Annual Bibliography of Anime and Manga Studies – 2017

This Bibliography is updated continuously/on a rolling basis. Suggestions for additional items to include are always welcome!

[Last updated: April 4, 2018]

New Additions:

Davis, Northrop. Peak TV and anime: Why it matters.

Johnson, Robyn. In the past the Devil has won: Analysis of Seishi Kishimoto’s Satan and Savior in O-Parts Hunter.

Books

Bridges, Rose. Yoko Kanno’s Cowboy Bebop soundtrack. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Daliot-Bul, Michal, & Otmazgin, Nissim. The anime boom in the United States: Lessons for global creative industries. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Essay Collections

McLelland, Mark (Ed.), The end of Cool Japan: Ethical, legal, and cultural challenges to Japanese popular culture. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Berndt, Jaqueline. Manga meets science: Going beyond the education-entertainment divide.
In Reinhold Leinfelder, et al. (Eds.), Science meets comics: Proceedings of the Symposium on Communicating and Designing the Future of Food in the Anthropocene (pp. 41-59). Berlin: Christian A. Bachmann Verlag.

Berndt, Jaqueline. Pictures that come to life: The Hokusai manga
In Hokusai. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria (pp. 21-27).

Buljan, Katharine. Spirituality-struck: Anime and religiou-spiritual devotional practices.
In Carole M. Cusack & Pavol Kosnac (Eds.), Fiction, invention and hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion (pp. 101-118). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chang, Weijung. Exploring the significance of “Japaneseness”: A case study of fujoshi‘s BL fantasies in Taiwan.
In Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, & Jing Jamie Zhao (Eds.), Boys’ Love, cosplay, and androgynous idols: Queer fan cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (pp. 179-194). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Cortes, Reslie. Bleach in color: Unpacking gendered, queered, and raced performances in anime.
In Satoshi Tayosaki & Shinsuke Eguchi (Eds.), Intercultural communication in Japan: Theorizing homogenizing discourse (pp. 86-98). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Craig, Tim, Adams, Mike, Kesslering, Joe, & Iftner, Niko. The Japanese anime industry: Studio Trigger finds its mark.
In Tim Crag (Ed.), Cool Japan: Case studies from Japan’s cultural and creative industries (pp. 151-182). Ashiya, Japan: BlueSky Publishing.

Denison, Rayna. Anime’s star voices: Voice actor (seiyu) performance and stardom in Japan.
In Tom Whittaker & Sarah Wriged (Eds.), Locating the voice in film: Critical approaches and global practices (pp. 101-118). New York: Oxford University Press.

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Disher, Thomas, Jett, Jacob, & Lee, Jin Ha. Investigating the status of anime collections in public libraries.
In Wjatscheslaw Sterzer (Ed.), iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 561-567). Grandville, MI: iSchools.

Hayashi, Naoto, & Yamada, Masashi. A perceptual study of robot design in the Japanese robot anime series, “Mobile Suit Gundam”.
In WongJoo Chun & Cliff Sungsoo Shin (Eds.), Advances in affective and pleasurable design (pp. 139-145). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Heise, Ursula K. Environment, technology, and modernity in contemporary Japanese animation.
In Steven Hartman (Ed.), Contesting environmental imaginaries: Nature and counternature in a time of global change (pp. 117-135). Amsterdam: Brill.

Ito, Mizuko. Ethics of fansubbing in anime’s hybrid public culture.
In Jonathan Gray, Cornell Sandvoss, & C. Lee Harrington (Eds.), Fandom: Identities and communities in a mediated world, Second Edition (pp. 333-353). New York: New York University Press.

Josephy-Hernandez, Daniel E. Fansubbing hentai anime: Users, distribution, censorship and ethics.
In David Orrego-Carmona & Yvonne Lee (Eds.), Non-professional subtitling (pp. 171-198). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kern, Adam L. East Asian comix: Intermingling Japanese manga and Euro-American comics.
In Frank Bramlett, Roy T. Cook, & Aaron Meskin (Eds.), The Routledge companion to comics (pp. 106-115). New York: Routledge.

