and comics as world literature (pp. 75-96). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Hirano, Kyoko. Cinema’s uneasy social critique: The Heisei Era onscreen.
In Noriko Murai, Jeff Kingston, & Tina Burrett (eds.). Japan in the Heisei Era (1989-2019): Multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 272-284). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[In This Corner of the World]

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Holt, John Patrick. Type five and beyond: Tools to teach manga in the college classroom.
In Jason D. DeHart (ed.). Exploring comics and graphic novels in the classroom (pp. 46-63). Hershey, PA: IGI Global (forthcoming).

Izumi, Katsuya. Saviours of the world: Impersonality and success in Shinkai Makoto’s animated films.
In Shih-Wen Sue Chen & Sin Wen Lau (eds.). Representations of children and success in Asia: Dream chasers (pp. 202-211). Abington, UK. Routledge (forthcoming).
[Your Name]

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Jang, Kyungjae. Kantai Collection and enternmentization of the Second World War.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 125-129). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Jang, Kyungjae. The Mongol invasions of Japan and Tsushima tourism.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan  (pp. 27-31). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion]

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Koarai, Ryo, & Yamamura, Takayoshi. Fantasy wars and their real-life inspirations: Tourism and international conflicts caused by Attack on Titan.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 140-144). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Koarai, Ryo. Hokkaido as imperial acquisition and the Ainu in popular culture and tourism.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 73-77). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Golden Kamuy]

Lee, Anne. From “Bat-Manga” to “Attack on Avengers”: Transnational superhero adaptations between Japan and America.
In Lorna Piatti-Farnell (ed.). The superhero multiverse: Readapting comic book icons in twenty-first century film and popular media (pp. 217-234). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Leskosky, Richard J. Shapeshifting in anime: Form and meaning.
In David Desser (ed.). A companion to Japanese cinema (pp. 247-268). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lozano-Méndez, Artur & Loriguillo-López, Antonio. Nihilistamina. Gloomy heroisms in contemporary anime.
In Forum Mithani & Griseldis Kirsch (eds.). Handbook of Japanese media and popular culture in transition. Tokyo: MHM Limited.

Miyajima, Keiko. XX, XY, and XXY: Genderqueer bodies in Hagio Moto’s science fiction manga.
In Alison Halsall & Jonathan Warren (eds.). The LGBTQ+ comics studies reader: Critical openings, future directions (pp. 134-141). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Montero-Plata, Laura, & Pruvost-Delaspre, Marie. Shaping the anime industry: Second generation pioneers and the emergence of the studio system.
In David Desser (ed.). A companion to Japanese cinema (pp. 215-246). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Noh, Susan. Crunchyroll: Contested authenticity in the creation of niche brand communities.
In Derek Johnson (ed.). From networks to Netflix: A guide to changing channels, 2nd ed. (pp. 291-300). New York, NY: Routledge (forthcoming).

Parham, John. Flow or friction? Ecological transnationalism in Japanese TV anime.
In Shiuhhua Serena Chou, Soyoung Kim, & Rob Sean Wilson (eds.). Geo-spaciality in Asiatic and Oceanic literature and culture (pp. 201-226). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Peer, Ayelet. Adam the Alien, Eve the Robot: The reinterpretation of Adam, Eve, Prometheus and Pandora in Japanese manga and anime.
In Lisa Maurice & Tovi Bibring (eds.). Gender, creation, myths and their reception in Western civilization: Prometheus, Pandora, Adam and Eve (pp. 207-218). London: Bloomsbury. 

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Perez, Alexandria B. Making meaning of maturity ratings in manga: A multimodal analysis.
In Jason D. DeHart (ed.). Exploring comics and graphic novels in the classroom (pp. 229-248). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Rouse, Lauren. Voltron: Legendary Defender and compulsory able-bodiedness.
In Micky Lee, Frank Rudy Cooper, & Patricia Reeve (eds.). Dis/ability in media, law, and history: Intersectional, embodied, and socially constructed? (pp. 150-161). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Santiago, Jose Andres. Journey to adulthood: Visual representation of a morphing identity in Inio Asano’s Goodnight Punpun.
In María Porras Sánchez & Gerardo Vilches (eds.). Precarious youth in contemporary graphic narratives: Young lives in crisis (pp. 45-59). Abingdon, UK: Routledge (forthcoming). 

