(Last updated: December 1, 2015)
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Vasan, Sonia. The paradox of Miracle Train: Anime and Japanese constructions of masculinity. In We build our bridges together: 2013 monograph series (pp. 1887-1997). Scarborough, ME: NAAAS & Affiliates.
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Yukimura, Mayumi. How was anime institutionalized? Kwansai Gakuin University School of Sociology Journal, 116, 71-81.
Regardless of my editorial efforts, it is also very likely that the Bibliography does not cover the entire range of scholarship on anime/manga that was published in 2013. It is inherently impossible to achieve a 100% recall rate in bibliographic searching without knowing beforehand the full universe of relevant results, and I’m certain that the resources, search terms, and other methods that I used did not retrieve some results that should be included. Accordingly, as the editor, I always welcome corrections or additions to this list.
Cavallaro, Dani. Japanese aesthetics and anime: The influence of tradition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Clements, Jonathan. Anime: A history. London, UK: British Film Institute.
Condry, Ian. The soul of anime: Collaborative creativity and Japan’s media success story. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Odell, Colin & Le Blanc, Michelle. Anime. Harpenden, UK: Kamera Books.
Suan, Stevie. The Anime paradox: Patterns and practices through the lens of traditional Japanese theater. Leiden, The Netherlands: Global Oriental.
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 original essays, translations of materials that have already been published in Japanese, and non-academic content such as manga, photography, and other creative works.
Beasi, Melinda (Ed.). Manga: Introduction, challenges, and best practices. Milwaukee, OR: Dark Horse Books.
Berndt, Jacqueline and Kummerling-Meibauer, Bettina (Eds.). Manga’s cultural crossroads. New York: Routledge.
Rosenbaum, Roman (Ed.). Manga and the representation of Japanese history. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Yokota, Masao and Hu, Tze-Yue G. (Eds.). Japanese animation: East Asian perspectives. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi
Ahn, Jiwon. Samurai Champloo: Transnational viewing. How to Watch Television (pp. 364-372).
Allison, Anne. Pocket capitalism and virtual intimacy: Pokémon as symptom of postindustrial youth culture. Asian Popular Culture: The Global (Dis)Continuity (pp. 197-212).
Berndt, Jacqueline. Ghostly: ‘Asian Graphic Narratives,’ nonnonba, and manga. From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative (pp. 363-384).
Brienza, Casey. Objects of otaku affection: Animism, anime fandom, and the gods of…consumerism? The Handbook of Contemporary Animism (pp. 479-490).
Bryce, Mio. All is relative, nothing is reliable: Inuyasha and Japanese subjectivities. Subjectivity in Asian Children’s Literature and Film: Global Theories and Implications (pp. 163-180).
Choo, Kukhee. Playing the global game: Japan brand and globalization. Asian Popular Culture: The Global (Dis)continuity (pp. 213-230).
Curti, Giorgio Hadi. “This is my town” – Exploring the affective life of urban transformation and change via Taiyo Matsumoto’s and Michael Arias’ Tekkonkinkreet. The Fight to Stay Put: Social Lessons through Media Imaginings of Urban Transformation and Change (pp. 19-56).
Darmawan, Hikmat. A mindscape like no other? Bits and pieces on the globalization of manga subculture and visual identity. In Culture, power and practices: The globalization of culture and its implications for Asian regional transformations – the work of 2010/2011 API Fellows (pp. 100-108). Bangkok: Institute for Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University.
Dolle-Weinkauf, Bernd. Types of violence in sequential art: The mise en scene of violent action in comics, graphic novels and manga. Films, Graphic Novels & Visuals: Developing Multiliteracies in Foreign Language Education – An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 87-104).
