Mangatopia : Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World

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Mangatopia : Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 254 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781591589082
  • DDC分類 741.5952

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Fascinating insights on what Japanese manga and anime mean to artists, audiences, and fans in the United States and elsewhere, covering topics that range from fantasy to sex to politics.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.Contributions from knowledgeable commentators about manga and anime from the United States, Canada, and EuropePhotographs and illustrations Reference lists within the individual chapters and the introduction Two glossaries define terms specific to Japanese manga genres

Table of Contents

        Illustrations                              xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction to a Semiotic Revolution: It May xv
Not Be Kansas Anymore, but It Is the Kansai
Timothy Perper
Martha Cornog
PART I ART IN CONTEXTS
Chapter 1 Chikae Ide, the Queen of Japanese 3 (18)
Ladies' Comics: Her Life and Manga
Kinko Ito
Introduction 3 (3)
Her Early Days 6 (1)
Ide's Debut in Girls' Comics 7 (3)
Ide's Family Life 10 (1)
Ladies' Comics 11 (6)
Conclusion 17 (4)
Chapter 2 Films on Paper: Cinematic 21 (16)
Narrative in Gekiga
Deborah Shamoon
Looking Away: The Pillow Shot in Cinema 22 (2)
Looking Around: The Aspect-to-Aspect 24 (1)
Transition
Cinematic Narrative in Manga 25 (1)
A Brief History of Gekiga 26 (2)
The Aspect-to-Aspect Transition in Gekiga 28 (5)
Films on Paper 33 (4)
Chapter 3 Dr. Tezuka's Ontology Laboratory 37 (16)
and the Discovery of Japan
William L. Benzon
Stories as Equipment for Living 38 (1)
Geopolitics: What Is Japan? 39 (1)
The Ontology Lab 40 (1)
Primordial Scenes 41 (2)
Parade of the Creatures 43 (1)
Varieties of the Human 44 (2)
Radiation and Artifice in the Building of 46 (1)
Worlds
At the Core: Grief and Loss 47 (2)
Things to Come: Astro Boy and Beyond 49 (4)
Chapter 4 Heirs and Graces---Moribito: 53 (18)
Guardian of the Spirit in the Realm of
Japanese Fantasy
Paul Jackson
Fantastic Frontiers 55 (3)
Beyond the Horizon 58 (3)
Folkloric Fantasy 61 (10)
PART II FANSHIPS AND ART
Chapter 5 Cosplay, Drag, and the 71 (18)
Performance of Abjection
Frenchy Lunning
Cos-: Shjo Style Emerges 72 (6)
‾Play: Performativity 78 (7)
"I"-Dentity 85 (4)
Chapter 6 Love through a Different Lens: 89 (30)
Japanese Homoerotic Manga through the Eyes
of American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Other Sexualities Readers
Robin E. Brenner
Snow Wildsmith
U.S. and Japanese Comics with GLBTQ 91 (9)
Representation
Surveying GLBTQ Readers in the United 100 (15)
States
Conclusion 115 (4)
Chapter 7 Girls Doing Boys Doing Boys: 119 (16)
Boys' Love, Masculinity, and Sexual
Identities
Mark McHarry
Presence 121 (1)
Beginnings 122 (1)
Opposition 123 (2)
Valuing Indistinctness 125 (1)
Ungendering Masculinity 126 (2)
An Epistemological Break 128 (7)
Chapter 8 Reading Right to Left: The 135 (16)
Surprisingly Broad Appeal of Manga and
Anime; or, "Wait a Minute"
Patrick Drazen
Japanese Culture: For Japanese Only? 135 (1)
"When You Assume..." 136 (1)
American Fans and Their Preferences 137 (3)
Voices of Diverse American Fandom 140 (3)
Themes in Question 143 (8)
Part III POLITICS
Chapter 9 Manga from Right to Left 151 (22)
Matthew Penney
Recent Events, Shifting Positions 151 (1)
The Future of Japan's Past 152 (2)
History from the Right and Manga 154 (4)
Conventions
History from the Left 158 (4)
Fiction from the Mainstream 162 (8)
Conclusion 170 (3)
Chapter 10 All Life Is Genocide: The 173 (18)
Philosophical Pessimism of Osamu Tezuka
Ada Palmer
Karma out of Time 175 (1)
War of Nature 176 (2)
Dangerous Exception 178 (1)
Aggression and Nostalgia 179 (2)
Rebellion and Acceptance 181 (2)
Ambassador of Peace 183 (1)
Impossible Peace 184 (2)
Accepting Authentic Pessimism 186 (5)
Chapter 11 Believe in Comics: Forms of 191 (18)
Expression in Barefoot Gen
Thomas LaMarre
History and Manga Expression 192 (1)
Biopolitics and Trauma 193 (5)
The Plastic Line 198 (4)
Cartoon and Mechanical Projection 202 (7)
Chapter 12 Cultural Politits of J-Culture 209 (21)
and "Soft Power": Tentative Remarks from a
European Perspective
Marco Pellitteri
Transnational Bonds Based on Manga and 210 (2)
Anime: Viewpoints
Transnationalism and Nationalism 212 (1)
Proximities and Commonalities 213 (2)
Odorless Cultures, Fragrant Cultures, and 215 (3)
Perfumed Cultures
The Odor of Anime 218 (4)
The Perception of Anime and Manga in 222 (4)
Europe as Conditioned by the
Understanding of Japan
European Perception of J-Culture: Recent 226 (1)
Developments
Japanese Nationalist Tendencies in Future 226 (4)
Manga and Anime in Europe?
Conclusions 230 (7)
Afterword: It Isn't the Kansai Anymore, Either 237 (2)
Timothy Perper
Martha Cornog
Index 239 (12)
About the Editors and Contributors 251