Cornog, Martha and Timothy Perper, eds. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2011.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1591589088
BibTeX citation key: Cornog2011
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Keywords: Animation, Collection of essays, Japan, Manga
Creators: Cornog, Perper
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (Santa Barbara)
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
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
Part II: Fanships and Art
Part III: Politics
Timothy Perper and Martha Cornog: Afterword: It Isn’t the Kansai Anymore, Either (237)