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Updated – January 1, 2024


Clements, Jonathan. Anime: A History, 2nd Edition. London: Bloomsbury.

Denison, Rayna. Studio Ghibli: An Industrial History. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Détrez, Christine, & Vanhée, Olivier. Mangaddicts: French Teenagers and Manga Reading. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Kennell, Amanda. Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Odell, Colin & Le Blanc, Michelle. Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Revised and Updated (Fourth Edition). Harpenden, UK: Kamera Books.

Okabe, Mimi. Manga, Murder and Mystery: The Boy Detectives of Japan’s Lost Generation. New York: Bloomsbury.

Pinon, Matthieu, & Lefebvre, Laurent. A History of Modern Manga (1952-2022). San Rafael, CA: Insight Editions.

Rudes, Jillian. Manga in Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions.

Stewart, Ronald & Suzuki, Shige. Manga: A Critical Guide. New York: Bloomsbury.

Essay Collections

Freedman, Alisa (ed.). Introducing Japanese Popular Culture, 2nd Edition. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hayashi, Kaz, & Anderson, William H.U. (eds.). Anime, Philosophy, and Religion. Wilmington, DE: Vernon.

Book Chapters

Aditia, P., et al. Legends come alive: Preserving the visual idiom based on Osamu Tezuka’s Paidon.
In B. Aulia, et al. (eds.). Embracing the future: Creative industries for environment and Advanced Society 5.0 in a post-pandemic era (pp. 225-229). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press.

Ahmed, Mohammad Jawed. Analysing usages of conversational Japanese discourse marker ‘tte’: From the perspective of Hindi translation.
In Mohammad Mainuddin & Eijiro Doyama (eds). International exchange in the Age of Society 5.0 (pp. 41-49). Osaka, Japan: International Affairs Office, School of Letters/Graduate School of Humanities, Osaka University.

Baudinette, Thomas. Investigating the activist potentials of “gay manga” in Japan and the Philippines.
In Amy Barrow & Sara Fuller (eds.). Activism and authoritarian governance in Asia (pp. 198-210). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Baudinette, Thomas. Japanese queer popular culture and the production of sexual knowledge in the Philippines.
Shawna Tang & Hendri Yulius Wijaya (eds). Queer Southeast Asia (pp. 47-62). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Belopavlovich, Kendall. The North American indigenous body in motion in the Land of the Rising Sun: Lessons from The Last of The Mohicans
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 45-59). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Berlangieri, Maria Grazia, & Maselli, Vincenzo. Images and narratives of cyborg architectures in Japanese anime and urban utopias.
In Daniele Villa & Franca Zuccoli (eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Image and Imagination (pp. 486–495). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Berndt, Jaqueline. Manga: An affective form of comics.
In Maahen Ahmed (ed.). The Cambridge companion to comics (pp. 82-101). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Chan, Ko On. From fantasy to trauma: Sound and sex in School Days.
In Lisa Scoggin & Dana Plank (eds.). The intersection of animation, video games, and music: making movement (pp. 120-132). New York: Routledge.

Clifford, Lara. Frames of fantasy: Fantasy architecture in Hayao Miyazaki’s works with Studio Ghibli.
In Gul Kacmaz Erk & Rebecca Jane McConnell, Slicing spaces: Performance of architecture in cinema (pp. 389-414). Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks.

Dabbs, Thomas, Matsuyama, Kyoko, & Enda, Reno. Playing with Shakespeare in Japan.
In Brandon Chua & Elizabeth Ho (eds.). The Routledge companion to global literary adaptation in the twenty-first century (pp. 125-141). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Darley, Sarah Jessica. The magical girl mirror: Reflections and transcultural transformations of Euro-American fairy tales in the mahō shōjo genre
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 175-184). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Douglass, Jason Cody, & Denison, Rayna. Looking forward, turning back: Ni no Kuni as a renegotiation of the animēshon concept.
In Lisa Scoggin & Dana Plank (eds.). The intersection of animation, video games, and music: making movement (pp. 188-202). New York: Routledge.

Edrei, Shawn. “This time I’ll get it right”: Purgatorial time loops as contemporary bildungsroman in transmedia fiction.
In Simon Bacon (ed). Female identity in contemporary fictional purgatorial worlds (pp. 191-204). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
[Puella Magi Madoka Magica]

Ellecosta, Nicol, & Basso, Demis. Knowledge and appreciation of manga comics in an Italian sample.
In Daniele Villa & Franca Zuccoli (eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Image and Imagination (pp. 486–495). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Engle, Justy. The prototypical cross-cultural female hero: Western inspiration, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 319-335). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Fuyama, Taruto. The meaning of animating in the digital era: Animation education practice in Japan.
In Aaron D. Knochel & Osamu Sahara (eds.). Global media arts education: Mapping global perspectives of media arts in education (pp. 323-338). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ghosh, Sambhabi. The grace in failings: Reading failure as success in SKY Castle and Assasination Classroom.
In Shih-Wen Sue Chen & Sin Wen Lau (eds.). Representations of children and success in Asia: Dream chasers (pp. 19-35). Abington, UK. Routledge.

