The Anime Encyclopedia - A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
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This long-awaited, fully detailed and updated guide to Japanese animation since 1917 is required reading for every fan, collector and moviegoer!
Covering more than 80 years of anime history and over 3,000 titles, the authors show how the anime universe has influenced creative cultures far beyond its native Japanese shores. The anime scene has exploded into pop culture throughout the West, coming out of the peripheral world of comic-conventions and “otaku” obsession to become a mainstream phenomenon.
All you ever wanted to know, The Anime Encyclopedia is thedefinitive, up-to-the- minute guide for Anime and Manga fans and the absolute authority on anime!
Text 2007 Muramasa Industries Ltd. and Helen McCarthy. Original illustrations 2007 Steve Kyte. Cover image: Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom) Tezuka Productions Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.; used by permission. Pages 386, 539: Artwork from the series Macross and Robotech courtesy of Harmony Gold USA, Inc., 1985 Harmony Gold USA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Book design by Linda Ronan. All Rights Reserved.