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Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Tze-Yue G. Hu

Abstract

Japanese anime has long fascinated the world, and its mythical heroes and dazzling colors increasingly influence popular culture genres in the West. This book analyzes the “language-medium” of this expressive platform and its many socio-cultural dimensions from a distinctly Asian frame of reference, tracing its layers of concentric radiation from Japan throughout Asia. The book's research, rooted in archival investigations, interviews with animators and producers in Japan as well as other Asian animation studios, and interdisciplinary research in linguistics and performance theory, shows how d ... More

Keywords: Japanese anime, popular cultural genres, language-medium, socio-cultural, Asian, animators, producers, dialectical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622090972
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tze-Yue G. Hu, author