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  • Mechademia 5by Frenchy Lunning

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Passionate fans of anime and manga, known in Japan as otaku and active around the world, play a significant role in the creation and interpretation of this pervasive popular culture. Routinely appropriating and remixing favorite characters, narratives, imagery, and settings, otaku take control of the anime characters they consume. Fanthropologies -the... more...

  • Inspiration for Animators bundleby Nancy Beiman; Roland Hess

    Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    Never be stuck with 'animator's block' again! Together the two books in this bundle will give you inspiration for every step of the process - from preproduction and character design to animation and rendering. Prepare to Board! Explains the methods and techniques of animation preproduction, with a focus on story development and character design... more...

  • Frames of Animeby Tze-Yue G. Hu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00

    Japanese anime has long fascinated the world, and its mythical heroes and dazzling colors increasingly influence popular culture genres in the West. Tze-yue G. Hu analyzes the "language-medium" of this remarkable expressive platform and its many socio-cultural dimensions from a distinctly Asian frame of reference, tracing its layers of concentric... more...

  • Walt before Mickeyby Timothy S Susanin; Diane Disney Miller

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    aaaa ten years before the creation of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney struggled with, failed at, and eventually mastered the art and business of animation. Most biographies of his career begin in 1928, when Steamboat Willie was released. That first Disney Studio cartoon with synchronized sound made its main character--Mickey Mouse-an icon for generations.But... more...

  • Anime and Its Roots in Early Japanese Monster Artby Zília Papp

    BRILL 2010; US$ 93.00

    Japanese anime plays a major role in modern popular visual culture and aesthetics, yet this is the first study which sets out to put today?s anime in historical context by tracking the visual links between Edo- and Meiji- period painters and the post-war period animation and manga series ?Gegegeno Kitaro? by Mizuki Shigeru. more...

  • Studio Ghibliby Colin Odell; Michelle Le Blanc

    Oldcastle Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are amongst the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash. Yet this highly profitable studio has remained fiercely independent, producing a stream... more...

  • The More I See Of Men, the More I Love My Catby Daisy Hay

    Summersdale 2004; US$ 5.99

    Cats are better than men—fact. When was the last time you had to tell a cat not to embarrass you in public? Would a cat go out for a night on the tiles and come back smelling of anything worse than a fish supper? more...

  • Anime Classics Zettai!by Brian Camp; Julie Davis

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    For anime connoisseurs, beginners, and the curious, the best of the best! more...

  • Out of the Inkwellby Richard Fleischer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 21.95

    Max Fleischer (1883--1972) was for years considered Walt Disney's only real rival in the world of cartoon animation. The man behind the creation of such legendary characters as Betty Boop and the animation of Popeye the Sailor and Superman, Fleischer asserted himself as a major player in the development of Hollywood entertainment. Out of the Inkwell:... more...

  • Animating Spaceby J.P. Telotte

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision of what to include and leave out raises important questions about artistry, authorship, and cultural influence. In Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E, renowned scholar J. P.... more...