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

Updated: September 24, 2022.


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]

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.

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]

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

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]

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]

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

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.

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).

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).

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

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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). 

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

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).

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

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]

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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).

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]

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]

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.


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]

Tanaka, Kathryn. The Amabie boom: From Mizuki Shigeru fandoms to COVID-19. Historifans (July 21, 2022)

Yomota, Ikuhiko. The problems of onomatopoeia in manga. Multimodal Communication, 11(2), 75-91.
[Translated by Jon Holt and Karen Kurtin. Originally, chapters in Manga genron. Tokyo, 1994]