Condry, Ian. The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story. Experimental Futures. Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 2013.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0822353806
BibTeX citation key: Condry2013
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Keywords: Animation, Comic book industry, Fandom, Intermediality, Japan, Randformen des Comics
Publisher: Duke Univ. Press (Durham)
In The Soul of Anime, Ian Condry explores the emergence of anime, Japanese animated film and television, as a global cultural phenomenon. Drawing on ethnographic research, including interviews with artists at some of Tokyo’s leading animation studios—such as Madhouse, Gonzo, Aniplex, and Studio Ghibli—Condry discusses how anime’s fictional characters and worlds become platforms for collaborative creativity. He argues that the global success of Japanese animation has grown out of a collective social energy that operates across industries—including those that produce film, television, manga (comic books), and toys and other licensed merchandise—and connects fans to the creators of anime. For Condry, this collective social energy is the soul of anime.
Table of Contents
Note on Translations and Names (ix)
Introduction. Who Makes Anime? (1)
1. Collaborative Networks, Personal Futures (35)
Conclusion. Future Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Cultural Action (204)