As with all editions of the Annual Bibliography of Anime and Manga Studies, it is likely that this list is not complete. Recommendations or suggestions for additional entries to add are always welcome!
Black, Rebecca Ward. Adolescents and online fan fiction. New York: Peter Lang.
Cavallaro, Dani. The art of Studio Gainax: Experimentation, style and innovation at the leading edge of anime. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Iles, Timothy. The crisis of identity in contemporary Japanese film: Personal, cultural, national. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
Osmond, Andrew. BFI film classics: Spirited Away. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mechademia: An Annual Forum for Anime, Manga and Fan Arts is a unique ongoing “monographic series” of essay collections. Every year’s volume is based around a specific theme, and includes original peer-reviewed essays as well as non-scholarly content such as interviews, comics, and photography. Many (though not all) volumes also feature translations of materials originally published in Japanese, both stand-alone articles, and excepts from longer works.
MacWilliams, Mark (Ed.), Japanese visual culture: Explorations in the world of manga and anime. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Allison, Anne. The attractions of the J-Wave for American youth. In Yasushi Watanabe and David L. McConnell (Eds.), Soft power superpowers: Cultural and national assets of Japan and the United States (pp. 99-110). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Bainbridge, Jason, & Norris, Craig. Madman in the house: Understanding media merchandising, the implications for convergence, and new knowledge economics. In Susan Luckman, Jackie Cook, & Dino Murtic (Eds.), Proceedings from ‘Sustaining Culture’: Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia. Adelaide: University of South Australia.
Berndt, Jaqueline. Historical adventures of a post-historical medium: Japan’s wartime past as represented in manga. In Steffi Richter (Ed.), Contested views of a common past: Revisions of history in contemporary East Asia (pp. 287-320). Frankfurt: Campus Verlag.
Black, Rebecca Ward. Just don’t call them cartoons: The new literacy spaces of anime, manga and fanfiction. In Julie Coiro, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, & Donald J. Leu (Eds.), Handbook of research on new literacies (pp. 583-610). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Caffrey, Colm. Using pupillometric, fixation-based and subjective measures to measure the processing effort experienced when viewing subtitled TV anime with pop-up gloss. In Susanne Gopferich, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, & Inger M Mees (Eds.), Looking at eyes: Eye-tracking studies of reading and translation processing (pp. 125-144). Frederiksberg, Denmark: Samsfundliterattur
Chandler-Olcott, Kelly. Anime and manga: fandom: Young people’s multiliteracies made visible. In James Flood, Shirley Brice Heath, & Diane Lapp (Eds.), Handbook on teaching literacy through the communicative and visual arts, Volume II (pp. 247-259). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrece Erlbaum Associates.
Chandler-Olcott, Kelly. Seeing the world through a stranger’s eyes: Exploring the potential of anime in literacy classrooms. In Nancy Frey & Douglas Fisher (Eds.), Teaching visual literacy: Using comic books, graphic novels, anime, cartoons, and more to develop comprehension and thinking skills (pp. 61-90). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Denison, Rayna. The language of the blockbuster: Promotion, Princess Mononoke and the daihitto in Japanese film culture. Leon Hunt & Wing-Fai Leung (Eds.), East Asian cinemas: Exploring transnational connections on film (pp. 103-122). London: I. B. Tauris.
Diffrient, Scott. From Three Godfather to Tokyo Godfathers: Signifying social change in a transnational context. In Leon Hunt & Wing-Fai Leung (Eds.), East Asian cinemas: Exploring transnational connections on film (pp. 153-171). London: I. B. Tauris.
Donovan, Maureen H. Framing knowledge: Global youth culture as knowledge society. In Miltiadis D. Lytras, John M. Carroll, Ernesto Damiani, Robert D. Tennyson, David Avison, Gottfried Vossen, & Patricia Ordonez De Pablos (Eds.), The open knowledge society: A computer science and information systems manifesto (pp. 618-623). Berling: Springer.
Doran, Christine M. Reading right to left: How defamiliarization helps helps students read a familiar genre. In Colin C. Irvine (Ed.), Teaching the novel across the curriculum: A handbook for educators (pp. 118-129). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Hashimoto, Akiko. Blondie, Sazae, and their storied successors: Japanese families in newspaper comics. In In Akiko Hashimoto & John W. Traphagan (Eds.), Imagined families, lived families: Culture and kinship in contemporary Japan (pp. 15-32). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Ito, Mizuko. Migrating media: Anime media mixes and the childhood imagination. In Marta Gutman, & Ning de Coninck-Smith (Eds.), Designing modern childhoods: History, space, and the material culture of children (pp. 301-315). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Ito, Mizuko. Mobilizing the imagination in everyday play: The case of Japanese media mixes. In Kirsten Drotner & Sonia Livingstone (Eds.), The international handbook of children, media and culture (pp. 397-412). London: SAGE Publications.
