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Anime and the Visual Novel

Anime and the Visual Novel


Narrative Structure, Design and Play at the Crossroads of Animation and Computer Games This book describes the thematic and structural traits of a recent and popular development within the realm of anime: series adapted from visual novels. Visual novels are interactive fiction games in which players creatively control decisions and plot turning points. Endings alter according to the player's choices,...   [click here for more]
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Arthurian Animation

Arthurian Animation


A Study of Cartoon Camelots on Film and Television This is an exploration of the potent blend of Arthurian legend, cartoon animation, and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present. In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons, televised series and specials, and feature-length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third--all covered in this book--animators...   [click here for more]
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Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah

Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah


Essays on the Epic Graphic Satire of Dave Sim and Gerhard In December 1977, struggling Canadian comic book artist Dave Sim self-published the first issue of Cerebus the Aardvark, a Conan the Barbarian satire featuring a foul-tempered, sword-wielding creature trapped in a human world. Over the next 26 years, Sim, and later collaborator Gerhard, produced an epic 6,000-page graphic...   [click here for more]
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CLAMP in Context

CLAMP in Context


A Critical Study of the Manga and Anime Since its debut manga RG Veda, CLAMP has steadily asserted itself as one of the most widely renowned teams of manga artists, leaving a durable imprint in every established genre while also devising novel formulas along the way. Endowed not only with stylistic distinctiveness but also comprehensive cultural structure, CLAMP's output is distinguished...   [click here for more]
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Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games

Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games


A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum. The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television...   [click here for more]
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Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman


Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism. Sixteen diverse essays from Gaiman scholars examine highlights from Gaiman’s graphic novels, short stories, novels, poems and screenplays, and confront the difficult issues he raises, including femininity,...   [click here for more]
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Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications

Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications


An Annotated Guide to Comics, Prose Novels, Children's Books, Articles, Criticism and Reference Works, 1965-2005 This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists,...   [click here for more]
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Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century


Essays on the Novels, Children's Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction...   [click here for more]
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Tales of Superhuman Powers

Tales of Superhuman Powers


55 Traditional Stories from Around the World This book is a collection of 55 folktales that feature supernatural abilities. These tales represent powers--from invisibility to shape-shifting--that people have dreamed of, conjured up and strived for through the ages. Many of the powers are present in popular culture, making the superheroes who wield them the direct descendants of characters such...   [click here for more]
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The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki

The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki


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]
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The Fairy Tale and Anime

The Fairy Tale and Anime


Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in...   [click here for more]
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