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

Last updated: November 20, 2022


Brienza, Casey. Manga in America: Transnational book publishing and the domestication of Japanese comics. London: Bloomsbury.

Davis, Northrop. Manga and anime go to Hollywood. London: Bloomsbury.

Luchen, Michael. Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao. New York: Columbia University Press.

Reinders, Eric. The moral narratives of Hayao Miyazaki. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Essay Collections

Otmazgin, Nissim, & Suter, Rebecca (eds.). Rewriting history in manga: Stories for the nation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah, & Sell, Cathy (eds.). Manga vision: Cultural and communicative perspectives. Clayson, Australia: Monash University Publishing.

Shamoon, Deborah, & McMorran, Chris (eds.). Teaching Japanese popular culture. Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Asian Studies.

Book Chapters

Bartal, Ory. From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Comics and animation as subversive agents of memory in Japan.
In Yochai Ataria, et al. (eds.). Interdisciplinary Handbook of Trauma and Culture (pp. 101-115). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Berndt, Jaqueline. Manga in transition: Subtly receding from ‘popular culture’.
In Sabine Schulze, Nora von Achenbach, & Simon Klingler (eds.). Hokusai x manga: Japanese pop culture since 1680 (pp. 230-237). Munich, Germany: Hirmer Publishers.

Berndt, Jaqueline. Manga, which manga? Publication formats, genres, users.
In Andrew Targowski, Juri Abi, & Hisanori Kato (eds.). Japanese civilization in the 21st century (pp. 121-134). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Birmingham, Elizabeth. Anime’s dangerous innocents: Millennial anxieties, gender crises, and the shojo body as a weapon.
In Amanda Ann Klein & R. Barton Palmer (eds.). Cycles, sequels, spin-offs and reboots: Multiplicities in film and television (pp. 130-147). Austin: University of Texas Press.

Brophy, Philip. The sound of an android’s soul: Music, MIDI and muzak in Time of Eve.
In Liz Greene & Daniejla Kulecik-Wilson (eds.). The Palgrave handbook of sound design and music in screen media (pp. 331-346). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Castello, Maria G., & Scilabra, Carla. Theoi becoming Kami: Classical mythology in the anime world.
In Filippo Carla & Irene Berti (eds.). Ancient magic and the supernatural in the modern visual and performing arts (pp. 177-196). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Cheng, Ya-han. Within and without: Human-monster boundary in Attack on Titan.
In Erin Vander Wall (ed.). Edgelands: A Collection of monstrous geographies (pp. 1-8). Oxford, UK: Inter-disciplinary Press.

Cook, Leslie S., & Smagorinsky, Peter. The collaborative online anime community as a positive social updraft.
In Peter Smagorinsky (ed.). Creativity and community among autism-spectrum youth: Creating positive social updrafts through play and performance (pp. 219-242). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Denison, Rayna. Tracing Asian franchises: Local and transnational reception of Hana Yori Dango.
In Andrea Esser, Miguel A. Bernal-Merino, & Ian Robert Smith (eds.). Media across borders: Localizing TV, film and video games (pp. 151-166). New York: Routledge.

Ellis, Bill. The fairy-telling craft of Princess Tutu: Metacommentary and the folkloresque.
In Michael Dylan Foster & Jeffrey A. Tolbert (eds.). The folkloresque: Reframing folklore in a popular culture world (pp. 221-240). Boulder, CO: Utah State University Press.

Foss, Chris. Reading in pictures: Re-visioning autism and literature through the medium of manga.
In Chris Foss, Jonathan W. Gray, & Zach Whalen (eds.). Disability in comic books and graphic narratives (pp. 95-110). New York: Springer.

Freedman, Kerry. Interculturalism now: How visual culture has changed formal and informal learning.
In Pamela Burnard, Elizabeth Mackinlay, & Kimberly Powell (eds.). The Routledge international handbook of intercultural arts research (pp. 444-453). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Grajdian, Maria. Liquid identity: Love, heavy metal and the dynamics of gender in anime soundtracks.
In Florian Heesch & Niall Scott (eds.). Heavy metal, gender and sexuality: Interdisciplinary approaches (pp. 209-225). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Johnson, Sara Raup. Xerxes, lost city in the desert: Classical allusions in Fullmetal Alchemist.
In George Covacs & C.W Marshall (eds.). Son of Classics and Comics (pp. 95-110). New York: Oxford University Press.

