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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312238636
ISBN-10: 0312238630
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 311
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 2-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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 .

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