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Editor: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis, MN)

ISBN: 978-0-8166-7387-2


  • Lamarre, Thomas. Introduction: (pp. ix-xi).

Original essays on anime/manga and related topics

  • Ruh, Brian. Transforming U.S. anime in the 1980’s: Localization  and longevity (pp. 31-49).
  • Lamarre, Thomas. Speciesism, part II: Tezuka Osamu and the multispecies ideal (pp. 51-85).
  • McKnight, Anne. Frenchness and transformation in Japanese subculture, 1972-2004 (pp. 118-136).
    [Rose of Versailles
  • Figal, Gerald. Monstrous media and delusional consumption in Kon Satoshi’s Paranoia Agent (pp. 139-155).
  • Ogg, Kerin. Lucid dreams, false awakenings: Figures of the fan in Kon Satoshi (pp. 157-174).
  • Condry, Ian. Dark energy: What fansubs reveal about the copyright wars (pp. 193-208).
  • Galbraith, Patrick W. Akihabara: Conditioning a public “otaku” image (pp. 210-230).
  • Lan, Fan-Yi. Comic Market: How the world’s biggest amateur comic fair shaped Japanese dojinshi culture (pp. 232-248).
  • Dunlap, Kathryn, & Wolf, Carissa. Fans behaving badly: Anime metafandom, brutal criticism, and the intellectual fan (pp. 267-283).
  • Monnet, Livia. Anatomy of permutational desire: Perversions in Hans Bellmer and Oshii Mamoru (pp. 285-309).
  • Hairston, Marc. A cocoon with a view: Hikikomori, otaku, and Welcome to the NHK (pp. 311-323).
  • Jackson, Paul. The space between worlds: Mushishi and Japanese folklore (pp. 341-343).
  • Malone, Paul M. Cruel angels? Cruel fathers! (pp. 346-348).
    [Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone]
  • Ashby, Madeleine. Epic fail: Still dreary, after all these years (pp. 348-349).
    [Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone]
  • Lamarre, Thomas. The rebuild of anime (pp. 349-353).
  • Napier, Susan. Death Note: The killer in me is the killer in you (pp. 356-360).

Translations of materials previously published in Japanese

  • Otsuka, Eiji. World and variation: The reproduction and consumption of narrative (pp. 99-116).
    [Introduction by Marc Steinberg. Originally published as “Sekai to shuko: Monogatari no fukusei to shohi”, in Otsuka, Eiji, Teihon monogatari shohiron (A theory of narrative consumption), Tokyo: Kadokawa, 2001].
  • Amamiya, Karin. Suffering forces us to think beyond the Right-Left barrier (pp. 251-265).
    [Introduction by Jodie Beck. Originally published as “Ikitzurasa ga koesaseru ‘sayu’ no kakine: Baburu no hokaigo no ‘yakenohara’ nite” (Suffering forces us to think beyond the Right-Left barrier: In the wasteland after the bubble burst), Rosujene/Lost Generation, May 2008, 44-53].

Other essays

  • Ivy, Marilyn. The art of cute little things: Nara Yoshitomo’s parapolitics (pp. 3-29).
  • Iwabuchi, Koichi. Undoing inter-national fandom in the age of brand nationalism (pp. 87-96).
  • Rauch, Eron, & Bolton, Christopher. A cosplay photography sampler (pp. 176-190).
  • Naito, Chizuki. Reorganizations of gender and nationalism: Gender bashing and loliconized Japanese society (pp. 325-333).

Additional materials

  • Tomshine, Jin C. Aeryn’s dolls (pp. 334-339) (short comic)
  • Galbrath, Patrick. W. & Lamarre, Thomas. Otakuology: A dialogue (pp. 360-374).

Book reviews

  • Napier, Susan. Animation beyond the boundaries (pp. 344-345). Review of Alan Cholodenko (Ed.), The illusion of life 2: More essays on animation. Sydney, Australia: Power Publication, 2007.
  • Perper, Timothy, & Cornog, Martha. Brief visions of a vast landscape (pp. 353-356). Reviews of Bolton, Christopher, Csicsery-Ronay Istvan, & Tatsumi, Takayuki (Eds.), Robot ghosts and wired dreams: Japanese science fiction from origins to anime. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press and Berndt, Jaqueline, & Richter, Steffi (Eds.), Local and global perceptions of Japanese comics. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitatsverlag, 2006.

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