Editor: Mark W. MacWilliams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY)

978-0-765-1602-2 (hardcover)
978-0-7656-1602-9 (paperback)


Schodt, Frederik L. Foreword: Japan’s new visual culture (pp. vii-ix)

MacWilliams, Mark W. Introduction (pp. 3-25)

  • Ito, Kinko. Manga in Japanese history (pp. 26-47)
  • Poitras, Gilles. Contemporary anime in Japanese pop culture (pp. 48-67)
  • Phillips, Susanne. Characters, themes and narrative patterns in the manga of Osamu Tezuka (pp. 68-90).
  • Makela, Lee. From Metropolis to Metoroporisu: The changing role of the robot in Japanese and Western cinema (pp. 91-113)
  • Takahashi, Mizuki. Opening the closed world of shojo manga (pp. 114-136).
  • Shamoon, Deborah. Situating the shojo in shojo manga: Teenage girls, romance comics, and contemporary Japanese culture (pp. 137-154).
  • Mikhailova, Yulia. Intellectuals, cartoons, and nationalism during the Russo-Japanese War (pp. 155-176).
  • Nakar, Eldad. Framing manga: On narratives of the Second World War in Japanese manga, 1957-1977 (pp. 177-199).
  • Gardner, Richard A. Aum Shinrikyo and a panic about manga and anime (pp. 200-218).
  • Pandey, Rajyashree. Medieval genealogies of manga and anime horror (pp. 219-236).
  • Yamanaka, Hiroshi. The utopian “power to live”: The significance of the Miyazaki phenomenon (pp. 237-255).
  • Yoshioka, Shiro. Heart of Japaneseness: History and nostalgia in Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (pp. 256-273).
  • Ortabasi, Melek. National history as otaku fantasy: Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress (pp. 274-294).
  • Berndt, Jaqueline. Considering manga discourse: Location, ambiguity, historicity (pp. 295-310).


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