Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood by Northrop DavisManga and Anime Go to Hollywood by Northrop Davis

Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood

byNorthrop Davis

Paperback | December 17, 2015

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The media industries in the United States and Japan are similar in much the same way different animal species are: while a horse and a kangaroo share maybe 95% of their DNA, they're nonetheless very different animals-and so it is with manga and anime in Japanese and Hollywood animation, movies, and television. Though they share some key common elements, they developed mostly separately while still influencing each other significantly along the way. That confluence is now accelerating into new forms of hybridization that will drive much of future storytelling entertainment. Packed with original interviews with top creators in these fields and illuminating case studies, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood helps to parse out these these shared and diverging genetic codes, revealing the cross-influences and independent traits of Japanese and American animation. In addition, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood shows how to use this knowledge creatively to shape the future of global narrative storytelling, including through the educational system. Northrop Davis paints a fascinating picture of the interrelated history of Japanese manga/anime and Hollywood since the Meiji period through to World War II and up to the present day - and even to into the future.
Northrop Davis is Associate Professor of Media Arts, teaching Manga/Anime Studies and Screenwriting, at the University of South Carolina, USA. As a professional screenwriter, Davis has sold projects to Warner Brothers, Fox, and Sony/Columbia studios that he wrote as screenplays, and he is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West....
Title:Manga and Anime Go to HollywoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 10 × 7 × 1 inPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781623561444

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Worldwide Success of Manga and Anime and an Overview of their Impact on Hollywood Chapter Two: Characteristics of Manga and Anime that Make Them Attractive to Hollywood for Adaptations Chapter Three: Wind from the East: Beginnings Chapter Four: Modern Manga is Developed Chapter Five: The Manga and Anime Industries Today Chapter Six: Anime is Born and Invades America Chapter Seven: Adaptations of Manga and Anime for American Television and Live-Action Movies Chapter Eight: Hollywood Adaptation Case Study #1: In Defense of Speed Racer Chapter Nine: Hollywood Adaptation Case Study #2: Astro Boy Chapter Ten: The Screenplay and Television Script Chapter Eleven: The Future of This Hybridity Afterword: Manga in Education and Practical Benefits of Creating Manga: Two Manga Production Teaching Examples Glossary of Terms

Editorial Reviews

For some time now, there has been a bi-directional pop-culture mind-meld going on between Japan and America. In this lavishly illustrated book, Northrop Davis uses his industry insights and shines new light on the remarkable relationship between manga/anime and Hollywood. Kudos for a book both educational and entertaining!