Gelder, Ken. Citational vampires: Transnational techniques of circulation in Irma Vep, Blood: The Last Vampire, and Thirst. In Tabish Khair & Johan Hoglund (Eds.), Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires: Dark Blood (pp. 81-105). Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Gibson, Mel. Comics, manga and graphic novels – developing, selecting and promoting a core collection for teenagers and young people. In Carolynn Rankin & Avril Brock (Eds.), Library services for children and young people: Challenges and opportunities in the digital age (pp. 119-128). London: Facet Publishing.
Jones, Hattie. Manga girls: Sex, love, comedy and crime in recent boys’ anime and manga. Manga Girl Seeks Herbivore Boy: Studying Japanese Culture at Cambridge (pp. 23-82).
Kim, Joon Yang. The East Asian post-human prometheus: Animating mechanical ‘others’. In Suzanne Buchan (Ed.), Pervasive animation (pp. 172-194). New York: Routledge.
Miller, Laura. Elevator girls moving in and out of the box. In Modern girls on the go: Gender, mobility and labor in Japan (pp. 41-66).
Pena, Norman Melchor Robles Jr. Violence and values in the Japanese manga Naruto. In Phillip Drummond (Ed.), The London media and film reader 1: Essays from Film and Media 2011: The First Annual London Film and Media Conference (pp. 406-417).
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Ricketts, Jeremy. Manga, the atomic bomb and the challenges of teaching historical atrocity: Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen. In Graphic novels and comics in the classroom: Essays on the educational power of sequential art (pp. 174-183).
Russworm, TreAndrea. The hype man as racial stereotype: Parody and ghost in Afro Samurai. Game On, Hollywood! Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema (pp. 169-182).
Ruddell, Caroline. Cutting edge: Violence and body horror in anime. In Feona Attwood, et al. (Eds.), Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge (pp. 157-169). Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Saito, Kumiko. Regionalism in the era of neo-nationalism: Japanese landscape in the background art of games and anime from the late-1990’s to the present. In John A. Lent & Lorna Fitzsimmons (Eds.), Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media (pp. 59-78). Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books.
Schaub, Joseph Christopher. Otaku evolution: Changing views of the fan-boy in Kon Satoshi’s Perfect Blue and Paprika. In John A. Lent & Lorna Fitzsimmons (Eds.), Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media (pp. 35-58). Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books.
Somers, Emily. An no shinjo [Anne’s feelings]: Politeness and passion as anime paradox in Takahata’s Akage no An. Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations (pp. 155-174).
Stein, Daniel. Of transcreations and Transpacific adaptations: Investigating manga versions of Spider-Man. Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (pp. 145-162).
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Wert, Michael. Reaching beyond the manga: A Samurai to the Ends of the World and the formation of national identity. In John A. Lent & Lorna Fitzsimmons (Eds.), Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media (pp. 145-158). Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books.
Whitley, David. Contested spaces. Reconfiguring narratives of origin and identity in Pocahontas and Princess Mononoke. Textual Transformations in Children’s Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations (pp. 7-20).
de Zwart, Melissa. Cosplay, creativity, and immaterial labours of love. In Dan Hunter, et al. (Eds.), Amateur media: Social, cultural and legal perspectives (pp. 170-177). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies (Volume 13, Issue 2)
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Conference: Teaching Japanese Popular Culture
Fruhstuck, Sabine. The uses of popular culture for sex and violence.
Tsutsui, William M. Teaching history and/of/or Japanese popular culture.
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Volume 4, Issue 1)
Special Section: Boys’ Love Manga (Yaoi)
Pagliassotti, Dru, Nagaike, Kazumi, and McHarry, Mark. Introduction: Boys’ Love manga special section (pp. 1-8)
Chao, Tien-Yi. Features of hybridization in In These Words (pp. 9-20).
Wood, Andrea. Boys’ Love anime and queer desires in convergence culture: Transnational fandom, censorship and resistance (pp. 44-63).
Meyer, Uli. Drawing from the body – the self, the gaze, and the other in Boys’ Love manga (pp. 64-81).
