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Editor: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis, MN)

ISBN: 978-0-166-4945-7


  • Lunning, Frenchy, & Bolton, Christopher. Anifesto (pp. 1-9).

Original essays on anime/manga and related topics

  • Allison, Anne. The Japan fad in global youth culture and millennial capitalism (pp. 11-21).
  • Wong, Wendy Siuyi. Globalizing manga: From Japan to Hong Kong and beyond (pp. 23-45).
  • Napier, Susan. The world of anime fandom in America (pp. 47-63).
  • Winge, Theresa. Costuming the imagination: Origins of anime and manga cosplay (pp. 65-76).
  • Tatsumi, Takayuki. Mori Minoru’s day of resurrection (pp. 87-90).
  • Lamarre, Thomas. The multiplanar image (pp. 120-143).
  • Levi, Antonia. The werewolf in the crested kimono: The wolf-human dynamic in anime and manga (pp. 145-160).
  • Kotani, Mari. Metamorphosis of the Japanese girl: The girl, the hyper-girl, and the Battling Beauty (pp. 162-170).
  • Benzon, William L. The song at the end of the world: Personal apocalypse in Rintaro’s Metropolis (pp. 171-173).
  • Hairston, Marc. The yin and yang of schoolgirl experiences: Maria-sama ga miteru and Azumanga Daioh (pp. 177-180).
  • Perper, Timothy, & Cornog, Martha. In the sound of the bells: Freedom and revolution in Revolutionary Girl Utena (pp. 183-186).

Translations of essays previously published in Japanese

  • Ueno, Toshiya. Kurenai no metalsuits, “Anime to wa nai ka / What is animation” (pp. 111-118).
    [Translated by Michael Arnold. Originally pubhished in Toshiya Ueno, Kurenai no metaru sutsu: Anime to iu senjo (Crimson metal suits: Anime as a battlefield). Tokyo: Kinokunia Shoten, 1998].

Other essays

  • Wolf, Mark J.P. Accessing interactivity in video game design (pp. 78-85).
  • Looser, Thomas. Superflat and the layers of image and history in 1990s Japan (pp. 92-109).

Additional materials:

  • Ollie, Michelle. Torendo: A series of interviews (pp. 186-191).

Book reviews

  • Bullough, Vern. The influence of manga on Japan. Review of Sharon Kinsella, Adult manga: Culture and power in contemporary Japanese society (pp. 173-174).
  • Drazen, Patrick. The shock of the Newtype: The Mobile Suit Gundam novels of Tomino Yoshiyuki (pp. 174-177).
  • Ruh, Brian. Historicizing anime and manga: From Japan to the world. Review of Paul Gravett, Manga: Sixty years of Japanese design and Fred Patten, Reading manga: Twenty-five years of essays and reviews (pp. 180-183).

Additional materials