Jungst, Heike. Translating manga. In Federico Zanettin (Ed.), Comics in translation (pp. 50-78). Manchester, UK: St. Jerome.
Kitamura, Yuika. Sexuality, gender, and The Tale of Genji in modern Japanese translations and manga. In Haruo Shirane (Ed.), Envisioining the The of Genji: Media, gender, and cultural production (pp. 239-258). New York: Columbia University Press
Nakano, Yoshiko. Shared memories: Japanese pop culture in China. In Yasushi Watanabe and David L. McConnell (Eds.), Soft power superpowers: Cultural and national assets of Japan and the United States (pp. 111-27). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Napier, Susan J. From spiritual fathers to Tokyo Godfathers: Depictions of the family in Japanese animation. In Akiko Hashimoto & John W. Traphagan (Eds.), Imagined families, lived families: Culture and kinship in contemporary Japan (pp. 33-50). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Ng, Benjamini Wai-Ming. Hong Kong young people and cultural pilgrimage to Japan: The role of Japanese popular culture in Asian tourism. In Janet Cochrane (Ed.), Asian tourism: Growth and change (pp. 183-192). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Nuckolls, Charles W. The uncanny and the feminine sublime in Japanese political fantasy. In Nancy Billias (Ed.), Territories of evil (pp. 99-116). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
O’Hagan, Minako. Fan translation networks: An accidental translator training environment. In John Kearns (Ed.), Translator and interpreter training: Issues, methods and debates (pp. 158-183). London: Continuum.
Otmazgin, Nissim. When culture meets the market: Japanese popular culture industries and the regionalization of East and Southeast Asia. In Takashi Shiraishi & Pasuk Phongpaichit (Eds.), The rise of middle classes in Southeast Asia (pp. 257-281). Balwyn, Australia: Trans Pacific Press.
Redmond, Dennis. Animation, anime, and the cultural logic of Asianization. In J.P. Telotte (Ed.), The essential science fiction television reader (pp. 127-142). Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky.
Rubin, Lawrence C. Big heroes on the small screen: Naruto and the struggle within. In Lawrence C. Rubin (Ed.), Popular culture in counseling, psychotherapy, and play-based interventions (pp. 227-242). New York: Springer Publishing.
Saeji, Junko. Beyond the geisha stereotype: Changing images of ‘new women’ in Japanese popular culture. In Rien T. Segers (Ed.), A new Japan for the Twenty-First Century: An inside overview of current fundamental changes and problems (pp. 187-197). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Stein, Wayne, & Browning, John Edgar. The Western Eastern: De-Coding hybridity and CyberZen Gothic in Vampire Hunter D (1985). In Andrew Hock Soon Ng (Ed.), Asian Gothic: Essays on literature, film and anime (pp. 210-223) Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Welker, James. Lilies of the margin: Beautiful boys and queer female identities in Japan. In Fran Martin, Peter A. Jackson, Mark McLelland, & Audrey Yue (Eds.), AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking genders and sexualities (pp. 46-66). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
White, Cameron, & Walker, Trenia. Moral panic: Schools and the battle for anime. In Cameron White & Trenia Walker, Tooning in: Essays on popular culture and education (pp. 59-66). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Wilber, Dana J. iLife: Understanding and connecting to the digital literacies of adolescents. In Kathleen A. Hinchman & Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in adolescent literacy instruction (pp. 57-77). New York: Guilford.
Yamanaka, Chie. Manga, manhwa, and historical consciousness: Transnational popular media and the narrative deconstruction of Japanese-Korean history. In Steffi Richter (Ed.), Contested views of a common past: Revisions of history in contemporary East Asia (pp. 321-338). Frankfurt: Campus Verlag.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Yasumoto, Seiko. From whence does popular culture emanate and how is it re-made? Junguru Taitei or Lion King? In A. M. Vicziany, & Robert Cribb (Eds.), Proceedings from “is This the Asian Century?” 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. Caulfield East, Australia: Monash University.
