The Rough Guide to Anime

The Rough Guide to Anime

Book - 2009
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The Rough Guide to Anime provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse and amazing world of animation from Japan. Combining a critical approach with all the essential background information - from history and short biographies of the key people in the industry to the different genres, themes and cultural references of anime - this is the ultimate guide to Japanese animation. The book introduces the creative talents behind the major anime movies, TV series and OVA (original video animation) - from the Oscar-winning Spirited Away to classic works like Howl's Moving Castle , Princess Mononoke , and the iconic shows Astro Boy , Kimba the White Lion , Speed Racer and Robotech. Written by anime expert Simon Richmond, features include the Top 50 must-sees, with details on the most influential directors and creative artists. There's an exploration of the art form's history, plus information on the anime conventions and manga-related attractions in Japan. Newcomers will love the glossary of all the anime slang and jargon, while devoted fans will relish the fresh exploration of themes, genres and obsessions in the colourful anime universe.

The Rough Guide to Anime explores the best of the prolific genre of anime in today's popular culture.

Publisher: London ; New York : Rough Guides, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781858282053
Call Number: 791.43 RICHMOND
Characteristics: viii, 292 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Animation (Cinematography) -- Japan.
Animated films -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Alternative Title: Anime


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Dec 03, 2010

This was a great examination of anime. I thoroughly enjoyed the suggestions it made. It was nice to read a short, nice history of anime. If anyone is confused about "anime words" used in the anime world, I would suggest you check out the glossary in the back. If you are looking for a good manga, WRONG BOOK. They only hardly mention manga. Since it IS a different media, they do not go into detail.


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