Kacsuk, Zoltan. Subcultural clusters and blurry boundaries: Considering art worlds and fields of cultural production through localized manga production in Hungary.
In Casey Brienza & Paddy Johnston (eds.). Cultures of comics work (pp. 219-234). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kim, Kyu Hyun. Japanese manga and anime on the Asia-Pacific War experience.
In Michael Berry & Chiho Sawada (eds.). Divided lenses: Screen memories of war in East Asia (pp. 101-125). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Kitamura, Yuika. The emergence of girls’ manga and girls’ culture.
In Haruo Shirane & Tomi Suzuki, with David Lurie (eds.). The Cambridge history of Japanese literature (pp. 748-752).

Klinger, Simon. Manga-modernism – A foray through Japan’s contemporary visual worlds.
In Sabine Schulze, Nora von Achenbach, & Simon Klingler (eds.). Hokusai x manga: Japanese pop culture since 1680 (pp. 166-175). Munich, Germany: Hirmer Publishers.

Lamerichs, Nicolle. Otaku: Representations of fandom in Japanese popular culture.
In Lucy Bennett & Paul Booth (eds.). Seeing fans: Representations of fandom in media and popular culture (pp. 251-262). New York: Bloomsbury.

Madill, Anna. Even better than the real thing: Fantasy and phantasy in Boys Love manga.
In Jude Roberts & Esther MacCallum-Stewart (eds.). Gender and sexuality in in contemporary popular fantasy: Beyond boy wizards and kick-ass chicks (pp. 68-84). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Nakazawa, Jun. Manga literacy and manga comprehension in Japanese children.
In Neil Cohn (ed.). The visual narrative reader (pp. 157-184). London: Bloomsbury.

Napier, Susan. Not always happily ever after: Japanese fairy tales in cinema and animation.
In Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, & Kendra Magnus-Johnston (eds.). Fairy-tale films beyond Disney: International perspectives (pp. 166-179). New York: Routledge.

Nisbet, Gideon. Mecha in Olympus: Shirow Masamune’s Appleseed.
In George Covacs & C.W Marshall (eds.). Son of Classics and Comics (pp. 67-77). New York: Oxford University Press.

Ogura, Fumi, & Hioki, N. Frances. Anime and the Bible.
In Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch (ed.), The Bible in motion: A handbook of the Bible and its reception in film (pp. 285-295). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Rodriguez Gonzalez, Manuela Elizabeth. Ghosts of charcoal: Tsuji’s and Kean’s charcoal animation.
In Proceedings, CONFIA 2016: 4th International Conference on Illustration and Animation (pp. 340-349). Barcelos, Portugal: Instituto Politecnico do Cavado e do Ave.

Santiago Iglesias, Jose Andres. Toward maturity: Analyzing the Spanish comics industry through a comparison of national graphic novels and gafotaku-oriented manga.
In Casey Brienza & Paddy Johnston (eds.). Cultures of comics work (pp. 219-234). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, Iain Robert. Transnational Holmes: Theorizing the global-local nexus through the Japanese anime Sherlock Hound (1984-).
In Andrea Esser, Miguel A. Bernal-Merino, & Ian Robert Smith (eds.). Media across borders: Localizing TV, film and video games (pp. 36-52). New York: Routledge.

Theisen, Nicholas. (Un)reading The Odyssey in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
In George Covacs & C.W Marshall (eds.). Son of Classics and Comics (pp. 79-93). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wilson, Brent. What happened and what happened next: Kids’ visual narratives across cultures.
In Neil Cohn (ed.). The visual narrative reader (pp. 185-229). London: Bloomsbury.

Yoshida, Kaori. (In)visible women: Gendering of popular war memories through the narrative of the battleship Yamato for six decades in postwar Japan.
In Mikyoung Kim (ed.). Routledge handbook of memory and reconciliation in East Asia (pp. 95-108). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Encyclopedia Entries

Lan Dong (ed.), Asian American culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Ue, Tom. Anime (pp. 11-14).

Simon J. Bronner & Cindy Dell Clark (eds.). Youth cultures in America. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Ellis, Bill. Anime and manga (pp. 25-27).

