As with all editions of the Annual Bibliography of Anime and Manga Studies, it is likely that this list is not complete. Recommendations or suggestions for additional entries to add are always welcome!

BooksBook Chapters
Journal Special/Theme IssuesArticles

(Total published: 3)

Ledoux, Trish. Anime interviews: The first five years of Animerica, Anime & Manga Monthly (1992-97). San Francisco: Viz.

Ledoux, Trish, & Ranney, Doug. The complete anime guide: Japanese animation film directory & resource guide. Issaquah, WA: Tiger Mountain Press.

McCarthy, Helen. The anime! movie guide: Movie-by-movie guide to Japanese animation. Woodstock, NY: Overlook.

Book Chapters
(Total published: 5)

Cooper-Chen, Anne. Postwar magazines and manga. In Mass communication in Japan (pp. 83-103). Ames: Iowa State University Press.

Bartlett, Natalie, & Bellows, Bradley. The supernatural ronin: Vampires in Japanese anime. In Carol Margaret Davison (Ed.), Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Sucking through the century, 1897-1997 (pp. 283-320). Toronto, Canada: Dundurn Press.
[Vampire Hunter D; Vampire Princess Miyu]

Kotani, Mari. Techno-gothic Japan: From Seishi Yokomizo’s The Death’s-Head Stranger to Mariko Ohara’s Ephemera the Vampire. In Joan Gordon & Veronica Hollinger (Eds.), Blood read: The vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture (pp. 189-198). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
[Hagio Moto; The Clan of Poe; Vampire Wars; Vampire Hunter D]

Raffaelli, Luca. Disney, Warner Bros. and Japanese animation: Three world views. In Jayne Pilling (Ed.), A reader in animation studies (pp. 112-136). New Barnet, UK: John Libbey.

Shiraishi, Saya S. Japan’s soft power: Doraemon goes overseas. In Peter J. Katzenstein & Takashi Shiraishi (Eds.), Network power: Japan and Asia (pp. 234-272). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Journal Special/Theme Issues
(Total articles published: 3)

The Journal of Popular Culture

Volume 31, Issue 2 – Japanese Popular Culture

Troost, Kristina Kade. Surfing the Internet for Japanese popular culture. The Journal of Popular Culture, 31(2), 23-28.

Hirota, Akiko. The Tale of Genji: From Heian classic to Heisei comic. The Journal of Popular Culture, 31(2), 29-68.

Berndt, Caroline M. Popular culture as political protest: Writing the reality of sexual slavery. The Journal of Popular Culture, 31(2), 177-187.

(Total published: 17)

Adams, Kenneth Alan, & Hill, Lester. The phallic female in Japanese group-fantasy. The Journal of Psychohistory, 25(1), 33-66.

Brophy, Philip. Report: Manga & anime in Autralia. Comickers, 6.

*** OPEN ACCESS *** Cohen, Adrian. Gender differences within Japanese language use in comic books. Research Reports of Niigata Seiryo Women’s College, 27, 117-124.

Eynon, Matthew. Japanese modern religious manga: An ancient tradition in new clothing. Tenri Journal of Religion, 25, 77-111.

*** OPEN ACCESS *** Hamilton, Robert. Virtual idols and digital girls. Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, 35.

Kuwahara, Yasue. Japanese culture and popular consciousness: Disney’s The Lion King vs. Tezuka’s Jungle Emperor. The Journal of Popular Culture, 31(1), 37-48.

*** OPEN ACCESS *** Levi, Antonia. Using Japanese animation to teach about Japanese religion. Education About Asia, 2(1), 26-29.

Okamoto, Rei. “Fuku-chan” goes to Java. Images of Indonesia in a Japanese wartime comic strip. Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 25(1), 111-123.

Ono, Kosei. Manga publishing: Trends in Europe. Japanese Book News, 17, 6-7

Pointon, Susan. Transcultural orgasm as apocalypse: Urutsukidoji: The Legend of the Overfiend. Wide Angle, 19(3), 41-60.

Sato, Keiji. More animated than life: A critical overview of Japanese animated films. Japan Echo, 24(5), 50-53.
[archived version available at]

Schilling, Mark. Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli: The animation hit factory. Japan Quarterly, 44(1), 30-40.

Takamura, Kaoru, & Noda, Masaaki. Japanese society and the psychopath. Japan Echo, 24(4), 9-13.
[archived version available at]

Tsurumi, Maya. Gender and girls’ comics in Japan. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 29­(2), 46-55.

Wells, Paul. Hayao Miyazaki: Floating worlds, floating signifiers. Art and Design Magazine, 53, 22-25.

Woznicki, Krystian. Towards a cartography of Japanese anime: Anno Hideaki’s “Evangelion”. Blimp Film Magazine, 36, 18-26.