Regionines Studijos (Issue 7)
Representation of Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture in Europe
Barancovaite-Skindaraviciene, Kristina. Construction of gender images in Japanese pornographic anime (pp. 9-29).
Otmagzin, Nissim. Meta-narratives of Japanese popular culture and of Japan in different regional contexts: Perspectives from East Asia, Western Europe, and the Middle East (pp. 73-84)
Sabre, Clothilde. New images of Japan in France: A survey to Japan Expo (pp. 95-122).
Transformative Works and Cultures (Volume 12)
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Nagaike, Kazumi and Suganuma, Katsuhiko. Transnational boys’ love fan studies.
*** OPEN ACCESS ***Akimoto, Daisuke. Miyazaki’s new animated film and its antiwar pacifism: The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu). Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 32, 165-167.
Antononoka, Olga. Blonde is the new Japanese: Transcending race in shōjo manga. Invene, 1.
Aoyama, Tomoko. BL (Boys’ Love) literacy: Subversion, resuscitation, and transformation of the (father’s) text. U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal, 43, 63-84.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ashbaugh, William and Mizushima, Shintarou. “Peace through understanding”: How science-fiction anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00 criticizes US aggression and Japanese passivity. Asia Journal of Global Studies, 5(2), 108-118.
*** OPEN ACCESS*** Birmingham, Elizabeth. Girls’ fantasies, freedom, and brotherly love: Incest narratives in shojo anime. Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, 5,
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Birmingham, Elizabeth. Bringing smexy back: Fangirl production, AMVs, and transgressive sexuality. The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(1), 146-174.
Brenner, Robin. Paper folding, bento, and tea parties: Programs with a manga and anime twist. Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, 41(3), 42-49.
Brienza, Casey. Remembering the future: Cartooning alternative life courses in Up and Future Lovers. Journal of Popular Culture, 46(2), 299-314.
Bryce, Mio and Otani, Kentaro. Reincarnation in manga. International Journal of the Humanities, 9(12), 73-82.
Bye, Susan. Two worlds colliding: Restoring balance in Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’. Screen Education, 71, 102-107.
Chang, Yen-Jung. Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress: A feminine journey with dream-like qualities. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(1), 85-97.
Chao, Tien-Yi. Transmutation of worlds: Adaptation and transformation in Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa. Studies in Comics, 4(1), 159-170.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Chin, Bertha, & Hitchcock Morimoto, Lori. Towards a theory of transcultural fandom. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 7(1), 92-108.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Correa, Marie Deanne Therese. Ghost in the Shell: A cyborg-feminist review of Mamoru Oshii’s animated film. Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, 10(2). 115-119.
Duggan, Anne. The revolutionary undoing of the maiden warrior in Riyoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles and Jacques Demy’s Lady Oscar. Marvels & Tales, 27(1), 34-51.
Fennell, Dana, Fujino, Yuko, Hayden, Bridget, and Liberato, Ana S.Q. Consuming anime. Television & New Media, 14(5), 440-456.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Fermin, Tricia Abigail Santos. Appropriating yaoi and boys love in the Philippines: Conflict, resistance and imaginations through and beyond Japan. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 13(3).
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Friedman, Erica. It’s a woman’s world. Labrys – Etudes Feministes/Estudos Feministas, 23.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Furuhata-Turner, Hamako. Use of comics manga as a learning tool to teach translation of Japanese. The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, 3(2), 72-83.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Fu, Jennifer. For love and money: Professionalism and community in anime and manga artists’ alleys. The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(2), 155-192.
Garcia, Jennifer Ann. The rise in popularity of Japanese culture with American youth: Causes of the “Cool Japan” phenomenon. Japan Studies Review, 17, 121-141.
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Greenhill, Pauline and Kohm, Steven. Hoodwinked! and Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade: Animated “Little Red Riding Hood” films and the Rashomon Effect. Marvels & Tales, 27(1), 89-108.