Journal Special/Theme Issues
Total published: 1 issue, 6 articles

Kritika Kultura (Number 26)

Forum Kritika: Manga Culture & Critique

Berndt, Jaqueline. Introduction: Manga beyond critique? (pp. 166-178).

Stewart, Ronald. Post 3-11 Japanese political cartooning with a satirical bite: Non-newspaper cartoons and their potential (pp. 179-121).

Antononoka, Olga. Communicating emotions: How commercial manga for women approaches 3.11 (pp. 222-242).

Miho, Takeuchi. Kouno Fumiyo’s Hiroshima manga: A style-centered attempt at re-reading (pp. 243-257).

Calik, Selen. Re-viewing Thomas Lamarre’s The Anime Machine after Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises: On the critical potential of anime (pp. 258-273).

Kacsuk, Zoltan. From “game-like realism” to the “imagination-oriented aesthetic”: Reconsidering Bourdieu’s contribution to fan studies in light of Japanese manga and otaku theory (pp. 274-292).

Journal Articles
(Total: 98)

Adachi, Reito. Dubbing of silences in Spirited Away: A comparison of Japanese and English language versions. Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 24(1), 142-156.

Aida, Miho, & Galbraith, Patrick W. The contemporary Comic Market: A study of subculture. Journal of Fandom Studies, 4(1), 55-70.

Antonio, Ivy J. The paradox of fanfiction as a democratic discursive practice: The case of anime fanfiction writing. The Phoenix Papers, 2(1), 123-148.

Antononoka, Olga. Blonde is the new Japanese: Transcending race in shojo manga. Mutual Images, 1, 22-46.

Armour, William S., & Iida, Sumiko. Are Australian fans of anime and manga motivated to learn Japanese language? Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 36(1), 31-47.

Ashmore, Darren John. In mortality…: Chiba Tetsuya on Joe and the death of heroism. The Phoenix Papers, 2(1), 61-77.

Bauwens-Sugimoto, Jessica. Queering Black Jack: A look at how the manga industry adapts to changing reader demographics. Orientaliska Studier, 147, 111-142.

Berndt, Jaqueline. ‘Comfort women’ comics, multi-faceted: Revisiting the 2014 Manhwa Exhibit in Angouleme from the perspective of manga studies. Orientaliska Studier, 147,

Boyd, David John. ‘Nonsensical is our thing!’: Queering fanservice as ‘Deleuzional’ desire in Studio Trigger’s Kiru ra Kiru/Kill la Kill.
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, 1(1), 61-83.

Breen, Deborah. Designs and dreams: Questions of technology in Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. Technology and Culture, 57(2), 457-459.

Canario, Tiago. On the problem of defining manga: A study about the influence of Taoism and Zen Buddhism on manga aesthetics. Alternative Francophone, 1(9), 81-99.

Cazacu, Adrian Nicolae. Anime culture in Romania – Environment to promote manga comics. Journal of Romanian Literary Studies, 8, 540-545.

Chen, Fanfan. The animal imaginary of fantastic time and narrative in Inuyasha. Fastitocalon: Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern, 6(1-2), 123-138.

Chen, Yilin. A voyage to the New World: Viola’s journey to view man’s estate in shojo manga Twelfth Night. Popular Entertainment Studies, 7(1-2), 55-74.

Cheng Chua, Karl Ian Uy. Boy meets world: The worldview of Shonen kurabu in the 1930s. Japan Forum, 28(1), 74-98.

Cleto, Sarah, & Bahl, Erin Kathleen. Becoming the labyrinth: Negotiating magical space and identity in Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Humanities, 5(2), article 20.

Clifton, Zac. (YA)ru, (O)kasu, (I)kaseru: Do him, rape him, make him cum: Rape, loss, and the silence of queer identity in boys love manga. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 516-530.

Clopton, Kay K. Poetics of sound and death: The function of nature and effects in Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 318-336.

Close, Samantha. Fannish masculinities in transition in anime music video fandom. Transformative Works and Cultures, 22.

Cohn, Neil, & Elhy, Sean. The vocabulary of manga: Visual morphology in dialects of Japanese Visual Language. Journal of Pragmatics, 92, 17-29.

Danesin, Maxime. The European Middle Ages through the prism of contemporary Japanese literature: A study of Vinland Saga, Spice & Wolf, and l’Eclipse. Mutual Images, 1, 95-122.