Santos, Kristine Michelle. Glocalization of Boys Love dojinshi in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia.
In James Welker (ed.). Queer transfigurations: Boys Love media in Asia (pp. 227-242). Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 

Smith, Andrew. Horror transformed: Tanabe Gou’s manga adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft.
In John Darowski & Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (eds.). Critical approaches to horror comic books: red ink in the gutter (pp. 156-166). Abingdon, UK: Routledge (forthcoming).

Sommerland, Ylva. Real queer bodies: Visual weight and imagined gravity in sport manga.
In Maggie Gray & Ian Horton (eds.). Seeing comics through art history: Alternative approaches to the form (pp. 207-222). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. History girls and women’s war-related contents tourism.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 37-41). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Mirage of Blaze; Sengoku Basara]

Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. Theatre (contents) tourism and war as a backdrop to romance.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 88-92). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Haikara-san ga Tooru; Rurouni Kenshin]

Tajima, Norio, et al. Cultural events and Japanese pop culture in Europe: The case of the Japan Expo in France.
In Elisa Salvador & Jesper Standgaard Pedersend (eds.). Managing cultural festivals: Tradition and innovation in Europe (pp. 232-249). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Taylor, Tosha R. Gendered violence and the abject body in in Junji Ito’s Tomie.
In John Darowski & Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (eds.). Critical approaches to horror comic books: red ink in the gutter (pp. 78-88). Abingdon, UK: Routledge (forthcoming).

Thomas, Tracey. The fate of Artoria: Contextually exploring gender, character, and conflict in Fate/Zero.
In Susan L. Austin (ed.). Arthurian legend in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (pp. 35-52). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

Walley, Glynne. Grass booklets and the roots of manga: Comic books in the Tokugawa period.
In Gary P. Leupp & De-Min Tao (eds.). The Tokugawa world (pp. 705-729). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Wang, Qiaodan, & Seaton, Philip. The war metaphors underpinning Mizuki Shigeru’s yokai tourism.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 130-134). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Yamamura, Takayoshi. Travelling Grave of the Fireflies: The gap between creators’ intentions and audiences’/tourists’ interpretations.
In Takayoshi Yamamura & Philip Seaton (eds.). War as entertainment and contents tourism in Japan (pp. 106-110). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Yasuta, Takako. Manga: A motivational multimodal medium for learning English.
In Jason D. DeHart (ed.). Exploring comics and graphic novels in the classroom (pp. 167-189). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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Yoshioka, Hiroshi. A cultural approach to sex-related disgust: Rethinking shunga and other “perversions” in the 21st century.
In Max Ryynänen, Heidi S. Kosonen, and Susanne C. Ylönen (eds.).
 Cultural approaches to disgust and the visceral (pp. 218-225). New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

Zeng, Chengyan. Living in a virtual reality: Anime and manga fandom.
In  Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (ed.). Research anthology on fandoms, online social communities, and pop culture (pp. 101-110). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Journal Special / Theme Issues

Mechademia: Second Arc

Volume 14, Number 2 (Spring 2022) – New Formulations of the Otaku

Journal Articles

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Abulí Federico, Ivette. Beyond witches, mothers or wives: On the power of feminist narratives and historical memory in mangaCompas d’Amalgalma, 5, 27-33.
[In This Corner of the World]

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Afanasov, Nikolai B. Cyberfeminism as science fiction. Drawn in Japan. Galactaca Media: Journal of Media Studies, 4(1). 71-95.
[article in Russian, abstract in English – Akira; Ghost in the Shell; Serial Experiments Lain]

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dit Alban, Edmond Ernest. I also eat the straights: Male heterosexual fandoms writing LGBTQ+ media history in Japan. Transformative Works & Cultures, 37.

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Alberto, Maria & Tringali, Billy. Working with fannish intermediaries. Transformative Works and Cultures, 38

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Allen, Matthew. Robots, kamikaze and war memory: How a children’s comic can help us rethink postmemory in postwar JapanThe Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus20(10), article 7.

Ameri, Mina, Honka, Elisabeth, & Xie, Ying. EXPRESS: From strangers to friends: Tie formations and online activities in an emerging social network. Journal of Marketing Research (forthcoming).

