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!
Cavallaro, Dani. The Fairy Tale and Anime: Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Fletcher-Spear, Kristen, & Jenson-Benjamin, Merideth. Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
Ito, Kinko. A Sociology of Japanese Ladies’ Comics: Images of the Life, Loves, and Sexual Fantasies of Adult Japanese Women. Lewiston, NY: Edward Mellen Press.
Petersen, Robert. Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Prough, Jennifer. Straight From the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
Saito, Tamaki. Beautiful Fighting Girl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Schodt, Frederik. Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga, Collector’s Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press.
Mechademia: An Annual Forum for Anime, Manga and Fan Arts is a unique ongoing “monographic series” of essay collections. Every year’s volume has an individual subtitle, is based around a specific theme, and features a selection of peer-reviewed essays, translations of materials that have already been published in Japanese, and non-scholarly content such as original comics, photography, and other creative works.
Perper, Timothy & Cornog, Martha (Eds.), Mangatopia: Essays on manga and anime in the modern world. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Clements, Jonathan. The curious case of the dog in prime time. In Joseph Steiff (Ed.), Sherlock Holmes and philosophy: The footprints of a gigantic mind (pp. 307-316). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.
[Famous Detective Holmes] [Sherlock Hound]
Condry, Ian. Love revolution: Anime, masculinity and the future. In Sabine Fruhstuck & Anne Walthall (Eds.), Recreating Japanese men (pp. 262-284). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
De Domenico, Michela. Utopy and comics’ imaginary cities. In Sara Marini (Ed.), My ideal city: Scenarios for the European city of the 3rd Millennium (pp. 238-246). Venice: Universita Iuav di Venezia.
[Laputa: Castle in the Sky]
Dorsey, James. Manga and the end of Japan’s 1960’s. In Michael Chaney (Ed.), Graphical subjects: Critical essays on autobiography and graphic novels (pp. 117-120). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
Endo, Yukihide. Women and science in Japanese anime: A challenge to the traditional construction of female identity. In Donna Spalding Andreole & Veronique Molinari (Eds.), Women and science, 17th century to the present: Pioneers, activists and protagonists (pp. 227-240). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Granville, Shannon. Exploring Master Keaton’s Germany: A Japanese perspective on the end of the Cold War. In Katharina Gerstenberger & Jana Evans (Eds.), After the Berlin Wall: Germany and beyond (pp. 37-58). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Jamier, Samuel. Tokyo must burn! The end of the world through anime eyes. In Chris MaGee (Ed.), World film locations: Tokyo (pp. 42-43). Bristol, UK: Intellect Books.
Mathews, Chris. Manga, child pornography, and censorship in Japan. In Applied Ethics: Old wine in new bottles? (pp. 165-174). Kitaku, Japan: Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy.
Miller, Laura. Behavior that offends: Comics and other images of incivility. In Jan Bardsley & Laura Miller (Eds.), Manners and mischief: Gender, power, and etiquette in Japan (pp. 219-250). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Murai, Mayako. Re-envisioning of fairy tales in contemporary Japanese art: The post-feminist aesthetics of the grotesque-cute guru-kawaii. In Anna Kerchy (Ed.), Postmodern reinterpetations of fairy tales: How applying new methods generates new meanings (pp. 145-162). Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Napier, Susan. Manga and anime: Entertainment, Big Business, and art in Japan. In Victoria Bestor & Theodore Bestor, with Akiko Yamagata (Eds.), Routledge handbook of Japanese culture and society (pp. 226-237). New York: Routledge.
Napier, Susan. Where have all the salarymen gone? Masculinity, masochism, and technomobility in Densha Otoko. In Sabine Fruhstuck & Anne Walthall (Eds.), Recreating Japanese men (pp. 262-284). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Ogihara-Schuck, Eriko (2011). “Estranged religion” in anime: American and German translations of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. In Jeanne Cortiel, Kornelia Freitag, Christine Gerhardt & Michael Wala (Eds.), Religion in the United States (pp. 253-268). Heidelberg, Germany: Universitatsverlag Winter.