Glasspool, Lucy. Engagements with gender, sexuality, and authenticity in cosplay.
In Sirpa Salenius (ed). Gender in Japanese popular culture (pp. 209-240). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

González, Alba Torrents, & Santanaca, Andreu Ballús. Anime’s thoughts on artificial minds and gendered bodies: From transhumanism to transindividuality.
In Jordi Vallverdú (Ed.). Gender in AI and robotics: The gender challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 139-157). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 

Hasimoto, Akiko. Telling stories of war trauma: Japan’s popular manga.
In Tina Burrett & Jeff Kingston (eds). Routledge handbook of trauma in East Asia (pp. 88-97). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hatchuel, Sarah, & Ludot-Vlasak, Ronan. Romeo and Juliet in the Japanese anime Candy Candy: The balcony scene between tradition and subversion.
In Victoria Bladen, Sarah Hatchuel, & Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (eds). Shakespeare on screen: Romeo and Juliet (pp. 185-198). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Herlands, Jason. Oishinbo and Japanese food cultures.
In Alex Bates (ed.). Teaching postwar Japanese literature (pp. 291-303). New York: Modern Languages Association

Holt, John Patrick. Type five and beyond: Tools to teach manga in the college classroom.
In Jason D. DeHart (ed.). Exploring comics and graphic novels in the classroom (pp. 46-63). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Izumi, Katsuya. Saviours of the world: Impersonality and success in Shinkai Makoto’s animated films.
In Shih-Wen Sue Chen & Sin Wen Lau (eds.). Representations of children and success in Asia: Dream chasers (pp. 202-211). Abington, UK. Routledge.

McNeill, David. Back to the future: Contested wartime trauma in Japanese popular culture.
In Tina Burrett & Jeff Kingston (eds). Routledge handbook of trauma in East Asia (pp. 98-109). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Jocoy, Stacey. Rurouni Kenshin: Anime-driven nostalgia in gaming soundscapes.
In Lisa Scoggin & Dana Plank (eds.). The intersection of animation, video games, and music: making movement (pp. 175-187). New York: Routledge.

Kilpatrick, Helen. (Mis-)communication scripts and cognition in Japanese Deaf fictional film A Silent Voice (Koe no Kitachi)
In John Stephens & Vivian Venika-Agbaw (eds). Children, deafness, and deaf cultures in popular media (p. 368-375). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Kim, Te-Gyung. Ghost in the Shell, the (im)possibility of the posthuman: Comparing Japanese anime (1995) to Hollywood film (2017).
In Ramayda Akmal, et al. (eds.). Proceedings of the Critical Island Studies 2023 Conference (CISC 2023) (pp. 259-262). Dordrecht: The Netherlands: Atlantic Press.

King, Emerald L. Creating the body beautiful cosplay: Crossdressing, cosplay, and hyper femininity/hyper masculinity.
In Sirpa Salenius (ed). Gender in Japanese popular culture (pp. 209-240). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Komatsubara, Orika. Pop culture as environmental education in Japan: The case of Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze-no-tani-no-Naushika.
In David R. Goyes (ed.). Green crime in the Global South: Essays on Southern green criminology (pp. 243-260). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lai, Aerin Elizabeth. Bodily myth and the rottenness of fudanshi in Singapore.
In Kaori Fushiki & Ryoko Sakurada (eds.). Anthropology through the experience of the physical body (pp. 79-99). Singapore: Springer Nature.

Leyman, Alice. Use of digital spaces for cosplay by autistic youth for social interaction, in lieu of material spaces within urban contexts.
In Rachel Berman, Patrizia Albanese, & Xiaobei Chen (eds.). Sociological research and urban children and youth (pp. 41-49). Leeds, UK: Emerald Publishing.

