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

Updated – January 10, 2023


Kennell, Amanda. Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press (forthcoming).

Okabe, Mimi. Manga, Murder and Mystery: The Boy Detectives of Japan’s Lost Generation. New York: Bloomsbury (forthcoming).

Rudes, Jillian. Manga in Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions (forthcoming).

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

Essay Collections

[in progress]

Book Chapters

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.

Baudinette, Thomas. Investigating the activist potentials of “gay manga” in Japan and the Philippines.
In Amy Barrow & Sara Fuller (eds.). Activism and Authoritarian Governance in Asia (pp. 198-210). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Baudinette, Thomas. Japanese queer popular culture and the production of sexual knowledge in the Philippines.
In Shawna Tang & Hendri Yulius Wijaya (eds). Queer Southeast Asia (pp. 47-62). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chan, Ko On. From fantasy to trauma: Sound and sex in School Days.
In Lisa Scoggin & Dana Plank (eds.). The intersection of animation, video games, and music: making movement. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

Douglass, Jason Cody, & Denison, Rayna. Looking forward, turning Back: Ni no Kuni as a renegotiation of the animēshon concept.
In Lisa Scoggin & Dana Plank (eds.). The intersection of animation, video games, and music: making movement. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

Fuyama, Taruto. The meaning of animating in the digital era: Animation education practice in Japan.
In Aaron D. Knochel & Osamu Sahara (eds.). Global media arts education: Mapping global perspectives of media arts in education (pp. 323-338). 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).

Herlands, Jason. Oishinbo and Japanese food cultures.
In Alex Bates (ed.). Teaching postwar Japanese literature (pp. 291-303). New York: Modern Languages Association

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.

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.

Jocoy, Stacey. Rurouni Kenshin: Anime-driven nostalgia in gaming soundscapes.
In Lisa Scoggin & Dana Plank (eds.). The intersection of animation, video games, and music: making movement. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

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.

Reichert, James. Teaching Boys Love comics.
In Alex Bates (ed.). Teaching postwar Japanese literature (pp. 87-98). New York: Modern Language Association.

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. 

Santos, Kristine Michelle L. Independent and safe panels for youths: Queer comics in a time of Southeast Asian populism.
In Shawna Tang & Hendri Yulius Wijaya (eds). Queer Southeast Asia (pp. 161-179). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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.

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.

Wald, Anna. Whitewashing and the meme-ability of Scarlett Johansson: Online controversy surrounding the Ghost in the Shell remake.
In Tonny Krijnen, Paul G. Nixon, Michelle D. Ravenscroft  & Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (eds.). Identities and Intimacies on Social Media: Transnational Perspectives (pp. 17-31). Abingdon, UK: Routledge .

Yoshioka, Hiroshi. A cultural approach to sex-related disgust: Rethinking shuga 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.

Journal Special / Theme Issues

Mechademia: Second Arc

Volume 15, Number 2 (Spring 2023) – 2.5D Cultures
Volume 16, Number 1 (Fall 2023) – Media Mix

Journal Articles

Ambrosetti, Nadia. Fighting with rotating blades, boomerangs, and crushing punches: A history of mecha from a robotics point of viewFoundations of Science (forthcoming).

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).

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

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

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

Cederblom, Michael L. Attack on antitrust: Preventing a grim future for anime streaming. Hastings Business Law Journal19(1), 59-70.

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

Chew, Matthew Mik-tak. Non-digital fan networking: How Japanese animation and comics disseminated in China despite authoritarian deterrenceInternational Journal of Cultural Studies, 26(1), 34-51.

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

Cohn, Neil, Hacımusaoğlu, Irmak, & Kloberg, Ben. The framing of subjectivity: Point-of-view in a cross-cultural analysis of comicsJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

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). 

Kim, Ann Y. Understanding postmodern identity among US young adults through an investigation of globalized interestCulture & Psychology (forthcoming).

Klaehn, Jeffery. Talking manga: Bringing Japanese pop culture to the North American mainstream. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).

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).

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

Ramírez-Gutiérrez, Diolinda. Re-imagining museums through the ninth art: Five comic books as case studies. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (forthcoming).
[Guardians of the Louvre; Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure]

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

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

Thelen, Timo, & Kim, Sangkyun. Understanding fan tourists at a non-commodified fan pilgrimage site: An application of fan capital theory. Current Issues in Tourism, 26(1), 12-17.
[Attack on Titan]