Andersson, Karl. I am not alone – we are all alone: Using masturbation as an ethnographic method in research on shota subculture in Japan. Qualitative Research (forthcoming).

Andrews, Dale K. To be seen, not just read: Script use on the votive prayer tablets of anime, manga, and game fansJapanese Studies, 42(1), 81-102.

Aoyama, Reijiro, & Ng, Royce. Artificial flavors: Nostalgia and the shifting landscapes of production in Sino-Japanese animationCultural Studies (forthcoming).
[Flavors of Youth]

Arivett, Erika. Year of the cat: Abuse, healing, and intergenerational trauma in Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits BasketThe Journal of Popular Culture, 55(2), 476-497.

Bai, Meijiadai. Regulation of pornography and criminalization of BL readers and authors in contemporary China (2010-2019). Cultural Studies, 36(2), 279-310.

Barratt-Peacock, Ruth. Aspirational cosmopolitanism in classical music anime: Adapting Romantic legacies in Forest of PianoEast Asian Journal of Popular Culture8(1), 9-26.

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Brett, Noel. Why do we only get anime girl avatars? Collective white heteronormative avatar design in livestreamsTelevision & New Media, 23(5), 451-461.

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Brienza, Casey. The masturbation article affair: Japanese manga, scholarly publishing, and the twenty-first century politics of censorshipPublishing Research Quarterly (forthcoming).

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Brummer, Matthew, & Oren, Eitan. “We must protect this peace with our hands”: Strategic culture and Japan’s use of force in international disputes as depicted in Ministry of Defense manga promotional materialsJournal of Advanced Military Studies, 13, 88-111.

Bussoletti, Ariana. “Tumblr is dominated by America:” a study of linguistic and cultural differences in Tumblr transnational fandom. The Communication Review (forthcoming).

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Campos, Maria José. Metafiction and genre hybridity in Naoki Urasawa’s book The Nameless Monster by Emil Sebe. libri liberorum. Fachzeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschun, 58, 16-24

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Castelli Olvera, Sarahi Itsuki. Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle: Between Sunyata and postmodernity. Estudios de Asia y Africa, 57(2), 289-318.
[Article in Spanish, abstract in English]

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Cederblom, Michael L. Attack on antitrust: Preventing a grim future for anime streaming. Hastings Business Law Journal (forthcoming).

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Cervelli, Filippo. Mindless happiness: Presentism, utopia, and dystopian suspension of thought in Psycho-PassJapan Forum (forthcoming).

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Cervelli, Filippo. Saved by the nerd: Otaku and the space of family in Summer Wars. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 9(3), 203-225.

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Chew, Matthew Mik-tak. Non-digital fan networking: How Japanese animation and comics disseminated in China despite authoritarian deterrenceInternational Journal of Cultural Studies (forthcoming).

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Chow, Yean Fun. A social semiotic analysis of ateji translation in mangaSocial Semiotics (forthcoming).

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Dahlan, Hadi Akbar. The publishing and distribution system of Japanese manga and doujinshi. Publishing Research Quarterly (forthcoming).

Dalton, Emma. Women as helpmates: The Japanese Self-Defense Forces and gender. Critical Military Studies8(1), 39-59.

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Danh, Nguyen Tan, & Hoi, Hyuhn Tan. Use of comics to enhance students’ Japanese ability as well as to awake their hidden potential. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 14(1), 412-418.

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Eelmaa, Simone. Sexualization of children in deepfakes and hentaiTRAMES: A Journal of the Humanities & Social Sciences26(2), 229-248.

Furuhata, Yukiro. Weathering with You: Mythical time and the paradox of the anthropoceneRepresentations157(1), 68-89.

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Gatti, Giuseppe. Notes on transnational animation and the Pokemon culture in South Park’s “Chinpokomon”Animation Studies17.

Gough, Simon, Gough, Noel, & Gough, Annette. Cyborg, goddess, or magical girl/heavenly woman: Rethinking gender and technology in science education via Ghost in the Shell. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies (forthcoming). 

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Grajdian, Maria Mihaela. Connecting fantasy worlds and nostalgia: Miyazaki Gorō’s animation movies. Russian Japanology Review. 5(1), 111-133.
[Tales from the EarthseaFrom Up On Poppy Hill]

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High, Michael D. Cultural mediaries on AniTube. Transformative Works & Cultures, 38.