MacWilliams, Mark W. Manga pilgrimages: Visualizing the sacred / sacralizing the visual in Japanese junrei.
In Kees de Groot (ed.). Comics, culture and religion: Faith reimagined (pp. 147-168). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Monden, Masafumi. Hair dressing: Fetish, school uniforms and shōjo in Cocoon, Entwined.
In Roberto Filippello & Ilya Parkins (eds.). Fashion and feeling: The affective politics of dress (pp. 285-304). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nakamura Konoyu. One Piece: Diversity and borderlessness.
Marybeth Carter & Stephen Pharah (eds). The spectre of the Other in Jungian psychoanalysis: Political, psychological, and sociological perspectives (pp. 65-89). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Nelson, Tiffany. Cosplay and genderplay: Gender diversity as emerging from Japanese and American cosplay scenes.
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 323-334). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Noh, Susan. Crunchyroll: Contested authenticity in the creation of niche brand communities.
In Derek Johnson (ed.). From networks to Netflix: A guide to changing channels, 2nd ed. (pp. 291-300). New York, NY: Routledge.

Nozawa, Emiko. Boys’ Love, transmedia storytelling, and LGBT awareness in contemporary Japan.
In Sirpa Salenius (ed). Gender in Japanese popular culture (pp. 175-207). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Perez, Alexandria B. Making meaning of maturity ratings in manga: A multimodal analysis.
In Jason D. DeHart (ed.). Exploring comics and graphic novels in the classroom (pp. 389-414). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Purac, Selma A. Myth, manga, technology and gender: Chobits and the post-war Pygmalion
In Marco Bohr (ed.). Capture Japan: Visual culture and the global imagination from 1952 to the present (pp. 319-335). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Reichert, James. Teaching Boys Love comics.
In Alex Bates (ed.). Teaching postwar Japanese literature (pp. 87-98). New York: Modern Language Association.

Rosenbaum, Roman. Contemporary perspectives on the nuclear world, seventy-five years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Manga as nuclear art.
In Roman Rosenbaum & Yasuko Claremont (eds.). Art and activism in the Nuclear Age: Exploring the legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (pp. 69-111). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Roy, Surirtho. Reading the animal beyond anthropocentric paradigms of power:  A post-human study of Beastars as “un-Disneyfied” Zootopia.
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 38-68). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Santiago, Jose Andres. Journey to adulthood: Visual representation of a morphing identity in Inio Asano’s Goodnight Punpun.
In María Porras Sánchez & Gerardo Vilches (eds.). Precarious youth in contemporary graphic narratives: Young lives in crisis (pp. 45-59). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 

Santos, Kristine Michelle L. Independent and safe panels for youths: Queer comics in a time of Southeast Asian populism.
In Shawna Tang & Hendri Yulius Wijaya (eds). Queer Southeast Asia (pp. 161-179). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Sato, Machiko, & Erman, Akilli. Branding in the pandemic? The “Cool Japan” strategy.
In Erman Akilli & Burak Gunes (eds.). World politics in the age of uncertainty (pp. 213-226). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sheehan, Kendra N. Japanese media reflections of characters with disabilities: Considering impacts and influences.
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 185-208). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Sheehan, Kendra N. Overview of pop culture and the cyclical relationship between Japan and the US.
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 243-260). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Sheehan, Kendra N. The Japanese spirit and aesthetic in Western animation: The influence of anime on Adventure Time
In Paul A. Thomas (ed.). Analyzing Adventure Time: Critical essays on Cartoon Network’s World of Ooo (pp. 225-242). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Smith, Andrew. Horror transformed: Tanabe Gou’s manga adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft.
In John Darowski & Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (eds.). Critical approaches to horror comic books: Red ink in the gutter (pp. 156-166). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Steinman, Nico Maximilian. “You can really recognize the real cosplayers because they really put in the effort”: (Self-created) costumes as a material indication of belonging.
In Paul Eisewicht, Ronald Hitzler, & Lisa Schafer (eds.). The social meaning of the senses: The reconstruction of sensory aspects of knowledge (pp. 207-222). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS.