Gwynne, Joel. Japan, postfeminism and the consumption of sexual(ised) schoolgirls in male-authored contemporary manga. Feminist Theory, 14(3), 325-343.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Haig, Edward and Portes, Gustavo Pereira. Seeking a methodology for the analysis of the influence of anime on Brazilian youth – a post-Jungian approach. MATRIZes: Revista do Programa de Post-Graduacao em Ciencias de Comunicacao da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 7(1), 247-262.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Heinrich, Karen. Cosplay: A transnational fan community? The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(2), 121-140.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Hinton, Perry. The cultural context and social representation: The Japanese schoolgirl in British popular culture. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 31.
Hiramoto, Mie. Hey, you’re a girl? Gendered expressions in the popular anime, Cowboy Bebop. Multilingua, 32(1), 51-78.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ho, Elizabeth. Victorian maids and neo-Victorian labour in Kaoru Mori’s Emma: A Victorian Romance. Neo-Victorian Studies, 6(2), 40-63.
Hourigan, Daniel. Ghost in the Shell 2, technicity and the subject. Film-Philosophy, 17, 51-67.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Hollis, Lachlan. Anime and the real world gendered use of sentence final particles across genres. Griffith Working Papers in Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication, 6, 20-27
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Jacobs, Katrien. Impersonating and performing queer sexuality in the Cosplay zone. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 10(2), 22-45.
Johnson, Keith Leslie. Nihei Tsutomo and the poetics of space: Notes toward a cyberpunk ecology. Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 35, 190-203.
Jones, Anna Maria. The Victorian childhood of manga: Toward a queer theory of the child in Toboso Yana’s Kuroshitsuji. Criticism, 55(1), 1-41.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Kam, Thiam Huat. The common sense that makes the ‘otaku’: Rules for consuming popular culture in contemporary Japan. Japan Forum, 25(2), 151-173.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Kilincarslan, Yasemin. Pattern of the body image in La Maison en Petits Cubes on the basis of milieu and individual relationship. Cinej Cinema Journal, 3(1), 150-161.
Kise, Koichi and Sun, Weihan. Detection of exact and similar partial copies for copyright protection of manga. International Journal on Documentation Analysis and Recognition, 16(4), 331-349.
Kohara, Itsutoshi and Niimi, Ryosuke. The shot length styles of Miyazaki, Oshii, and Honoda: A quantitative analysis. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(2), 163-184.
LaCure, John. CLAMP, the Magic Knights, and Art Nouveau. International Journal of Comic Art, 15(1), 395-407.
Lamarre, Thomas. Cool, creepy, moe: Otaku fictions, discourses, and policies. Diversité Urbaine, 13(1), 131-152.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Lamerichs, Nicolle. The cultural dynamic of doujinshi and cosplay: Local anime fandom in Japan, USA and Europe. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 10(1), 154-176.
Lee, Tiffany. Fan activities from P2P file sharing to fansubs and fan fiction: Motivations, policy concerns, and recommendations. Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, 14(2), 181-198.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Leng, Rachel. Gender, sexuality, and cosplay: A case study of male-to-female crossplay. The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(1), 89-100
Levi, Antonia. The sweet smell of Japan: Anime, manga, and Japan in North America. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 23(1), 3-18.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Li, Carl, Nakamura, Mari and Roth, Martin. Japanese science fiction in converging media: Alienation and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Asiascape Occasional Papers, 6, 1-15.
Lim, Tai Wei. Spirited Away: Conceptualizing a film-based case study through comparative narratives of Japanese ecological and environmental discourses. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(2), 149-162.
Manifold, Marjorie Cohee. Enchanting tales and imagic stories: The educational benefits of fanart making. Art Education, 66(6), 12-19.
McLeod, Ken. Afro-Samurai: Techno-Orientalism and contemporary hip hop. Popular Music, 32(2), 259-275.