Hsu, Iju, & Chiang, Wen-Yu. ‘Seeing’ music from manga: Visualising music with embodied mechanisms of musical experienceVisual Communication (forthcoming).

Hu, Zhiyue. Journey to the West: Cross-media adaptations of a Chinese classic tale. Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, 15(1-2), 95-111.

Ito, Rika. Edutaining with indigeneity: Mediatizing Ainu bilingualism in the Japanese anime, Golden KamuyLanguage & Communication87, 29-43.

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James, Andrew. Metalepsis and the role of domain experts in the wine manga The Drops of God. ICLEA: Revue de l’Institut des Langues et Cultures de Europe, Amerique, Afrique, Asie et Australie, 47.

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Johnson, Ryan. Meeting your heroes: The Renaissance Age and the transmission of values in My Hero Academia. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 5(1), 108-118.

Law, Jo. The kraft of labour, labour as craft: Hayao Miyazaki’s images of workAnimation: An Interdisciplinary Journal17(2), 195-208.

Leheny, David. Precarity’s pirate: The fictive afterlives of Idemitsu Sazo. The Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming).

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Licari-Guillaume, Isabelle. Two distant soils: Colleen Doran’s authorial journey. New Readings, 18, 14-29.

Liu, Shang, Lai, Dan, & Li, Zhiyong. The identity construction of Chinese anime pilgrimsAnnals of Tourism Research (forthcoming).

Liu, Tianjian, Liu, Sijun, & Rahman, Imran. International anime tourists’ experiences: A netnography of popular Japanese anime tourism destinations. Asian Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 27(2), 135-156.

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Madill, Anna, & Yao, Zhao. Are female paraphilias hiding in plain sight?: Risque male-male erotica for women in Sinophone and Anglophone regions. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(3), 897-910.

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Madill, Anna, & Zhao, Yao. Engagement with female-oriented male–male incest erotica: A comparison of Sinophone and Anglophone Boys’ Love fandomDeviant Behavior43(5), 607-622.

Mastracci, Sharon, & Sementelli, Arthur J. Neutrality narratives, gender, and fear of cuckoldry in public administrationOrganization, 29(4), 770-780.
[Inuyasha; Rurouni Kenshin]

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McCarthy, Helen. The evolving history of cosplay in and beyond Japan. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 5(1), 275-287.
[Presentation MaterialsAppendices]

Monden, Masafumi. Midnight Cinderella: Amoral shojo (girl) and Japanese girl cultureThe Journal of Popular Culture, 55(2), 454-475.

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Mori, Hiroaki. The power of anime: A new driver of volunteer tourismTourism and Hospitality3(2), 330-344.

Muguruza, Benat, & Bereziartua, Garbine. Dragon Ball on the Basque public TV: Influence on viewers’ language attitudes and practicesJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (forthcoming).

Nagaike, Kazumi. Queer seduction in Japanese essay manga: An analysis of manga physicality and gay, lesbian and fujoshi eroticism. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

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Öberg, Dan, & Hagström, Linus. Female nationalist activities in Japan: Truth-telling through everyday micro-practicesAlternatives: Global, Local, Political (forthcoming).
[Hi no maru gaisenotome]

Ohashi, Takayuki. The relationship between yakyū (baseball) and militarism: Baseball discourse in Japanese shōnen (boys’) cultureJapanese Studies (forthcoming).
[Kyojin no Hoshi / Star of the Giants]

Osenton, Sara. Recasting the body: Self-production of Japanese disabled veterans’ imageAsian Studies Review, 46(3), 437-454.

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Pang, Aidan. The right to remain “silent”: Deaf aesthetics in GANGSTA. Performance Matters, 97-108.

Papastavros, Vanessa. Miyazaki’s monstrous mother: A study of Yubaba in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. Feminist Media Studies (forthcoming).

Park, J.I., Blomkvist, A., & Mahmut, M.K. The differentiation between consumers of hentai pornography and human pornographySexologies (forthcoming).

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Perez, Alexandria. Male and female interactions: A multimodal analysis of shonen manga. Montana English Journal, 43, article 6.

Petit, Aurélie. “Do female anime fans exist?” The imact of women-exclusionary discourses on rec.arts.animeInternet Histories (forthcoming). 

