The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan.
Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD.
This critical study of Miyazaki's work begins with an analysis of the... [click here for more]
"I want to build a new future but the only tool I have is my rifle. All I can do is lay the foundation with a mortar of blood."
Elven Empress Bhelith Blackspear navigates the turblent political waters of the star ocean. As sharks circle, can she trust those she has raised into power? Can she trust those that bare their teeth or those that linger in deeper waters?
Half-elf mercenary turned Royal... [click here for more]
This is the first overview of cartoon art in this important cultural nexus of Asia. The eight essays provide historical and contemporary examinations of cartoons and comics in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and sociocultural and political analyses of cartooning in Singapore, Myanmar, and Malaysia.
The collection benefits from hundreds of interviews with Southeast Asia's... [click here for more]