Pena, Norman Melchor Robles Jr., Animating leadership: Symbio-political communication paradigms from the Japanese manga Dragon Ball Z. In Emiliana de Blasio, Matthew Hibberd, & Michele Sorice (Eds.), Leadership and new trends in political communication – Selected papers (pp. 253-272). Rome: Centre for Media and Communication Studies “Massimo Baldini”.
Rosenbaum, Roman. Graphic depictions of the Asia-Pacific war. In Roman Rosenbaum & Yasuko Claremont (Eds.), Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War: The yakeato generation (pp. 133-151). Milton Park, UK: Routledge.
Salda, Michael. Northern life: A brief history of animated vikings. In Kevin J. Harty (Ed.), The Vikings on film: Essays on depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages (pp. 178-192). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.
Staemler, Birgit. Imagining spirit possession: Mixing traditions and current trends in the Japanese manga Shaman King. In Andred Dawnson (Ed.), Summoning the spirits: Possession and invocation in contemporary religion (pp. 162-178). London: I.B. Tauris.
Theisen, Nicholas. Declassicizing the classical in Japanese comics: Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song. In George Kovacs & C. W. Marshall (Eds.), Classics and comics (pp. 59-72). New York: Oxford University Press.
Unser-Schutz, Giancarla. Developing a text-based corpus of the language of Japanese comics (manga). In John Newman, Harald Baayanen & Sally Rice (Eds.), Corpus-based studies in language use, language learning, and language documentation. Amsterdam: Rodopi (pp. 213-238).
Van Staden, Cobus. The golden glow of the Alps: Capitalism, globalization and anime’s dreams of Europe. In Felicia Chan, Angelina Karpovich & Xin Zhang (Eds.), Genre in Asian film and television: New Approaches (pp. 178-193). Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Eric Michael Mazur (Ed.), Encyclopedia of religion and film. Santa Barbara, Ca: ABC-CLIO.
Shields, James Mark. Miyazaki, Hayao (pp. 320-323).
S. T. Joshi (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the vampire: The living dead in myth, legend, and popular culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Krusberg, Catherine. Manga and anime vampire series (pp. 202-206).
Mary Zeiss Strange, Carol K. Oyster & Jane E. Sloan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of women in today’s world. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Alexy, Allison. Anime (pp. 70-71).
Mizumura, Ayako. Manga (pp. 891-893).
Cinephile: The University of British Columbia’s Film Journal *** OPEN ACCESS ***
Vol. 7, No. 1 – Reassessing Anime
Wells, Paul. Playing the Kon trick: Between dates, dimensions and daring in the films of Satoshi Kon (pp. 4-8).
Brophy, Philip. The sound of an adroid’s soul: Music, Muzak, and MIDI in Time of Eve (pp. 9-13).
Bowman, Michael. Beyond maids and meganekko: Examining the moe phenomenon (pp. 14-18).
Leong, Jane. Reviewing the ‘Japaneseness’ of Japanese animation: Genre theory and fan spectatorship (pp. 19-24).
Wheeler, John. The Higurashi code. Algorithm and adaptation in the otaku industry and beyond (pp. 25-29).
Clement, Frederic. Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence: Thinking before the act (pp. 30-36).
Bauwens-Sugimoto, Jessica. Subverting masculinity, misogyny, and reproductive technology in SEX PISTOLS (pp. 1-18).
Benecchi, Eleonora. Cream Soda. The rhythm of everyday life (pp. 32-62).
Cools, Valerie. The phenomenology of contemporary mainstream manga (pp. 63-82).
Galbraith, Patrick. Lolicon: The reality of ‘virtual child pornography’ in Japan (pp. 83-119).
Cohn, Neil. A different kind of cultural frame: An analysis of panels in American comics and Japanese manga (pp. 120-134).
Sihombing, Febriani. On the iconic difference between couple characters in Boys Love manga (pp. 150-166).
Unser-Schutz, Giancarla. Language and the visual: Exploring the intersection of linguistic and visual language in manga (pp. 167-188).
Manovich, Lev, Douglass, Jeremy, & Huber, William. Understanding scanlation: How to read one million fan-translated manga pages (pp. 206-228).
