This Bibliography is updated continuously/on a rolling basis. Suggestions for additional titles to include are always very much welcome!Last Update: November 28, 2022

Monographs

Essay Collections

Encyclopedia Articles/Entries

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature
– Ogushi, Hisayo. American literature in Japanese shojo comics.

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture
– Suzuki, Shige. Manga (pp. 107-118)
– Saito, Kumiko. Anime (pp. 151-161).
– de la Iglesia, Martin & Schmeink, Laras. Akira and Ghost in the Shell (case study) (pp. 162-168).
– Ruh, Brian. Japan as cyberpunk exoticism (pp. 401-407).

Book Chapters

  • Berndt, Jaqueline. Deviating from “art”: Japanese manga exhibitions, 1990-2015.
    In Kim A. Munson (ed.). Comic art in museums (pp. 178-191). Jackson, MS: The University Press of Mississippi.
  • Chan, Novia Shih-Shan & Ogawa, Sho. On the edge of 1990’s Japan: Kyoko Okazaki and the horror of adolescence.
    In Samantha Langsdale & Elisabeth Rae Coody (eds.). Monstrous women in comics (pp. 191-206). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Denison, Rayna. Transmedial relations. Manga at the movies: Adaptation and intertextuality.
    In Hideaki Fujiki & Alastair Phillips (eds.). The Japanese Cinema Book (pp. 203-213). London: Bloomsbury. 
  • Green, Laurence. Soundtracking a new ‘Japaneseness’ – Musical aesthetic and aspiration in Japan’s economic bubble.
    In Marcos P. Centeno-Martin & Norimasa Morita (eds.). Japan beyond its borders: Transnational approaches to film media (pp. 49-63). Chiba, Japan: Seibunsha
    *** OPEN ACCESS TO COMPLETE VOLUME ***
  • Greenberg, Raz. Heaven and Earth: Traditional sources of the dual identities of anime heroines.
    In Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota, & Gyongyi Horvath (eds.). Animating the spirited: Journeys and transformations (pp. 66-80). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Hitchcock, Peter. Cyborg affect and the power of the posthuman in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
    In Christopher Breu & Elizabeth A. Hatmaker (eds.). Noir affect (pp. 156-177). New York: Fordham University Press.
  • Lamarre, Thomas. Anime. Compositing and switching: An intermedial history of Japanese anime.
    In Hideaki Fujiki & Alastair Phillips (eds.). The Japanese Cinema Book (pp. 310-324). London: Bloomsbury. 
  • Lunning, Frenchy. Manga.
    In Charles Hatfield & Bart Beaty (eds.). Comics studies: A guidebook (pp. 66-81). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Park, Giryung. The “spiritual” role of the media? Heidi, Girl of the Alps in Japan and Korea.
    In Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota, & Gyongyi Horvath (eds.). Animating the spirited: Journeys and transformations (pp. 188-208). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Suan, Stevie T. Repeating anime’s creativity across Asia.
    In Jeroen De Kloet, Yui Fat Chow, & Gladys Pak Lei Chong (eds.). Trans-Asia as method: Theory and practice (pp. 141-160). London: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. Animating artifact spirits in the 2.5-dimensional world: Personification and performing characters in Token Ranbu
    In Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota, & Gyongyi Horvath (eds.). Animating the spirited: Journeys and transformations (pp. 55-66). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Teodorescu, Alice. When monsters collide: The transcultural vampire and its representation in Japanese animation
    In Marcos P. Centeno-Martin & Norimasa Morita (eds.). Japan beyond its borders: Transnational approaches to film media (pp. 49-63). Chiba, Japan: Seibunsha. 
    [Blood Lad; Seraph of the End; Sirius, the Jaeger]
    *** OPEN ACCESS TO COMPLETE VOLUME *** 
  • Vodopivec, Maja. How do the past, present, and future interact in post-3.11 Japan? Examining urban utopia in the SF manga Coppellion
    In Barnita Bagchi (ed.). Urban utopias: Memory, rights, and speculation (pp. 211-234). Kolkata, India: Jadavpur University Press.
    *** OPEN ACCESS TO COMPLETE VOLUME ***
  • Yamamura, Koji. Transforming the intangible into the real: Reflections on my selected animated works
    In Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota, & Gyongyi Horvath (eds.). Animating the spirited: Journeys and transformations (pp. 26-42). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
  • Yokota, Masao. Interpreting Buddhist influences in Kawamoto’s puppet animation: A psychologist’s reflections and readings of his animation
    In Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota, & Gyongyi Horvath (eds.). Animating the spirited: Journeys and transformations (pp. 137-152). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

Journal Special/Theme Issues

Journal of Anime and Manga Studies
Volume 1

Mechademia: Second Arc
– Volume 13, Number 1 (Fall 2020): Queer(ing) Japanese Popular Culture
– Volume 12, Number 2 (Spring 2020): Asian Materialities

Journal Articles

  • Baroody, Ahmed. Anime and gender roles in Kuwaiti Islamic culture: A conflict of cultural values? International Journal of Comic Art, 22(1), 366-400.
  • Natsume, Fusanosuke. The characteristics of Japanese manga. International Journal of Comic Art, 22(2), 164-179.
    [translated by Jon Holt and Teppei Fukuda. Excerpted from Why Is Manga So Interesting?: Its Grammar and Expression (Manga wa naze omoshiroi no ka: sono hyōgen to bunpō, 1997)]

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