Taylor, Tosha R. Gendered violence and the abject body in in Junji Ito’s Tomie.
In John Darowski & Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (eds.). Critical approaches to horror comic books: Red ink in the gutter (pp. 78-88). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tomabechi, Nao. Batman or Battoman?: Transnational and self-Orientalist depictions  of Japan and America in Batman manga
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 11-37). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Ueno, Toshiya. Akira vs Tetsuo: Postmedia chaos as reserve of potentials in Guattarian ecosophy.
In Joff P.N. Bradley, Alex Taek-Gwang Lee, & Manoj N.Y. (eds.). Deleuze, Guattari, and the schizoanalysis of postmedia (pp. 218-234). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Valiullina Yevgeniya Viktorovna, Shiller Vadim Viktorovich, & Borovikova Zlata Vladimirovna. Youth subcultures from the perspective of tolerance.
In Svetlana G. Maximova, et al. (eds). Advances in natural, human-made, and coupled human-natural systems research (pp. 87-98). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Van Engen, Dagmar. Trans/Pacific entanglements: Japanese tentacle porn in American Internet culture.
In Lisa Yaszek, et al., (eds.), The Routledge companion to gender and science fiction (pp. 283-291). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Wald, Anna. Whitewashing and the meme-ability of Scarlett Johansson: Online controversy surrounding the Ghost in the Shell remake.
In Tonny Krijnen, Paul G. Nixon, Michelle D. Ravenscroft  & Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (eds.). Identities and intimacies on social media: Transnational perspectives (pp. 17-31). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Webb, Liam. Trans-Pacific influences in the development of early Twentieth  and Twenty-First century manga
In Kendra N. Sheehan (ed.). Cross-cultural influences between Japanese and American pop cultures: Powers of pop (pp. 336-362). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Wilson, Candice, & Wilson-Bates, Tobias. Gendering through time in Japanese anime: The time-traveling girl.
In Lisa Yaszek, et al., (eds.), The Routledge companion to gender and science fiction (pp. 292-298). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
[Puella Magi Madoka Magica]

Woodard, Sean. “But illusions don’t kill”: An examination of giallo tropes and gender in Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue.
In Matthew Edwards & Frances Gabriel Pagnoni Berns (eds.). Bloodstained narratives: The giallo film in Italy and abroad (pp. 164-181). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Yasuta, Takako. Manga: A motivating multimodal medium for learning English.
In Jason D. DeHart (ed.). Exploring comics and graphic novels in the classroom (pp. 389-414). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Yoshioka, Hiroshi. A cultural approach to sex-related disgust: Rethinking shuga and other “perversions” in the 21st century.
In Max Ryynänen, Heidi S. Kosonen, and Susanne C. Ylönen (eds.). 
Cultural approaches to disgust and the visceral (pp. 218-225). New York: Routledge.

Journal of Anime and Manga Studies

Mechademia: Second Arc

Journal Articles

Adachi, Reito. What happens to silences in audiovisual translation: A quantitative study of American and Japanese dubbed filmsTransletters: International Journal of Translation and Interpreting2(7), 1-17.

Al-Abbas, Linda S., & Haider, Ahmad S. Incorporating Islamic values through Arabic re-dubbing of the animated television series “Detective Conan”. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 23(4), 41-56. 

Ameri, Mina, Honka, Elisabeth, & Xie, Ying. From strangers to friends: Tie formations and online activities in an emerging social network. Journal of Marketing Research60(2), 329-354.

Arnavas, Francesca, & Bellini, Mattia. Miyazaki’s hybrid worlds and their riddle-stories: Western tropes and Kishōtenketsu. Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interruptions, 12(1),
[Studio Ghibli; My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, The Secret World of Arietty]

Atannasova, Ioana. Women in manga: Artists, portrayal, themes, style, and cultural heritage. The Journal of Comics and Culture, 8, 53-92.

Atilla, Fred., Klomberg, Bien, Cardoso, Bruno, & Cohn, Neil. Background check: Cross-cultural differences in the spatial context of comic scenesMultimodal Communication12(3), 179-189.

Bates, Alex. Outsiders in disasters: Racism, rumours, and fiction in post-3.11 JapanJapanese Studies43(2), 133-151.
[Japan Sinks 2020]

Bauer, Thomas, Leconte, Maxense, & Visioli, Jérôme. The Summit of the Gods (2021): Finding new heights for sport animation and transmedia storytellingSport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics26(7), 1250-1264.

Berndt, Jaqueline. Manga as ‘popular culture’?: Implications of English and Japanese terminology. Orientaliska Studier, 174, 7-26.

Biri, Ylva. Affective stance as positioning in an English-speaking online fan communityJournal of Pragmatics215, 70-83.

Breeze, Duncan. From sequel to series: The effects of ‘medium-jumping’ on narrative in Umizaru (2004–2012). Japan Forum, 35(1), 76-97.

Brienza, Casey. The masturbation article affair: Japanese manga, scholarly publishing, and the twenty-first century politics of censorshipPublishing Research Quarterly, 39(2), 132-146.

Bucaria, Chiara. The audience strikes back: Agency and accountability in audiovisual translation and distributionTarget: International Journal of Translation Studies35(3), 331-353.

Bussoletti, Ariana. “Tumblr is dominated by America:” a study of linguistic and cultural differences in Tumblr transnational fandom. The Communication Review, 26(1), 24-41.

