Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9789622090972
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207721 | DOI:

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This book offers new insight and perspective of the medium-genre. In contemporary terms, anime is Japanese animation with distinctive recognizable representations and often with close-knit links to the graphic literary world of manga. From a broader perspective, anime means more and the Western-sounding term speaks of a different Eastern language and culture from which it originates. The “flip-flop” use of the name-terms in the book—“Japanese animation,” “anime,” and “manga-anime”—is driven and guided not only by a specific culture of what this book is about, but also by the different periods in history from which it charts the visual medium's growth and the socio-cultural context of its development.

Keywords: medium-genre; anime; manga; Japanese animation; manga-anime

Chapter.  1660 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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