Mihailova, Mihaela. The mastery machine. Digital animation and fantasies of control. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(2). 131-148.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Moreno, Judit. Cooperative interaction: Synergy between manga publishing companies and fan activity in Japan. Asiademica: Revista Universitaria de Estudios Sobre Asia Oriental, 2, 45-65.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Murdock, Chelsea. “Draw a circle”: An examination of world Englishes in the Hetalia fandom. The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(2), 11-26.
Nakagawa, Miho. Mamoru Oshii’s production of multilayered space in 2D anime. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(1), 65-83.
Nakanishi, Hisato, Shichijo, Naohiro, Sugi, Masao, Ogata, Taiki, Hara, Tatsunori, & Ota, Jun. Modeling the process of animation production. International Journal of Automation Technology, 7(4), 439-450.
Nakamura, Koji. The representation of Miyazaki’s Whisper of the Heart – Japanese identities combined with Western individualism. Invene, 1, 59-70.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Norris, Craig. A Japanese media pilgrimage to a Tasmanian bakery. Transformative Works and Cultures, 14.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Nozawa, Shunsuke. Characterization. Semiotic Review, 3.
Okabe, Tsugumi. From Sherlock Holmes to “heisei” Holmes: Counter orientalism and post modern parody in Gasho Aoyama’s Detective Conan manga series. International Journal of Comic Art, 15(1), 230-250.
Ortabasi, Melek Su. (Re)animating folklore: Raccoon dogs, foxes, and other supernatural Japanese citizens in Takahata Isao’s Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko. Marvels & Tales, 27(2), 254-275.
Peirson-Smith, Anne. Fashioning the fantastical self: An examination of the cosplay dress-up phenomenon in Southeast Asia. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, 17(1), 77-112.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Penney, Matthew. Miyazaki Hayao’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 11(30).
Piatti-Farnell, Lorna. Blood, biceps, and beautiful Eyes: Cultural representations of masculinity in Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya. The Journal of Popular Culture, 46(6), 1133-1155
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Priest, Michael. Putting it to the fangirls and fanboys: Is Auckland Libraries’ comic book/graphic novel and manga collection meeting customer expectations? The New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal, 53(2).
Rees, Julie. Desire: The influence of Japanese manga. The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, 10(4), 81-91.
Rich, Danielle. The institutionalization of Japanese comics in US public libraries (2000-2010). Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4(1), 134-145.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Ruh, Brian. Producing transnational cult media: Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell in circulation. Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, 5, 1-23.
Shamoon, Deborah. The yokai in the database: Supernatural creatures and folklore in manga and anime. Marvels & Tales, 27(2), 276-289.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Shields, James Mark. Revisioning a Japanese spiritual recovery through manga: Yasukuni and the aesthetics and ideology of Kobayashi Yoshinori’s “Gomanism”. Japan Focus: The Asia-Pacific Journal, 11(47).
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Solanki, Hiren. Excuse me, who are you…and do you speak animese?: The distinctive language of animation. The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(1), 21-36
Suter, Rebecca. Gender bending and exoticism in Japanese girls’ comics. Asian Studies Review, 37(4), 546-558.
*** OPEN ACCESS *** Tague, Andrew. Are Pokemon slaves or willing companions? The Phoenix Papers: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 1(1), 62-72.
Thevenin, Benjamin. Princess Mononoke and beyond: New nature narratives for children. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 4(2), 147-170.
Turner, Simon. Making friends the Japanese way: Exploring yaoi manga fan’s online practices. Invene, 1, 129-148.
Winter, Franz. A “Greek God” in a Japanese new religion: On Hermes in Kofuku-no-Kagaku. Numen: International Review for the History of Religions, 60(4), 420-446.
Wood, Andrea. Drawing disability in Japanese manga: Visual politics, embodied masculinity, and wheelchair basketball in Inoue Takehiko’s REAL. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 37(4), 638-655.
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