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Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation by Susan Napier

Napier, Susan. Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2001. One of the first long-format works that critically engaged with anime in a critical way, focusing on its narrative aspects (rather than … Continue reading

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Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime

Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime. Edited by Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr, Takayuki Tatsumi.Minneapolis:University ofMinnesota Press, 2007. Pp. xxii+269. $20. Although no single work can ever completely and thoroughly inform a reader of … Continue reading

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A short write up on Suna no Ona / Woman in the Dunes by Abe Kobo

Plot: A schoolteacher insect collector heads to the dunes of Japan for a three day trip to try to find a new variety of sand beetle. He ends up in a small village that is being overridden by sand, and … Continue reading

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The Cage of Zeus by Sayuri Ueda

About The Cage of Zeus by Sayuri Ueda It was all about the possibility of bi-gendered people in the future. First off, I really want to get a hold of the Japanese for this book, because the translation must have … Continue reading

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Abe Kobo’s Box Man and other whittering

That being said, I read Abe Kobo’s The Box Man today, and just as I remembered, it was awesome. While reading I wondered if Abe was doing a commentary on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Though looking up when Invisible Man … Continue reading

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