Cederblom, Michael L. Attack on antitrust: Preventing a grim future for anime streaming. Hastings Business Law Journal19(1), 59-70.

Cervantes, Jorge. Manga and anime as a fun way to teach biomedical foundations in medicineMicrobiological Health Education5(1), 129-131.

Chandi, Jasdeep Kaur, & Trehan, Kulveen. “Still watching cartoons?” Infantilization of young anime fans in India: A critical discourse analysisIAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies8(1), 

Chew, Matthew Mik-tak. Non-digital fan networking: How Japanese animation and comics disseminated in China despite authoritarian deterrenceInternational Journal of Cultural Studies, 26(1), 34-51.

Chow, Yean Fun. A social semiotic analysis of ateji translation in mangaSocial Semiotics, 33(4), 787-807.

Chow, Yean Fun. Reimagining manga: A social semiotic multimodal analysis of Malay translations of Japanese cultural references. inTRAlinea. Online Translation Journal, Reimagining Comics Special Issue.

Christopher, Stephen, & Laumonier, Gabrielle. The eroticization of Tibetan monks in shōnen-ai and yaoi manga. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture9(1), 83-102.

Chu, Leo. Industries of purity: Horses, idols, and affective economy in Uma Musume Pretty DerbyConfigurations, 31(2), 133-158.

Chu, Leo. Never-ending fights: Reading magical girls in the AnthropoceneScience Fiction Film & Television16(1-2), 75-94.
[Puella Magi Madoka Magica; Yuki Yuna Is a Hero; Wonder Egg Priority]

Chu, Leo. Divine biopower: Sovereign violence and affective life in the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero seriesUtopian Studies34(1). 64-79.

Clark, Dan. Japanese Jesus: The humanity of Jesus in Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men. International Journal of Comic Art25(1), 168-196.

Cohn, Neil, Hacımusaoğlu, Irmak, & Kloberg, Ben. The framing of subjectivity: Point-of-view in a cross-cultural analysis of comicsJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 14(3), 336-350.

Crombie, Zoe. The Ghibli ‘aesthetic’: Sustainable images online – A commentary on ‘To the cultural turn and back again’ by Anastasia Loukianov. Consumption and Society, 2(1), 58-60.

De Domenico, Michela, Raffa, Paola, & Testai, Fabio. Com(ic)onic architecture in the comics. IMG Journal, 4(8), 56-85

De Guzman, Kevin Michael. The ritualistic death in (and of) the male friendship: Dismembering embodiments of inter-male homosocial relationships in Beastars. Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society20(2), 1-29.

Della Chiara, Mariapaola. Lost in communication: The relationship between hikikomori and virtual reality in Japanese anime. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi e Saperi dell’Estetico16(1), 85-93.
[Sword Art Online; Summer Wars; Belle; Mamoru Hosoda]

Denison, Rayna. Gekijōban (theatrical version) anime as feature films in anime franchising. Japan Forum, 35(1), 98-119.

Descamps, Yann. The rise of Cool Japan: The representation of Japanese and American athletes in Kuroko no Basuke: Extra GameThe International Journal of the History of Sport40(2-3), 158-176.

Dines, Gail, & Sanchez, Mandy. Hentai and the pornification of childhood: How the porn industry just made the case for regulation. Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence, 8(1), article 3.

Dryburgh, Marjorie. “My Manchuria”: Memoir, manga, and the legacies of Japanese wartime childhoodsThe Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth16(2), 287-305.

Finan, Dorothy. Idols you can make: The player as auteur in Japan’s media mix. New Media & Society, 25(5), 881-897.
[Love Live!]

Forni, Dalila. Solarpunk visions in youth fiction. The pedagogical utopia of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Education Sciences & Society, 14(2), 160-168.

Frey, Malte. Cyber-transcendence and immanence as a religio-spiritual phenomenon in cyberpunk animeJournal for Religion, Film and Media9(2), 41-66.

Fritsch, Katie. A Freudian interpretation of familial dreams in the Demon Slayer anime. St. John’s University Humanities Review20(1), 95-105.

Gajdos Noémi. The linguistic representation of women in Hayao Miyazaki’s moviesHuman Innovation Review14(2), 85-102.

Galbraith, Patrick W. The ethics of imaginary violence, Part 3: Early animated pornography in Japan. Porn Studies, 10(3), 268-282.
[Cream Lemon]

Giannakopoulou, Vasso. Shakespeare refracted in manga: An homage to André LefevereinTRAlinea. Online Translation JournalReimagining Comics Special Issue.

