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Cornog, Martha und Timothy Perper (Hrsg.): Mangatopia. Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2011. (254 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1591589088
BibTeX citation key: Cornog2011
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Keywords: Animation, Aufsatzsammlung, Japan, Manga
Creators: Cornog, Perper
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (Santa Barbara)
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Abstract
Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well-versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the Internet, giving the interested general reader in-depth information well beyond the basic, “Japanese Comics 101” level, and providing those who teach and write about manga and anime valuable knowledge to further expand their expertise.
The topics addressed range widely across various artists and art styles, media methodology and theory, reception of manga and anime in different cultural markets, and fan behavior. Specific subjects covered include sexually explicit manga drawn and read by women; the roots of manga in Japanese and world film; the complexity of fan activities, including “cosplay,” fan-drawn manga, and fans’ highly specific predilections; right-wing manga; and manga about Hiroshima and despair following World War II. The book closes with an examination of the international appeal of manga and anime.

Table of Contents

Illustrations (xi)
Acknowledgements (xiii)

Timothy Perper and Martha Cornog: Introduction to a Semiotic Revolution: It May Not Be Kansas Anymore, but It Is the Kansai (xv)

Part I: Art in Contexts 
1. Kinko Ito: Chikae Ide, The Queen of Japanese Ladies’ Comics: Her Life and Work (3)
2. Deborah Shamoon: Films on Paper: Cinematic Narrative in Gekiga (21)
3. William L. Benzon: Dr. Tezuka’s Ontology Laboratory and the Discovery of Japan (37)
4. Paul Jackson: Heirs and Graces—Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit in the Realm of Japanese Fantasy (53)

Part II: Fanships and Art
5. Frenchy Lunning: Cosplay, Drag, and the Performance of Abjection (71)
6. Robin E. Brenner and Snow Wildsmith: Love through a Different Lens: Japanese Homoerotic Manga through the Eyes of American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Other Sexualities Readers (89)
7. Mark McHarry: Girls Doing Boys Doing Boys: Boys’ Love, Masculinity, and Sexual Identities (119)
8. Patrick Drazen: Reading Right to Left: The Surprisingly Broad Appeal of Manga and Anime; or, “Wait a Minute” (135)

Part III: Politics
9. Matthew Penney: Manga from Right to Left (151)
10. Ada Palmer: All Life is Genocide: The Philosophical Pessimism of Osamu Tezuka (173)
11. Thomas LaMarre: Believe in Comics: Forms of Expression in Barefoot Gen (191)
12. Marco Pellitteri: Cultural Politics of J-Culture and “Soft Power”: Tentative Remarks from a European Perspective (209)

Timothy Perper and Martha Cornog: Afterword: It Isn’t the Kansai Anymore, Either (237)

Index (239)
About the Editors and Contributors (251)


  
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