Anime: A History by Jonathan ClementsAnime: A History by Jonathan Clements

Anime: A History

byJonathan Clements

Paperback | November 28, 2013

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Anime: A Historyis a comprehensive new guide to the story of Japanese animation, tracing its development from the work of a handful of hobbyists in the 1910s to the Oscar-winningSpirited Awayand beyond. Jonathan Clements explores the production and reception history of the genre, taking into consideration cultural and technological developments of the past century. He addresses issues of historiography within Japanese academic discourse and covers previously neglected topics such as wartime instructional animation and work-for-hire for American clients. Drawing on the testimonies of industry professionals and Japanese-language documents, memoirs and books,Anime: A Historyilluminates the anime business from the inside - investigating its innovators, its unsung heroes and its controversies.
Jonathan Clements is an anime historian. He is co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, former editor of Manga Max magazine, and has been a translator, voice director or voice actor on over 70 anime productions.
Title:Anime: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:November 28, 2013Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844573907

ISBN - 13:9781844573905


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Introduction: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Anime?.- 1. Kid Deko's New Picture Book: Early Cartoons in Japan 1912-21.- 2. The Film Factories: Animation Technique and Technology 1921-37.- 3. The Shadow Staff: Japanese Animation at War 1931-48.- 4. The Seeds of Anime: Japanese Animation Industries 1946-62.- 5. Dreams of Export: Toei Doga and MOM Production 1953-67.- 6. Warrior Business: Tezuka's Anime Revolution in Context 1961-67.- 7. The Brown Screen: Trended Change in Japanese Animation 1966-83.- 8. The Third Medium: The Transformation of Ownership and Access 1977-96.- 9. The Pokemon Shock: Anime Goes Global 1984-97, 1997-2006.- 10. The Digital Engine: New Technologies in Animation 1983-2012.- Epilogue: The End of Anime's First Century.- Bibliography.- Index.