(Total published: 3 titles, 9 articles)
Womack, Kenneth (Ed.), Books and beyond: The Greenwood encyclopedia of new American reading. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
- Poitras, Gilles. Manga and anime (pp. 600-612)
Mitchell, Claudia, & Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline (Eds.), Girl culture: An encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
- Martinez, Katynka Z. Girls, digital culture and new media (pp. 94-100).
- Yampolsky, Maya. Manga and anime fan culture (pp. 418-423).
- Lesko, Nancy. Miyazaki’s anime girls (pp. 437-438).
- Cheu, Hoi. Sailor Moon (pp. 515-516).
Donald Haase (Ed.), The Greenwood encyclopedia of folktales and fairy tales. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
- Aldred, B Grantham. Amano, Yoshitaka (pp. 30-31).
- Jorgensen, Jeana. Miyazaki, Hayao (pp. 630-632).
- Sebastian-Jones, Mark. Mizuno, Junko (pp. 632-633).
International Journal of Comic Art
*** OPEN ACCESS ***
Volume 10, No. 2 – Women and Cartooning: A Global Symposium
Ogi, Fusami. Shojo manga (Japanese comics for girls) in the 1970s’ Japan as a message to women’s bodies: Interviewing Keiko Takemiya – A leading artist of the Year 24 Flower Group (pp. 148-169)
Ogi, Fusami. Hana yori dango (Boys over Flowers) as a trans-national comics for girls beyond Japan (pp. 170-185).
Ito, Kinko. The touching and the sensual in Japanese ladies’ comics: An interview with Asako Shiomi (pp. 186-198).
Ito, Kinko. Masako Watanabe: 50 years of making girls’ and ladies’ comics in Japan (pp. 199-208).
Adams, Jeff. The pedagogy of the image text: Nakazawa, Sebald and Spiegelman recount social traumas. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 29(1), 35-49.
Allen, Kate, & Ingulsrud, John. Strategies used by children when reading manga. The Journal of Kanda University of International Studies, 20, 23-41.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Allison, Anne. J-cool and the global imagination. Critique Internationale, 38, 19-35.
[article in French, abstract in English]
Ando, Satoshi. Regaining continuity with the past: Spirited Away and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, 46(1), 23-29.
Asai, Motofume. Barefoot Gen, Japan, and I: The Hiroshima legacy: An Interview with Nakazawa Keiji. International Journal of Comic Art, 10(2), 308-327.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ashby, Madeleine. Ownership, authority, and the body: Does antifanfic sentiment reflect posthuman anxiety? Transformative Works and Cultures, 1.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Bouissou, Jean-Marie. Why has manga become a global cultural product? Eurozine.
[originally published in French in Esprit, 246, 42-55, as Pourquoi le manga est-il devenu un produit culturel global?]
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Brockmann, Madalina. Metamorphosis and identity: Psychoanalytical notes to Miyazaki’s Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. Media Observations.
Bryant, Mark. Banzai! Cartoons of the Great East Asia War. History Today, 58(1), 60-61.
Bryce, Mio. Another half and/or another individual: Representation of twins in manga. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5(11), 143-151.
Bryce, Mio. White wings and black wings: ambiguous dichotomy in manga and anime. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 7(6), 295-302.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Bryce, Mio, Davis, Jason, & Barber, Christie. The cultural biographies and social lives of manga: Lessons from the mangaverse. SCAN: Journal of Media Arts Culture, 5(2).
Caffrey, Colm. Viewer perception of visual nonverbal cues in subtitled TV anime. European Journal of English Studies, 12(2), 163-178.
Chappuis, Romain. Japaneseness according to Joan of Arc: Western myths and narratives in manga and anime. Critique Internationale, 38, 55-72.
[article in French, abstract in English]
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Choo, Kukhee. Girls return home: Portrayal of femininity in popular Japanese girls’ manga and anime texts during the 1990s in Hana yori Dango and Fruits Basket. Women: A Cultural Review, 19(3), 275-296.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Cubbison, Laurie. Not just for children’s television: Anime and the changing editing practices of American television networks. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 8(2).
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Curti, Giorgio Hadi. The ghost in the city and a landscape of life: A reading of difference in Shirow and Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(1), 87-106.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Daniels, Joshua M. “Lost in translation”: Anime, moral rights, and market failure. Boston University Law Review, 88(3), 709-744.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Davis, Jason, & Bryce, Mio. I love you as you are: Marriages between different kinds. The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 7(6), 201-210.
