Mechademia 10

Mechademia 10 revolves around Japan's 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor crises and considers a propensity for 'world renewal.'" from publisher's website.

Mechademia 10

Mechademia 10

Mechademia 10 revolves around a maelstrom of events: the devastation of 3/11--the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor crises--and the ongoing environmental disasters that have recently overtaken Japan. Because anime and manga have long proposed (and illustrated) alternative worlds--some created after catastrophes--it is fitting that this volume should consider this propensity for "world renewal." Individual essays range widely, from a poetic and personal reflection on the ritual of tôrô nagashi (the lighting of floating paper lanterns that has traditionally commemorated souls lost in great public cataclysms, such as war) to a study of the various counterfactual histories written about the historical figure of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a former peasant farmer who became a military dictator of feudal Japan. The book also includes an original manga, Nanohana, from the popular artist Hagio Moto, who is quoted as saying: "I want to think together with everyone else about Fukushima and Chernobyl, about the future of the Earth, about the future of humankind, and to keep thinking moving forward."

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Mechademia 10
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Frenchy Lunning
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-15 - Publisher:

Mechademia 10 revolves around a maelstrom of events: the devastation of 3/11--the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor crises--and the ongoing environmental disasters that have recently overtaken Japan. Because anime and manga have long proposed (and illustrated) alternative worlds--some created after catastrophes--it is fitting that this volume should consider this propensity
Mechademia 10
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Frenchy Lunning
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-20 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Mechademia 10 revolves around a maelstrom of events: the devastation of 3/11—the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor crises—and the ongoing environmental disasters that have recently overtaken Japan. Because anime and manga have long proposed (and illustrated) alternative worlds—some created after catastrophes—it is fitting that this volume should consider this propensity
Mechademia 5
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Frenchy Lunning
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-30 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

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
Mechademia 6
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Frenchy Lunning
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-03 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Manga and anime inspire a wide range of creative activities for fans: blogging and contributing to databases, making elaborate cosplay costumes, producing dôjinshi (amateur) manga and scanlations, and engaging in fansubbing and DIY animation. Indeed, fans can no longer be considered passive consumers of popular culture easily duped by corporations
Mechademia 7
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Frenchy Lunning
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-30 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Lines of Sight—the seventh volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga—explores the various ways in which anime, manga, digital media, fan culture, and Japanese art—from scroll paintings to superflat—challenge, undermine, or disregard the concept of Cartesian (or one-point) perspective, the dominant mode of

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