Malecki, Grzegorz. Different notions of fatherhood in anime series Naruto and in the first part of Karl Ove Knausgard’s autobiographical novel My Struggle.
In Anna Pilinska (Ed.), Fatherhood in contemporary discourse: Focus on fathers (pp. 206-216). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Martin, Fran. Girls who love Boys’ Love: BL as goods to think with in Taiwan (with a revised and updated coda).
In Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, & Jing Jamie Zhao (Eds.), Boys’ Love, cosplay, and androgynous idols: Queer fan cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (pp. 195-220). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Mazur, Dan, & Danner, Alexander. The international graphic novel.
In Stephen E. Tabachnik (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel (pp. 58-79). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Miller, Lucy J. Ishihara Shintaro’s manga moral panic: The homogenizing rhetoric of Japanese nationalism.
In Satoshi Tayosaki & Shinsuke Eguchi (Eds.), Intercultural communication in Japan: Theorizing homogenizing discourse (pp. 145-158). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Nakamura, Konoyu. Archetypal images in Japanese anime: Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers).
In Elizabeth Brodersen & Michael Glock (Eds.), Jungian perspectives on rebirth and renewal: Phoenix rising (pp. 207-218). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Nobis, James. Lolicon: Adolescent fetishization in Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako.
In Mark Heidermann & Brittany Tullis (Eds.), Picturing childhood: Youth in transnational comics (pp. 148-162). Austin: University of Texas Press.

Oberprantacher, Andreas. Living in a state of abandonment: The anime Vexille’s supplementary apocalypse.
In Jeremiah L. Alberg (Ed.), Apocalypse deferred: Girard and Japan (pp. 136-148). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Occhi, Debra. Where Japanese and Occidental cultural conceptualisations meet: Reading manga which anthropomorphise nations as kyara ‘characters’ through the lens of cultural linguistics.
In Farzad Shafijian (Ed.), Advances in cultural linguistics (pp. 561-572). Singapore: Springer Nature.

Oosawa, Shizuka, & Yamada, Masashi. Impression of characters in the Japanese magical girl metaseries “Pretty Cure”.
In WongJoo Chun & Cliff Sungsoo Shin (Eds.), Advances in affective and pleasurable design (pp. 165-170). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

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Peres, Catia, Corte-Real, Eduardo, & Estela Graca, Maria. Strange creatures – physiology of characters in Spirited Away.
In Proceedings, CONFIA 2017: 5th International Conference on Illustration and Animation (pp. 332-345). Barcelos, Portugal: Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave.

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Ristola, Jacqueline. Blood, sweat, ink and tears: Exploitation of labour in the Japanese animation industry.
In Mark P. Thomas, Jordan House, & Loren March (Eds.) Symposium
Proceedings: GLRC Graduate Student Symposium 2016 (pp. 85-93). Toronto: Global Labour Research Centre.

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Shuhail, Maitha, & Koshy, Swapna. The UAE’s tryst with anime: An evaluation.
In Ulkter Ogutveren, Eva Frydkova, & Valentina Mihaela Pomazan (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Humanities and Management (ICHM-17) (pp. 109-112).

Theisen, Nicholas A. Manga studies: A history.
In Matthew J. Smith & Randy Duncan (Eds.), The secret origins of comics studies (pp. 190-201). New York: Routledge.

Yagi, Chiemi, & Pierce, Philip L. Imagination, anime, and Japanese tourism abroad.
In Philip L. Pearce & Mao-Ying Wu (Eds.) The world meets Asian tourists (pp. 267-286). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Yang, Ling. “The world of Grand Union”: Engendering trans/nationalism via Boys’ Love in online Chinese Hetalia fandom.
In Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, & Jing Jamie Zhao (Eds.), Boys’ Love, cosplay, and androgynous idols: Queer fan cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (pp. 45-62). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Yang, Ling, & Xu, Yanrui. Chinese danmei fandom and cultural globalization from below.
In Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, & Jing Jamie Zhao (Eds.), Boys’ Love, cosplay, and androgynous idols: Queer fan cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (pp. 3-19). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Journal Articles

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Allison, Brent. Japanese animation as moral instruction: A Bourdieusian perspective of rural aspiring teachers’ and urban anime fans’ instrumentalist pedagogies. Urbana: Urban Affairs & Public Policy, 18, 16-25.

Baudinette, Thomas. Japanese gay men’s attitudes towards ‘gay manga’ and the problem of genre. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, 3(1), 59-72.

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Berndt, Jaqueline. Reflections: Writing comics into art history in contemporary Japan. Journal of Art History, 86(1), 67-74.

Carew, Anthony. The fullness of time: The anime films of Mamoru Hosoda. Metro, 193, 136-143.

Chan, Leo Tak-hung. Imitation as translation: From Western theories of parody to Japanese postmodern pastiches. Perspectives: Studies in Translation Theory and Practice, 25(2), 214-216.
[Saiyuki]

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Chan, Yee Han, & Wong, Ngan Ling. Learning Japanese through anime. Journal of Language Teaching & Research, 8(3), 485-495.