Darling-Wolf, Fabienne. The “lost” Miyazaki: How a Swiss girl can be Japanese and why it matters. Communication, Culture & Critique, 9(4), 499-516.

Drummond-Matthews, Angela, & Scally, Deborah. A phenomenology of Americans and anime: How tropes predict difference. The Phoenix Papers, 2(1), 1-9.

Dunscomb, Paul E. Oh brave new world that has such lessons in it: Using the series Ghost in the Shell : Stand Alone Complex as a critical tool. Education About Asia, 21(3), 43-46.

Exner, Eike. A brief history of the translation of American comic strips in pre-World War II Japan and the origins of contemporary narrative manga. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 156-174.

Fabbretti, Matteo. The use of translation notes in manga scanlation. TranscUlturAl: A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies, 8(2), 86-104.

Filimon, Luiza Maria. A subversive potpourri: Concrete Revolutio or when the phantasmagoria turns political. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 15(1), 86-109.

Francis, John. Exploring queer revolt in Atsuko Asano’s No. 6. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 127-137.

Gaens, Bart. Tezuka Osamu’s MW: Challenging politics and society through manga. Ennen Ja Nyt, 4/2016.

Galvan Jerez, Enrique. Is there a fantastic in Japanese animation? The presence of bakeneko in modern television and audience. Brumal: Research Journal on the Fantastic, 4(1), 129-148.
[abstract in English, article in Spanish]

Gottesman, Zach. Tetsuo and Marinetti: Akira as a cyberpunk critique of futurist modernity. Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 8(2), 104-126.

Greene, Barbara. Furusato and emotional pilgrimage: Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro and Sakaiminato. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 43(2), 336-346.

Greene, Barbara. Gyo and collective memory. Electronic Journal of Contemporary  Japanese Studies, 16(1).

Grolleau, Gilles, El Harbi, Sana, & Bekir, Insaf. Playing with the pirates: How companies can win the endgame. Journal of Business Strategy, 37(3), 30-36.

Gygi, Fabio. The memory that dare not speak its name: Memory, monsters, and oblivion in Japanese popular culture. Semiotic Review.

Hack, Brent. Subculture as social knowledge: A hopeful reading of otaku culture. Contemporary Japan, 28(1), 33-57.

Hartzheim, Bryan Hikari. Pretty Cure and the magical girl media mix. Journal of Popular Culture, 49(5), 1059-1085.

Hatelely, Erica. Crossing boundaries with reading: Telling stories about libraries, literacies, and learning. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 22(1), 1-14.

Hernandez-Perez, Manuel. Animation, branding and authorship in the construction of the ‘anti-Disney’ ethos: Hayao Miyazaki’s works and persona through Disney film criticism. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11(3), 297-313.

Horno-Lopez, Antonio. The impact of digital technology on TV-anime production. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, 11(1), 29-35.

Horno-Lopez, Antonio. The particular visual language of anime: Design, colour, and selection of resources. Animation Practice, Process & Production, 5(1), 39-57.

Ichikohji, Takeyasu, & Katsumata, Sotaro. The relationship between content creation and monetization by consumers: Amateur manga (doujinshi) and music in Japan. Annals of Business Administrative Science, 15(2), 89-103.

de la Iglesia, Martin. The task of manga translation: Akira in the West. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 6.

Ishikawa, Yu. Deviation and conformity in fanwork: Narrative transformation in yaoi. UrbanScope: e-Journal of the Urban-Culture Research Centre, OCU, 7, 29-44.

Ito, Kinko. Remembering her 50 years in Japanese girls’ and ladies’ comics: An interview with Chikae Ide. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 367-383.

Jaworowicz-Zimny, Aleksandra. Manga/anime conventions in Poland: The example of Japanicon 2015. International Journal of Contents Tourism, 1(2), 17-29.

Johnson, Robyn. I will not bow: Analysis of the feminine refusal of Hegel’s master-slave dialectic in Inuyasha. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 337-353.

Jones, Jason Christopher, & Normand-Marconnet, Nadine. From West to East to West: A case study on Japanese wine manga translated in FrenchTranscUlturAl: A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies8(2), 154-173.
[Sommellier; Drops of God]

Kalovics, Dalma. The missing link of shojo manga history: The changes in 60s shojo manga as seen through the magazine Shukan Margaret. Journal of Kyoto Seika University, 49, 5-22.

