Since this list covers several years, the entries are arranged in reverse chronological order (from 1995 to 1991, none were published in 1990 or 1992), and then organized by type (books, book chapters, journal articles). As with all editions of the Annual Bibliography of Anime and Manga Studies, recommendations or suggestions for additional entries to add are always welcome.


Book Chapters

Ito, Kinko. Sexism in Japanese weekly comic magazines for men. In John A. Lent (Ed.), Asian popular culture (pp. 127-137). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Kinsella, Sharon. Cuties in Japan. In Brian Moeran and Lise Scov (Eds.), Women, media and consumption in Japan (pp. 220-254). Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Journal Articles

Brophy, Philip. Japanese animation in the West. Filmnews, 117.

Clements, Jonathan. The mechanics of the US anime and manga industry. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 64, 32-44.

Feldman, Ofer. Political reality and editorial cartoons in Japan: How the national dailies illustrate the Japanese prime ministerJournalism & Mass Communication Quarterly72(3), 571-580.

Lent, John A. Anime fandom and fanzines. Asian Cinema, 7(1), 49.

Newitz, Annalee. Magical girls and atomic bomb sperm: Japanese animation in America. Film Quarterly, 49(1), 2-15.

Vernal, David. War and peace in Japanese science fiction animation: An examination of Mobile Suit Gundam and The Mobile Police Patlabor. Animation Journal, 4(1), 56-84.



Schodt, Frederik L. America and the four Japans: Friend, foe, model, mirror. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge.

Essay Collections

Brophy, Philip (Ed.). Kaboom!: Explosive animation from America and Japan. Sydney, Australia: Museum of Contemporary Art.

– Brophy, Philip. Ocular excess: A semiotic morphology of cartoon eyes (pp. 42-58).
– Yuasa, Manabu. Japanese TV animation in the early years – animation & animated humans (pp. 59-67).
– Dean, Rosemary. Blue haired girls with eyes so deep, you could fall into them – The success of the heroine in Japanese animation (pp. 67-75).
– Schilling, Mark. A look inside Doraemon’s pouch (pp. 75-85).

Journal Articles

Ito, Kinko. Images of women in weekly male comic magazines in Japan. The Journal of Popular Culture, 27(4), 81-95.

Iwamura, Rosemary. Letter from Japan: From girls who dress up like boys to trussed-up porn stars – Some of the contemporary heroines on the Japanese screen. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 7(2), 109-130.

Newitz, Annalle. Anime otaku: Japanese animation fans outside Japan. Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, 13, 1-17.

Page, Mark. the history of Japanese post war manga and anime. Cabbages and Kings, 22, 107-133.


Book Chapters

Matsui, Midori. Little girls were little boys: Displaced femininity in the representation of homosexuality in Japanese girls’ comics. In Sneja Marina Gunew & Anna Yeatman (Eds.), Feminism and the politics of difference (pp. 177-196). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Stefansson, Haldor. Foreign myths and sagas in Japan: The academics and the cartoonists. In Gisli Palsson (Ed.), Beyond boundaries: Understanding, translation and anthropological discourse (pp. 75-99). Providence, RI: Berg Publishers.

Journal Articles

Napier, Susan J. Panic sites: The Japanese imagination of disaster from Godzilla to Akira. The Journal of Japanese Studies, 19(2), 357-351.

Okamoto, Rei. The Japanese comic strip Fuku-chan (Little Fuku), 1936-1944. Philippines Communication Journal, 2(8), 71-79.

Pitcher, Tim. The manga culture: Fantasy and reality in Japanese comic art. Criminal Justice Matters, 11(3), 17.

Schilling, Mark. Doraemon: Making dreams come true. Japan Quarterly, 40(4), 405-417.

1992 – n/a


Adams, Kenneth Alan, & Hill, Lester Jr. Protest and rebellion: Fantasy themes in Japanese comics. The Journal of Popular Culture, 25(1), 99-217.

Grassmuck, Volker. Otaku: Japanese kids colonize the realm of information and media. Mediamatic Magazine, 5(4), 197-220.

1990 – n/a