Gupta, Gunjan, & Chattaraj, Dishari. “Taste of your hometown”: Evoking nostalgia through the diner space in Midnight Diner. SARE: Southeast Asia Review of English, 60(2), 92-107

Hack, Brett. Ambivalent cops and institutional eyes: the neoliberal police state in Japanese animation. Jump Cut, 62.
[Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex; Psycho Pass]

Hack, Brett. Working worlds in neoliberal Japan: Precarity, imagination, and the “other-world” trope. Positions: Asia Critique, 31(1), 171-202.

Hashimoto, Atsuko, Telfer, David J., & Telfer, Kyoko. Eurocentric cultural theme parks in Japan: domestic tourists’ perspectives on place brandingJournal of Tourism & Cultural Change, 21(3), 344-363.

Holmberg, Ryan. Anti-manga: Sasaki Maki, Ishiko Junzō, and avant-garde comics in Japan. October, 183, 75-106.

Holmes, Steven. Toward a general theory of digital identities: Overlooking Serial Experiments LainScience Fiction Film and Television16(1-2), 51-74.

Hsu, Iju. Winespeak in wine’s pics: How metaphor and metonymy construct a visual winespeak narrative in the manga Drops of GodCognitive Linguistic Studies10(1), 33-56.

Ivanescu, Carolina. Making visible the invisible: Representing religious content in manga. Mediascapes Journal, 22(2), 78-93.
[Saint Young Men; Natsume’s Book of Friends; Kakuriyo: bed & Breakfast for Spirits; Kamisama Kiss; Mushishi; Blue Exorcist; Dororo; Shaman King; XXXholic; Yu Yu Hakusho]

Jocoy, Stacey, & Hoffer, Heike. Composer Kajiura Yuki and neo-medieval anime soundtracks. Mutual Images, 11, 3-25.

Kim, Ann Y. Understanding postmodern identity among US young adults through an investigation of globalized interestCulture & Psychology29(2), 300-319.

Kimura, Tets. Shinkai at its peak: A review of Suzume no Tojimari. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 23(2).

Klaehn, Jeffery. Talking manga: Bringing Japanese pop culture to the North American mainstream. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 14(1), 119-133.

Kosciesza, Aiden James, & Darling-Wolf, Fabienne. What’s So great about GTO?: Evolving discourses of Japanese masculinity in Great Teacher OnizukaTelevision & New Media, 24(8), 929-944.

Lan, Ziwen, Maeda, Keisuke, Ogawa, Takehiro, & Haseyama, Miki. Multi-label classification in anime illustrations based on hierarchical attribute relationshipsSensors, 23(10), article 4798.

Laning, Robin. Style, substance, and adaptation: Examining Revolutionary Girl Utena and Adolescence of UtenaLiterature/Film Quarterly51(4).

Li, Jiao, & Huo, Shifu. Literature and modern Japanese urbanism: Features of the traditional worldview in a modern spaceJournal of Psychosocial Research52(6), 2339-2355. 
[Tokyo Ghoul; Hanzawa Naoki]

Li, Qiao, Tan, Edwin L. Phil, & Yang, Jianhua. Joseph Campbell’s Oriental mythology in Ghost in the Shell (1995) and Occidental mythology in Ghost in the Shell (2017). Humanities & Social Science Communications, 10, article 914.

Li, Yiin. Why does Gen Z watch virtual streaming VTube anime videos with avatars on Twitch? Online Media and Global Communication2(3), 379-403.

Magera, Yulia. Gustave Dore’s images in Japanese comics of Mizuki Shigeru and Nagai GoValues and Meanings, 85, 112-143.
[Article in Russian, abstract in English]

Martínez Sirés, Paula. Translating without the full picture: “Simulpub” digital translations of manga in Spain. inTRAlinea. Online Translation Journal, Reimagining Comics Special Issue.

Merlini, Mattia. The eclectic case of Japanese video game music. Journal of Sound and Music in Games, 4(1), 30-52.

Mertens, Jacob. Abridged anime and the distance in fan-dubbing: Interpreting culture through parody and fan appropriation. International Journal of Cultural Studies26(2), 182-199.

Mihailova, Mihaela. A journey through the ˜Hosoda sphere”: digital worlds in Mamoru Hosoda’s animationJournal of Japanese & Korean Cinema15(2), 85-102.

Mihailova, Mihaela. “An extraordinary piece of engineering”: The artificial woman as digital effect. The Velvet Light Trap91, 27-38.
[Ghost in the Shell; Alita: Battle Angel]

Miyamoto, Junji, Shimizu, Akira, Hayashi, Junya, & Cheah, Isaac. Revisiting “Cool Japan” in country-of-origin research: A commentary and future research directions. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 35(9), 2251-2265.