Pizziconi, Barbara, & Iwasaki, Noriko. Friends as mediators in study abroad contexts in Japan: negotiating stereotypical discourses about Japanese culture. The Language Learning Journal (forthcoming).

Pyun, Kyunghee. Girls in sailor suits: Constructing soft power in Japanese cultural diplomacy. Global Perspectives on Japan, 5, 21-45
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van Rensburg, Elizabeth, & Smit, Mathilda. The Alps, anime and Afrikaans: “Heidi” as transnational text and culture productTydskrif vir Letterkunde59(1), 38-51.
[article in Afrikaans, abstract in English]

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Reysen, Stephen, et al. A brief report on sex differences in identification and engagement with anime. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 5(1), 36-46.

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Reysen, Stephen, et al. “Bordering on excess”: Perceptions of fan obsession in anime
fans, furries, and Star Wars fans
. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 5(1), 1-16.

Ropers, Erik. Narrating against dominance: Women and organized crime in Japanese discourse and popular cultureContemporary Japan (forthcoming).

Rudes, Jillian. A school librarian’s journey through manga collection development. Knowledge Quest, 50(4), 36-41.

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Sanders, Lisa. Subtitling, semiotics and Spirited Away. Journal of Audiovisual Translation, 5(1), 1-21

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Seko, Yukari, & Kikuchi, Minako. Mentally ill and cute as hell: Menhera girls and portrayals of self-injury in Japanese popular cultureFrontiers in Communication, 7.

Shan, Fred. An otaku with Chinese characteristics? Localizing Japanese ACG currents in Lu Yang’s The Beast. Screen Bodies: The Journal of Bodies, Media Arts, and Technology7.

She, Yasheng. A cure for woundless pain: Consumption of innocence in Japanese idol cultureJournal of Asian Pacific Communication (forthcoming).
[Perfect Blue]

Shintaku, Kayo. Self-directed learning with anime: A case of Japanese language and cultureForeign Language Annals, 55(1), 283-308.

Sly, Cathy. Guide to a better understanding and appreciation of manga texts. Scan: The Journal for Educators, 41(1), 12-20.
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Smith, Christopher. Consumable bodies, consumable self: The queer potential of otaku subjectivity in Kio Shimoku’s Genshiken. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 9(3), 185-202.

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Tang, Fang, & Li, Fang. The translation of otaku and transnational construction of East Asian masculinity. Cogent Arts & Humanities (forthcoming).

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Tango, Koya, Katsurai, Marie, Maki, Hayato, & Goto, Ryosuke. Anime-to-real clothing: Cosplay costume generation via image-to-image translationMultimedia Tools & Applications (forthcoming).

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Veeramuthu, Saravanan P., & Ganapathy, Malini. An innovative teaching tool: Manga for KOMSAS’ prose comprehension. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, 11(1), 1-15.

Walker, Seth. Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha, canonical authority, and remix theory in the study of religionJournal of the American Academy of Religion (forthcoming).

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Weimar, Daniel, & Breuer, Christoph. Against the mainstream: Field evidence on a positive link between media consumption and the demand for sport among children. Kyklos: International Review for Social Sciences, 75(2), 317-336.
[Attack No. 1]

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Wipfi, Heather Lynn, et al. Vaping and anime: A growing area of concernTobacco Control (forthcoming).

Yoshida, Kaori, & Nagaike, Kazumi. War-themed shojo manga as a site for female subjectivity: An aesthetic analysis of mothers and daughters narrating war. U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, 61, 76-97.
[The Odor of Crimson; Between the Sky and the Sea; The Memory of My Love]

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Yoshihara, Yukari. Shakespeare in Japanese pop culture: Focusing on manga as an intercultural collaboration genre. INContext: Studies in Translation and Interculturalism, 2(1), 167-182.

Other

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Hoffer, Heike. Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ikari Shinji, and J.S. Bach: Using music to define the Japanese yūtōseiHistorifans (August 4, 2022)

Natsume, Fusanosuke. The power of onomatopoeia in mangaJapanese Language and Literature, 56(1), 157-184.
[Translated and with an introduction by Jon Holt and Teppei Fukuda. Originally, Chapter 8 in Manga .wa naze omoshiroi no ka: sono hyōgen to bunpō. Tokyo: NHK Press, 1997]

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