Karatsu, Rie. Female voice and Occidentalism in Mika Ninagawa’s Helter Skelter (2012): Adapting Kyoko Okazaki to the screen. Journal of Popular Culture, 49(5), 967-983.

Kato, Hiroaki, & Nishigori, Hiroshi. A potential use for manga in medicineAcademic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 91(3), 290.

Kennell, Amanda. Origin and ownership from ballet to anime. Journal of Popular Culture, 49(1), 10-28.
[Princess Tutu]

King, Emerald L. Tailored translations: Translating and transporting cosplay costumes. Signata: Annals of Semiotics, 7, 361-376.

Kobayashi, Sho. The voice identity of anime characters and their expression: An analysis of Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Pass. Journal of Kyoto Seika University, 48, 21-42.
[Abstract in English, article in Japanese]

Komel, Mirt. The ghost outside its shell: Revisiting the philosophy of Ghost in the Shell. Teorija in Praksa, 53(4), 920-928.

Laffage-Cosnier, Sebastien, & Inaba, Rie. Diffusion of Japanese sports anime in France: Assessment and review of issues. Inter Faculty, 7, 117-140.

Lee, Anne. A centaur in salaryman’s clothing: Parody and play in est em’s centaur manga. New Voices in Japanese Studies, 8, 55-76.

Lee, Helen J.S. Unending stories of the battleship Yamato: Narrating the past, creating a phantomJapanese Language & Literature, 50(2), 247-271.
[To All the Corners of the World]

Li, Carl K. Visualizing emotion and seeing change in science fiction manga: Political potential in the expression of emotion in 7 Billion Needles. Japan Forum28(4), 413-438.

Lilja, Mona, & Wasshede, Cathrin. The performative force of cultural products: Subject positions and desires emerging from engagement with the manga boys’ love and yaoi. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 8(3), 284-305.

Loh, Waiyee. Supernatural monsters and neo-Victorian detectives: Capitalism, rationality and affect in Japanese girls’ comics. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 52(4), 464-480.
[Count Cain]

Lundy, Katherine. History and philosophy of manga translation in North America. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(1), 477-492.

Madill, Anna. Men on the market: Feminist analysis of age-stratified male-male romance in Boys’ Love mangaStudies in Comics, 7(2), 265-287.

Masiola, Rosanna. Interjectional issues in translation: A cross-cultural thematized approach. Babel, 62(2), 300-327.

Mason, Michele M. Dishing out Silver Spoon: Agricultural tourism in the Tokachi-Obihiro area of Hokkaido. International Journal of Contents Tourism, 1(2), 31-43.

Mathieu, Alix. Manga & Japanese influence overseas – an unrequited love story? The French case. Japan Spotlight, 35(5), 46-47.

McGurk, Caitlin. Maureen Donovan and the manga collection at the Ohio State University Library: An interview with Maureen Donovan. Journal of East Asian Libraries, 162.

Moeller, Robin A. A question of legitimacy: Graphic novel reading as “real” reading. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(6), 709-717.

Nelson, Linsday. ‘But I am a kid’: Optimizing adolescence in Oshii Mamoru’s The Sky Crawlers. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, 2(1), 125-145.

Ogi, Fusami. How a shojo (a Japanese girl) transcends national borders through an incestuous body: Shojo manga from the 1970s to the 2000s. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 463-478.

Paik, Peter Y. A tale humans cannot tell: On Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11(1), 108-122.

Pett, Emma. ‘Blood, guts and Bambi eyes’: Urotsukidoji and the transcultural reception and regulation of anime. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 13(3), 390-408.

Prasha, Nimith K., Avunjian, Natalie, & Cohn, Neil. Pow, punch, pika and chu: The structure of sound effects in genres of American comics and Japanese manga. Multimodal Communication, 5(2), 93-109.

Rabone, Emily. Drugs, earthquakes, and high-school girls: An interview with Reiko Momichi. Studies in Comics, 7(2), 325-332.

Reysen, Stephen, et al. An examination of anime fan stereotypes. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 90-117.

Reysen, Stephen, et al. Pale and geeky: Prevailing stereotypes of anime fans. The Phoenix Papers, 2(1), 78-103.