Suzuki, Shige. Learning from monsters: Mizuki Shigeru’s yokai and war manga (pp. 229-244).
International Journal of Comic Art
Vol. 13, No. 2 – Women’s Manga beyond Japan: Contemporary Comics as Cultural Crossroads in Asia
Ogi, Fusami. Women’s manga beyond Japan: Contemporary comics as cultural crossroads in Asia (pp. 3-6).
Ogi, Fusami. Inspiring women: 40 years’ transformation of shôjo manga and women’s voices (pp. 32-56).
Suzuki, Shige. Envisioning alternative communities through a popular medium: Speculative imagination in Hagio Moto’s girls’ comics (pp. 57-74).
Yukari, Fujimoto. Historical shôjo manga: On women’s alleged dislike (pp. 87-102).
Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. Functions and possibilities of female “essay manga”: Resistance, negotiation, and pleasure (pp. 103-115).
Hyojin, Kim. Crossing double borders: Korean female amateur comics artists in the globalization of Japanese dojin culture (pp. 116-133).
Tojirakarn, Mashima. Why Thai girls’ manga are not “shojo manga”: Japanese discourse and the reality of globalization (pp. 143-163).
Hui, Gan Sheuo. Manga in Malaysia: An approach to its current hybridity through the career of the shojo mangaka Kaoru (pp. 164-178).
Acosta, Angela Moreno. Women “using manga to tell local stories”: A workshop on the ”glocality” of manga in Southeast Asia (pp. 179-197).
Abbott, Michael & Forceville, Charles. Visual representation of emotion in manga: Loss of control is loss of hands in Azumanga Daioh Volume 4. Language and Literature, 20(2), 91-112.
Abe, Ikuo. ‘It was October 1964, when I met the demon for the first time’: Supo-kon manga as lieux de mémoire. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 14(4), 518-531.
Abel, Jonathan. Can Cool Japan save post-disaster Japan? On the possibilities and impossibilities of a Cool Japanology. International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 20(1), 59-72.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Annett, Sandra (2011). Imagining transcultural fandom: Animation and global media communities. Transcultural Studies, 2011/2, 164-188.
Armour, William. Learning Japanese by learning ‘manga’: The rise of ‘soft power pedagogy’. RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 42(2), 125-140.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Boyd, James W. Intervals (ma) in Japanese aesthetics: Ozu and Miyazaki. Japan Studies Association Journal, 47-56.
[My Neighbor Totoro]
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Bradford, Clare. Children’s literature in a global age: Transnational and local identities. Barnboken – Journal of Children’s Literature Research, 34(1), 20-34.
[Howl’s Moving Castle]
(Also published in Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics, 2)
Bravo, Bernadette. On turning Japanese: The impact of anime on Philippine pop culture. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(1), 581-601.
Brienza, Casey. Manga is for girls: American publishing houses and the localization of Japanese comics. Logos: Journal of the World Publishing Community, 22(4), 41-53.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Cooper-Chen, Anne. “Japan’s illustrated storytelling”: A thematic analysis of globalized anime and manga. Keio Communication Review, 33, 85-98.
Davis, Rocio. Autographics and the history of the form: Chronicling self and career in Will Eisner’s Life, In Pictures and Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s A Drifting Life. Biography, 34(2), 253-276.
Denison, Rayna. Anime fandom and the liminal spaces between fan creativity and piracy. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14(5), 449-466.
Denison, Rayna. Transcultural creativity in anime: Hybrid identities in the production, distribution, texts and fandom of Japanese anime. Creative Industries Journal, 3(3), 221-236.
Dennis, Mark Manga as historical medium: Depictions of Prince Shotoku’s authorship of the Sangyo-gisho in Japanese comic books. Forum for World Literature Studies, 3(1), 25-39.
Dennis, Mark. Serious texts in funny places: Rethinking the value of Prince Shotoku’s Buddhist texts by comparing traditional Buddhist exegesis and Japanese manga. Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, 7(1), 59-85.