Dennison, Rayna. Star-spangled Ghibli: Star voices in the American versions of Hayao Miyazaki’s films. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(2), 129-146.
Doi, Nobuaki. A trembling and shivering world: Koji Yamamura’s Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor. ASIFA Magazine, 21(2), 22-23.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Donovan, Maureen. Analyzing the appeal of manga: Teaching information literacy skills through Japanese popular culture. Education About Asia, 13(3), 62-68.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Fitzgerald, Amy. “In the way of the samurai:” Difference and connection in Samurai Champloo. Virgnia Review of Asian Studies, 10, 171-184.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Gan, Sheuo Hui. The newly developed form of ganime and its relation to selective animation for adults in Japan. Animation Studies, 3, 6-17.
Gibson, Mel. “So what is this mango, anyway?”: Understanding manga, comics and graphic novels. NATE Classroom, 5, 8-10.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Goto-Jones, Christopher. From science-fictional Japan to Japanese science fiction. IIAS Newsletter, 47, 14-15.
Hanabusa, Miyuki. Reading dual meanings of power on young women’s bodies: The representation of cosmetic surgery in Japanese manga. International Research in Children’s Literature, 1(1), 82-98.
Holmberg, Ryan. Let we go: An interview with Hiroki Otsuka. International Journal of Comic Art, 10(1), 200-217.
Ito, Kinko, & Musgrove, Charles. China in Japanese manga: A not so funny controversy? Japan Studies Review, 12, 37-50.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ivins-Hulley, Laura. The ontology of performance in stop animation: Kawamoto’s House of Flame and Švankmajer’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Animation Studies, 3, 60-66.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Iwabuchi, Koichi. Leaving aside “Cool Japan”…Things we’ve got to discuss about media and cultural globalization. Critique Internationale, 38, 37-53.
[article in French, abstract in English]
Iwasaki, Minoru, & Richter, Steffi. The topology of post-1990s historical revisionism. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 16(3), 507-538.
Kamrowska, Agnieszka. Children of the apocalypse: The atom bomb trauma as a theme in Japanese anime. Kwartalnik Filmowy, 61, 112-122.
[article in Polish, abstract in English]
[Barefoot Gen, Akira, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade]
Khattab, Umi, & Tong, Gin Chee. Anime in Asia: Why not Japanese?: Rethinking the local-global cultural nexus. Mass Communicator: International Journal of Communication Studies, 2(4), 4-13.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Kim, Eunjung, & Jarman, Michelle. Modernity’s rescue mission: Postcolonial transactions of disability and sexuality. Canadian Journal of Film Studies,17(1), 52-68.
[Hayao Miyazaki, Princess Mononoke]
Knobel, Michele, & Lankshear, Colin. Remix: The art and craft of endless hybridization. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52(1), 22-33.
Lamarre, Thomas. Animation studies. The Semiotic Review of Books, 17(3), 1-6.
*** OPEN ACCESS TO COMPLETE ISSUE ***
Lamarre, Thomas. Born of struggle: Akira and postcapitalist modes of destruction. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, 16(1), 131-156.
Lent, John. Asian animation and its search for national identity and global markets 1995-2007: 1. ASIFA Magazine, 21(1), 31-41.
Lent, John. Asian animation and its search for national identity and global markets 1995-2007: 2. ASIFA Magazine, 21(2), 34-40.
Litten, Freddy. The animation market in Japan. Japan Actuell – Journal of Current Japanese Affairs, 17(4), 87-103.
[article in German, abstract in English]
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Lorenzo Hernandez, Maria. Visions of a future past: Ulysses 31, a televised re-interpretation of Homer’s classic myth. Animation Studies, 3, 33-41.
Lu, Amy Shirong. The many faces of internationalization in Japanese anime. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(2), 169-187.
Matanle, Peter, McCann, Leo, & Ashmore, Darren. Men under pressure: Representations of the ‘salaryman’ and his organization in Japanese manga. Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society, 15(5), 639-664.
Mattar, Yasser. Perceptions and (re)presentations of familiarity and foreignness: The cultural politics of translation in the subtitling of Japanese animation by fans. Leisure/Loisir, 32(2), 353-378.
McCrea, Christian. Explosive, expulsive, extraordinary: The dimensional excess of animated bodies. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(1), 9-24.
McNicol, Tony. Manga of the people. Highlighting Japan – through articles, 2(7), 34-35.
