Editors: Christian Cotton & Andrew M. Winters
Publisher: Carus Books
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Winters, Andrew M. The consolation of anime.
I. Finding meaning in instrumentality.
- Browning, Heather & Veit, Walter. The desperate search for meaning in life
- Visser, Nathan, & Barkman, Adam. How do we know who we are?
- Yasuyuki, Sano. A teenage existence.
- Potter, Jake. My life is worth living here!
- Costa, Jonas Faria. The meaning of you.
II. After (re)birth and before death
- Winters, Andrew M. When heroes can (not) choose to become themselves.
- Eilenberger, Hans-Georg. The young, the old, the monstrous.
- Namba, Yuuki. What do children find in the end?
- Cabassa, Luca, & Caparrini, Matteo. Shinji’s choice.
III. How to think when you are (not) alone.
- Fajardo-Chica, David. When you have two right hands and they are both in flames.
- Perušić, Luka. The mysterious AT Field.
- Tanigawa, Yoshihiro. Coping with loneliness, or, how to grow watermelons.
- Delport, Khegan M. Evangelion‘s terminal dogma.
IV. You (cannot) exist.
- Vereb, Zachary. Living questions or dead ends?
- Cheong, Marc. A tale of two anti-heroes.
- Pacheco, Gionatan C. Plant a tree, build an AT field, and wait for the apocalypse.
V. Tools to rebuild after impact.
- Christensen, Jeremy, & Holmes, Eric. Hands off my show!
- Bordonaba-Plou, David. Desperately seeking Misato.
- Yenimazman, Denis. From Kaballah, angels, and apocalypse to kaiji, mecha, and personal growth.