DiNitto, Rachel & Luebke, Peter. Maruo Suehiro’s ‘Planet of the Jap’: Revanchist fantasy or war critique? Japanese Studies, 31(2), 229-247.
Dollase, Hiromi Tsuchiya. Choosing your family: Reconfiguring gender and familial relationships in Japanese popular fiction. Journal of Popular Culture, 44(4), 755-772.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Elias, Herlander. Subjective future performances: Anime, games and new media. Animus: Revista Interamericana de Comunicação Midiática, 10(20), 140-161.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Galbraith, Patrick. Fujoshi: Fantasy play and transgressive intimacy among “rotten girls” in contemporary Japan. Signs, 37(1), 211-232.
Gallacher, Lesley-Anne. (Fullmetal) alchemy: The monstrosity of reading words and pictures in shonen manga. Cultural Geographies, 18(4), 457-473.
[Full Metal Alchemist]
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Gan, Sheuo Hui. The transformation of the teenage image in Oshii Mamoru’s The Sky Crawlers. Animation Studies, 6.
Gill, Tom. Fetuses in the sewer: A comparative study of classic 1960s manga by Tatsumi Yoshihiro and Tsuge Yoshiharu. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(2), 325-343.
Gill, Tom. The incident at Nishbeta Village: A classic manga by Yoshiharu Tsuge from the Garo years. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(1), 474-489.
Gn, Joel. Queer simulation: The practice, performance and pleasure of cosplay. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 25(4), 583-593.
Gordon, John. The cartoons of Kobayashi Kiyochia. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(1), 602-617.
Hashimoto, Takehiro. Literacy, manga, and consumer culture. Nature – People – Society: Science and the Humanities, 50, 55-73.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Hill, Michael. Ranma 1/2: Genre and genre-shifting in manga. The Comics Grid.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ito, Kinko. Love and sexual fantasies of adult women in Japanese ladies’ comics. In Media Res: A MediaCommons Project.
Ito, Kinko. Osamu Tezuka: His life, works, and contributions to the history of modern Japanese comics. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(2), 679-699.
Jaggi, Ruchi. From Disney to Doraemon: Japanese anime substitute American animation on Indian children’s television: a trend study. Amity International Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 1(1), 7-12.
*** OPEN ACCESS TO COMPLETE ISSUE ***
Kawana, Sari. Romancing the role model: Florence Nightingale, shojo manga, and the literature of self-improvement. Japan Review, 23, 199-223.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Keliyan, Maya. Kogyaru and otaku: Youth subcultures lifestyles in postmodern Japan. Asian and African Studies, 15(3), 95-110.
Kishi, Yukiko, et al. Internet-based survey on medical manga in Japan. Health Communication, 26(7), 676-678.
Koike, Aki & Okeda, Daisuke. Working conditions of animators: The real face of the Japanese animation industry. Creative Industries Journal, 3(3), 261-272.
Kornfield, Sarah. Cross-cultural cross-dressing: Japanese graphic novels perform gender in U.S. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 28(3), 213-229.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Labarre, Nicholas. Kamimura’s sublime rain. The Comics Grid.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Lamerichs, Nicolle. Stranger than fiction: Fan identity in cosplay. Transformative Works and Cultures, 8.
Lee, Hye-Kyung. Cultural consumer and copyright: A case study of anime fansubbing. Creative Industries Journal, 3(3), 237-252.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Lee, Rosa. Romanticising Shinsengumi in contemporary Japan. New Voices: A Journal for Emerging Scholars of Japanese Studies in Australia and New Zealand, 4, 168-187.
Lopez Rodriguez, Francisco Javier. Recreating the fantasy world of Dororo: Transcoding manga into cinema. Ol3Media: e-journal of Cinema, Television and Media Studies, 10.
Manivannan, Vyshali. “Later, buddy”: The politics of loss and trauma representation in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan. Forum for World Literature Studies, 3(1), 3-14.