Montgomery, Fielding, & Itoh, Megu. Understanding transnational decontextualization-recontextualization through Shingeki no Kyojin: The perils and possibilities surrounding Japanese manga and animeCritical Studies in Media Communication, 40(2-3), 163-176.
[Attack on Titan]

Mountfort, Paul. “Becoming-animal”: Cosplay as sorcery through Deleuze and Guattari’s Tenth PlateauJournal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, 8(1), 22-51.

Muir, Emily Wati. To face the world alone or together: Jus ad bellum and the lives of child soldiers in Neon Genesis EvangelionLaw, Technology and Humans, 5(1), 40-57.

Nagaike, Kazumi. Queer seduction in Japanese essay manga: An analysis of manga physicality and gay, lesbian and fujoshi eroticism. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 14(5), 718-734.

Ohsawa, Yuki. Charismatic actors and devout audiences: Kabuki meets anime in Super Kabuki II. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 23(3), article 10.

Ohta, Ryuichi, Naito, Yumi, & Sano, Chiaki. Mutually supportive and inclusive societies driven by community social workers in Japan: A thematic analysis of Japanese comicsGeriatrics, 8(6), article 113.

Oktan, Ahmet, Oktan, Kevser Akyol, & Çon, Gülsüm Büşra. Modular bodies of animated characters and posthumanist connotations. Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies, 5(3), 192-220..

Oktan, Ahmet, Oktan, Kevser Akyol, & Çon, Gülsüm Büşra. Modular bodies of animated characters and posthumanist connotations. Translation into Russian. Corpus Mundi, 4(2),15-43.[Article in Russian, abstract in English]

Paksiutov, Georgii Davidovich. The impact of streaming on the film industry and soft power strategies in China, South Korea and JapanPolis. Political Studies2023-2, 41-53.
[Article in Russian, abstract in English]

Papastavros, Vanessa. Miyazaki’s monstrous mother: A study of Yubaba in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. Feminist Media Studies, 23(3), 1157-1172.

Pellitteri, Marco. The bias on characters’ visual traits in Japanese animation and the misconceived “transnationality” of anime. Mutual Images, 11, 109-138.

Perry, Melissa Shamini, Raihanah, M. M., & Lazim, Zalina Mohd. Intercultural dialogue in manga: Building friendships, sharing spaces and valuesEast Asian Journal of Popular Culture9(1), 65-82

Poppe, Stevie, Havenstein, Linda, & Schäfer, Fabian.  The Far Right and the dissemination of COVID-19-related disinformation and conspiracy narratives in Japan: The metapolitics of Kobayashi Yoshinori. ASIAScape: Digital Asia, 10(1-2), 153-180.

Ramírez-Gutiérrez, Diolinda. Re-imagining museums through the ninth art: Five comic books as case studies. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics14(3), 453-471.
[Guardians of the Louvre; Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure]

Sakuma, Miki. The future of fansubs: Facing the advent of legal anime on streaming platformsSKASE Journal of Translation and Interpretation16(1), 49-65.

Santos, Thátilla Sousa & Satler, Lara Lima. (Re)learn to walk: The melodramatic narrative strategy in Garden of Words. Intercom: Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação46.

Sarkar, Anik. Modern anxieties and traditional influence in horror animeHumanities12(5), article 118.

Sarkar, Snigdha, & Banerjee, Saikat, Omega chronicles: Mapping the landscape of violence in Japanese mangaLiterature & Aesthetics33(1), 127-137.

Sato, Yuri, Mineshima, Koji, & Ueda, Kazuhiro. Can negation be depicted? Comparing human and machine understanding of visual representations. Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 47(3), e13258.

Schaub, Joseph Christopher. Sabaibukei: Critiquing capitalism in the death game genre. International Journal of Comic Art25(1), 262-279.

Sedlackova, Jana. The Kumamoto dialect in selected mangasThe Gakushuin Journal of International Studies9, 17-23.

She, Yasheng. A cure for woundless pain: Consumption of innocence in Japanese idol cultureJournal of Asian Pacific Communication33(1), 87-102.
[Perfect Blue]

Smith,  Christopher. “Otoko no ko deshou?” Evangelion and queer masculinityElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies23(1), article 3.

Soriano Rehuel, Nikolai B. The spiritual quest in Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki series: A synthesis of Eastern religious figures, aesthetics, and martial arts in a Japanese animeJournal for Religion, Film and Media9(2), 67-86.

