Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke by Susan Napier

With the popularity of Pokemon still far from waning, Japanese animation, known as anime to its fans, has a firm hold on American pop culture. However, anime is much more than children's cartoons. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Often dismissed as fanciful entertainment, anime is actually quite adept at portraying important social and cultural issues like alienation, gender inequality, and teenage angst. This book investigates the ways that anime presents these issues in an in-depth and sophisticated manner, uncovering the identity conflicts, fears over rapid technological advancement, and other key themes present in much of Japanese animation.

Buy Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke by Susan Napier from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780312238629
ISBN-10: 0312238622
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 311
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke by Susan Napier

Book Reviews - Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke by Susan Napier

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke book by Susan Napier and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Susan Napier

Susan J. Napier is Professor of Japanese Studies at Tufts University, USA. She is the author of four books, including The Fantastic in Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity and Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle .

Books By Susan Napier

Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature by Susan Napier
Paperback, December 1995
$78.29