Miller, Gerard. “To shift to a higher structure”: Desire, diembodiment, and evolution in the anime of Otomo, Ishii, and Anno. Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection, 12(2), 146-166.
Miller, Laura. Japan’s Cinderella motif: Beauty industry and mass culture interpretations of a popular icon. Asian Studies Review, 32(3), 393-409.
Miyake, Lynne K. Graphically speaking: Manga versions of The Tale of Genji. Monumenta Nipponica, 63(2), 359-392.
Munson, Todd S. Dangerous! China and xenophobic comics in contemporary Japan. International Journal of Comic Art, 10(1), 155-173.
Myklebost, Sven-Arne. Rebuilding Shakespeare: Manga. American, British and Canadian Studies, 11, 33-48.
Noda, Nathaniel T. When holding on means letting go: Why fair use should extend to fan-based activities. University of Denver Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, 5, 64-108.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Okamoto, Takeshi. Discussion about method for investigation of pilgrims’ behavior in “Sacred place for anime fans”: Validity of “pilgrimage note analysis”. Advanced Tourism Studies, 2, 1-13.
[article in Japanese, abstract in English]
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Okayama, Emiko, & Ricatti, Francesco. Tokidoki, cute and sexy fantasies between East and West: Contemporary aesthetics for the global market. PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 5(2).
Otmazgin, Nissim Kadosh. Contesting soft power: Japanese popular culture in East and Southeast Asia. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 8(1), 73-101.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Pagliassotti, Dru. Reading Boys’ love in the West. Patricip@ations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 5(1).
Penney, Matthew. Far from oblivion: The Nanking Massacre in Japanese historical writing for children and young adults. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 22(1), 25-48.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Penney, Matthew. War and Japan: The non-fiction manga of Mizuki Shigeru. The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.
Penney, Mattherw, & Wakefield, Bryce. Right angles: Examining accounts of Japanese neo-nationalism. Pacific Affairs: An International Review of Asia and the Pacific, 81(4), 537-559.
Perper, Timothy, & Cornog, Martha. “Never said I was a boy”: Utena, Arita Forland, and the (non) phallic woman. International Journal of Comic Art, 10(2), 328-353.
Poitras, Gilles. What is manga? Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, 36(3), 49.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Rivera, Renato. The popularisation of geek culture, and the marginalisation of otaku culture. Journal of Kyoto Seika University, 34, 122-140.
Rosenbaum, Roman. Mizuki Shigeru’s Pacific War. International Journal of Comic Art, 10(2), 354-379.
Ruddell, Caroline. From the ‘cinematic’ to the ‘anime-ic’: Issues of movement in anime. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3(2), 113-128.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Russell, Keith. The glimpse and fan service. International Journal of the Humanities, 6(5), 105-110.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Sakamoto, Rumi. “Will you go to war? Or will you stop being Japanese?” Nationalism and history in Kobayashi Yoshinori’s Sensoron (revised version). The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.
Saunders, Tamar. The portrayal of race in Japanese manga and anime. Focus Anthropology: A Publication of Undergraduate Research, 6.
Sorensen, Lars-Martin. Animated animism – the global ways of Japan’s national spirits. Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook, 6(1), 181-196.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Stockrocki, Mary L., & Delahunt, Michael. Empowering elementary students’ ecological thinking through discussing the anime Nausicaa and constructing super bugs. Journal for Learning through the Arts, 4(1).
Than, Thy. Nature and man reflected in animation. Animatrix: A Journal of the UCLA Animation Workshop, 16, 55-62.
Toyoshima, Noboru. Longing for Japan: The consumption of Japanese cultural products in Thailand. Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 23(2), 252-282.
Tranter, Nicolas. Nonconventional script choice in Japan. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 192, 133-151.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Tsutsui, William M. Nerd nation: Otaku and youth subcultures in contemporary Japan. Education About Asia, 13(3), 12-18.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Yamamura, Takayoshi. Study of birth and development of “sacred place for anime fans” – Discussion of tourist promotions based on animated work “Lucky Star” focused on Washimiya, Saitama Prefecture. The Journal of International Media, Communication and Tourism Studies, 7, 145-164.
[article in Japanese, abstract in English]
(Total published: 2)
Levi, Antonia. Anime – an annotated filmography for use in the classroom. About Japan: A teacher’s resource. New York: Japan Society
Levi, Antonia. Anime and manga: It’s not all make-believe. About Japan: A teacher’s resource. New York: Japan Society.