Masashi, Ichike. Embracing the victimhood: A history of A-bomb manga in Japan. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(1), 109-126.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Matsuoka, Rieko, Okabe, Keiko, & Poole, Gregory. Gender, power, and face in nursing communication: A sociolinguistic analysis of speech events in a Japanese healthcare manga series. Journal of Nursing Studies, National College of Nursing, Japan, 10(1), 1-10.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** McHarry, Mark. (Un)gendering the homoerotic body: Imagining subjects in boys’ love and yaoi. Transformative Works and Cultures, 8.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** McKay, Patrick. Culture of the future: Adapting copyright law to accommodate fan-made derivative works in the twenty-first century. Regent University Law Review, 24(1), 117-146.
McLelland, Mark. Thought policing or protection of youth? Debate in Japan over the `Non-Existent Youth Bill’. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(1), 348-367.
Misemer, Leah. Breaking barriers: Moving beyond Orientalism in comics studies. Forum for World Literature Studies, 3(1), 52-60.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Monteiro, Nuria Augusta Venancio. Gender bending in anime, manga, visual kei and lolita fashion. Prisma Social: Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 7, 1-33.
Mori, Yoshitaka. The pitfall facing the Cool Japan Project: The transnational development of the anime industry under the condition of post-Fordism. International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 20(1), 30-42.
Nagaike, Kozumi & Yoshida, Kaori. Becoming and performing the self and the other: Fetishism, fantasy, and sexuality of cosplay in Japanese girls’/women’s manga. Asia Pacific World, 2(2), 22-43.
Okorafor, Emezie. Air Master: The art of perverted feminism. Animatrix: A Journal of the UCLA Animation Workshop, 19, 75-84.
Rifa-Valls, Montserrat. Postwar princesses, young apprentices, and a little fish-girl: Reading subjectivities in Hayao Miyazaki’s tales of fantasy. Visual Arts Research, 37(2).
Ropers, Erik. Historical narrative and the misrepresentation of wartime labor recruitment in Kenkanryu. Forum for World Literature Studies, 3(1), 70-80.
Ropers, Erik. Representations of gendered violence in manga: The case of enforced military prostitution. Japanese Studies, 31(2), 249-266.
Rotondi, Armando. “Manga musicals”: Comics and serialized theatre. International Journal of Comic Art, 13(1), 617-633.
Sasada, Hiroko (2011). The otherness of heroes: The shonen as outsider and altruist in Oda Eiichiro’s One Piece. International Research in Children’s Literature, 4(2), 192-207.
Sharp, Luke. Maid meets mammal: The ‘animalized’ body of the cosplay maid character in Japan. Intertexts, 15(1), 60-78.
Shin, Hyewon. Voice and vision in Oshii Mamoru’s Ghost in the Shell: Beyond Cartesian optics. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 6(1), 17-23.
Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko. Rebel with causes and laughter for relief: ‘Essay manga’ of Tenten Hosokawa and Rieko Saibara, and Japanese female readership. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 2(2), 169-185.
Sunder, Madhavi. Bollywood/Hollywood. Theoretical Inquiries in Law, 12(1), 275-308.
[Osamu Tezuka] [Jungle Emperor Leo] [Kimba the White Lion]
Suter, Rebecca. Creative misreadings of Christianity in Japanese popular culture. Asian Currents, 75, 10-11.
Tanaka, Motoko. The rise of sekaikei in contemporary Japanese fiction. Passages: An Asia-Pacific Reader Publication, 3, 61-65.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Yasumoto, Seiko. Impact on soft power of cultural mobility: Japan to East Asia. Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Winter 2011.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Yoshida, Hitomi. The localization of the Hana Yori Dango text: Plural modernities in East Asia. New Voices: A Journal for Emerging Scholars of Japanese Studies in Australia and New Zealand, 4, 78-99.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Yoshida, Kaori. National identity (re)construction in Japanese and American animated film: Self and other representation in Pocahontas and Princess Mononoke. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Article 5 in 2011.
Zoth, Thomas. The politics of One Piece: Political critique in Oda’s ‘Water Seven’. Forum for World Literature Studies, 3(1), 107-117.
Esposito, Mark, et al. The Japanese anime and manga cluster: Can such an established cluster still rescue Japan’s economy? Case Reference no. 211-047-1. Cranfield, UK: The Case Centre.