Roberts, Sharon E., Plante, Courtney N., Reysen, Stephen, & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Not all fantasies are created equal: Fantasy sports fans’ perceptions of furry, brony, and anime fans. The Phoenix Papers, 2(1), 40-60.

Roquet, Paul. From animation to augmentation: Denno Coil and the composited self. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11(3), 228-245.

Sabre, Clothilde. French anime and manga fans in Japan: Pop culture tourism, media pilgrimage, imaginary. International Journal of Contents Tourism, PIXIV(1), 1-19.

Schaub, Joseph Christopher. Revenge, roads, and ronin: Finding the Weird West in contemporary Japanese animation. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(1), 368-378.

Schendl, Emily. Japanese anime and manga copyright reform. Washington University Global Studies Law Review, 15(4), 631-652.

Schodt, Frederik L. My drifting manga life. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(2), 1-19.

Schroy, Catherine, Plante, Courtney N., Reysen, Stephen, Roberts, Sharon C., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Different motivations as predictors of psychological connection to fan interest and fan groups in anime, furry, and fantasy sports fandoms. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 148-167.

Shaw, Jennifer, Plante, Courtney N., Reysen, Stephen, Roberts, Sharon C., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Predictors of fan entitlement in three fandoms. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 203-219.

Smeaton, Kathleen, Maybee, Clarence, Bruce, Christine S., & Hughes, Hilary E. Crossing literacy and informed learning boundaries with manga. Access: Journal of the Australian School Library Association, 30(1), 12-26.

Spanjers, Rik. Wartime weddings: Realism and war representation in Shigeru Mizuki’s Onwards Towards Our Noble Deaths. Image [&] Narrative, 17(4).

Suan, Stevie. Local anime on the global stage: Performance and identity crisis in Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid. Journal of Kyoto Seika University, 48, 3-20.
[Abstract in English, article in Japanese]

Teodorescu, Alice. Blurring the screen: The fragmented self, the database, and the narratives of Satoshi Kon. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 15(1), 63-74.
[Perfect Blue, Paprika]

Thomas, Stefanie. “You cannot see yourself unless there are others”: Sekaikei as exhortation of social participationThe Phoenix Papers2(2), 26-62.

Tsai, Yi-Shan. The characteristics of manga fan communities – preliminary observations of 16 teenage manga readers in the UK. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 7(4), 417-430.

Tsang, Gabriel F. Y. Beyond 2015: Nihilism and existential rhetoric in Neon Genesis EvangelionJournal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies8, 35-43.

Turner, Simon. Making friends the Japanese way: Exploring yaoi manga’ fans online practices Mutual Images, 1, 47-70.

Ueno, Toshiya. War and anime in the age of machine-oriented ontology: The case of Oshii Mamoru. The Bulletin of the Faculty of Representational Studies, 16, 21-31.

Vernon, Alice. Digital sleep and the performance of lucidity in Paprika. Performance Research: A Journal of the Performance Arts, 21(1), 115-119.

Watabe, Kohki, & Abe, Yasuhito. Pixiv as a contested online space in-between gift and commercial economies in an age of participatory culture. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 16(3).

Whitley, David. Human animals – transformations devoutly to be wished? Society & Animals, 24(2), 208-212.
[Ponyo] [Wolf Children]

Wolterbeek, Mark. Grim Reapers and Shinigami: Personifications of death in comics and manga. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(1), 297-330.

Wu, Cheng-Ing. Hayao Miyazaki’s mythic poetics: Experiencing the narrative persuasions in Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11(2), 189-203.

Yamamura, Eiji, & Shin, Inyong. Effect of consuming imported cultural goods on trading partners’ tolerance towards immigrants: The case of Japanese anime in Korea. Review of World Economics, 152(4), 681-703.

Yamato, Eriko. ‘Growing as a person’: Experiences at anime, comics and fan events in Malaysia. Journal of Youth Studies, 19(6), 743-759.

Yoshihara, Yukari. Toward “reciprocal legitimation” between Shakespeare’s works and manga. Multicultural Shakespeare: Tradition, Appropriation and Performance, 14(1), 107-122.

Zhiyu, Zhang, Feng, Su, & Chang, Fengxia. Character consumption and character identities in Japan. International Journal of Comic Art, 18(1), 506-524.


Tanaka, Tatsuo. The effects of Internet book piracy: The case of Japanese comics. Keio-IES Discussion Paper 2016-027.