Spiker, Christina M. Food as contact zone: Navigating the Ainu-Wajin encounter in Golden Kamuy (2014-)Verge: Studies in Global Asias9(2), 245-271.

Spremberg, Felix. “Go for it, future Self-Defense Officer!” Shaping Japanese children’s attitudes toward the Self-Defense Forces by government PR mangaElectronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies23(1), article 4.

Stanislaus, Warren A. From Cool Japan to Cold Japan: Grime cyborgs in Black BritainJapan Forum35(3), 271-294.

Sugishita, Kashin, & Masuda, Naoki. Social network analysis of manga: similarities to real-world social networks and trends over decadesApplied Network Science8, article 79.

Tagsold, Christian. Akira and the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and 2020/21: Reading the games through manga and anime – reading manga and anime through the gamesContemporary Japan35(1), 117-135.

Taylor, Tosha R. Gothic doubling and fractured identity in shōjo manga: Yuki Kaori’s Angel Sanctuary. Gothic Studies, 25(3), 300-317.

Terryn, Freya. The duality of manga in the work of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. International Journal of Comic Art25(1), 461-488.

Thelen, Timo, & Kim, Sangkyun. Understanding fan tourists at a non-commodified fan pilgrimage site: An application of fan capital theory. Current Issues in Tourism, 26(1), 12-17.
[Attack on Titan]

Tomotsune, Tsutomo. Hanga and manga: The aesthetic revolution in the postwar Japanese popular culture. INContext: Studies in Translation and Interculturalism, 3(1), 99-123.

Tong, Donna T. Oriental ornaments: Yellowface and painful object(ification)s in Sanders’s Ghost in the ShellScience Fiction Studies50(1), 66-79.

Tosca, Susana. A Spanish anime childhood: Early perception of anime in Spain by mainstream audiencesParticipations: International Journal of Audience Research19(2), 22-44.

Treglia, Laura. Star, Scorpion, and the Snowblood: Kaji Meiko’s multiplicities and the Japanese culture industry. Japan Forum, 35(1), 32-53.

Tvorun-Dunn, Maxim, & Pascaru, Nathalie. Environmentalism polluted: Consumerism and complicity in Studio Ghibli’s media mixJournal of Cultural Economy16(6), 886-907.

Uy, Jhonrey C., et al. Anime-inspired English learning: A unique approach. Excellencia: International Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Education, 1(4), 197-209

Van Buuren, Anne. The un-prosecuted perpetrator: The complex case of Emperor HirohitoJunctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities7(1), 22-33.

Wada, Yuichi. Consistency and stability of gaze behavior when reading manga. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37(3), 542-557.

Winge, Therèsa. Making the fantastic real: Exploring transmedial aspects of cosplay costumesJournal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture8(1), 6-21.

Wipfli, Heather Lynn, Kim, Minji, Vassey, Julia, & Stanton, Cassandra. Vaping and anime: A growing area of concernTobacco Control, 32(6), 803-805.

Wu, Sijia. Small is beautiful: Japanese aesthetic consciousness in the animated adaptation of The Borrowers. Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 37(3), 32-44.
[Studio Ghibli]

Ye, Lei. Onomatopoeia, sound effects and humour in Japanese anime and US animation films and television. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 18(3), 273-291.

Zhang, Xueni, & Zheng, Binghan. Material, competence and meaning in the fansub community: A practice-based netnographic studyTranslation, Cognition & Behavior6(1), 87-107.


Macias, Patrick & Satin, Stephen (eds). The Essential Anime Guide: 50 Iconic Films, Standout Series, and Cult Masterpieces. Philadelphia: Running Press.

Natsume, Fusanosuke. A wide range of possible expression from Tezuka’s manga to gekika, from Azuma Hideo to DoraemonINKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society7(2), 174-195.
[Translated by Jon Holt and Teppei Fukuda.
Originally published as Chapters 3 and 4 in Manga wa naze omoshiroi no ka: sono hyōgen to bunpō (Why Is Manga So Interesting?: Its Expression and Grammar). Tokyo: NHK Press, 1997.]

Natsume, Fusanosuke. Pig Gourd: The meaning of Tezuka’s playing around with formJournal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 14(5), 648-662.
[Translated with commentary by Jon Holt and Teppei Fukuda.
Originally published as Chapter 5 in Tezuka Osamu wa doko ni iru (Where Is Tezuka Osamu?). Tokyo: Chikuma Shobō (1992).]

Pida-Reese, Jedediah. Individualism and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Great Barrington, MA: American Institute for Economics Research.