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Chan, Yee Han, & Wong, Ngan Ling. The use of anime in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. The Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, 5(2), 68-78.

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Chan, Yee Han, Wong, Ngan-Ling, & Ng, Lee-Luan. Japanese language students’ perception of using anime as a teaching tool. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics: A Journal of First and Second Language Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 93-104.

Cheung, Kelly, & O’Sullivan, Kerry-Ann. ‘Big fans’, ‘experts’, and those ‘in need of a challenge’: Teacher attitudes to ‘manga and anime kids’ in the Secondary English classroom. English in Australia, 52(2), 28-38.

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Close, Samantha. Moon prism power!: Censorship as adaptation in the case of Sailor Moon. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 14(1), 264-281.

Cornevin, Vanessa, & Forceville, Charles. From metaphor to allegory: The Japanese manga Afuganisu-tan. Metaphor and the Social World, 7(2), 235-251.

Daliot-Bul, Michal. What will you do if the wind rises: Dialectical cinema by Miyazaki Hayao. Asian Studies Review, 41(4), 562-576.
[The Wind Rises]

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Danesin, Maxime. Beyond time & culture: The revitalisation of Old Norse literature and history in Yukimura Makoto’s Vinland Saga. Mutual Images, 2, 185-217.

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Dasgupta, Arnab. “We are the world itself”: The construction of “good” citizenship and deviations from it in Ergo Proxy. International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 13(2), 73-91.

Davis, Northrop. Peak TV and anime: Why it matters. International Journal of Comic Art, 19(2), 311-340.

Delgado-Algarra, Emilio-Jose. Comics as an educational resource in the teaching of social science: Socio-historical commitment and values in Tezuka’s manga. Cultura y Educación: Culture and Education, 29(4), 848-862.

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Dong, Lan. Autobiography, documentary, and history in comics: The Four Immigrants Manga and Citizen 13360. The Journal of Comics and Culture, 2, 3-28.

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Drummond-Matthews, Angela, & Scally, Deborah. Hiroshima to 3.11: Manga and anime in the aftermath of tragedy. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 304-313.

Fabbretti, Matteo. Manga scanlation for an international readership: The role of English as a lingua franca. The Translator, 23(4), 456-473.

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Fahmi, Marwa Essam Eldin. Fantasy chronotope in two animated children’s films: Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001). Studies in Literature and Language, 14(1), 28-38.

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Filimon, Luiza-Maria. Dolls, offsprings, and automata: Analyzing the posthuman experience in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 17(1), 45-66.

Fraser, Lucy, & Monden, Masafumi. The maiden switch: New possibilities for understanding Japanese shojo manga (girls’ comics). Asian Studies Review, 41(4), 544-561.

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Friedman, Erica. On defining yuri. Transformative Works and Cultures, 24.

Germer, Andrea, & Yoshioka, Shiro. Romantic love and the ‘housewife trap’: A gendered reading of The Cat ReturnsJapanese Studies, 37(2), 247-263.

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Griffis, Emily. Predator vs. prey: The human monstrosity in Attack on Titan. Digital Literature Review, 4, 153-165.

Hammonds, Kyle A., & Hammonds, Garret. Seeing with shinigami eyes: Death Note as a case study in narrative, naming and control. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 95-107.

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Hartman, Emma. Tradition vs. innovation and the creatures in Spirited Away. Digital Literature Review, 4, 104-116.

Hartzheim, Brian Hikari. Toriko’s database world. International Journal of Comic Art, 19(1), 499-525.

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Hernandez Perez, Manuel. “Thinking of Spain in a flat way”: Visiting Spain and Spanish cultural heritage through contemporary Japanese anime. Mutual Images, 3, 43-69.
[Crayon Shin-chan, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia, Sound of the Sky]

Hills, Matt. Transnational cult and/as neoliberalism: The liminal economies of anime fansubbers. Transnational Cinemas, 8(1), 80-94.

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Hirota, Daichi. Presence of Baudelaire in today’s Japanese manga: The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana, 2009-2014) by Shizo Oshimi. AmeriQuests: Narrative, Law and Society, 13(1), 34-43.

Ishigami, Akiko, et al. Delivering knowledge of stroke to parents through their children using a manga for stroke education in elementary school. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 26(2), 431-437.

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Johnson, Robyn. In the past the Devil has won: Analysis of Seishi Kishimoto’s Satan and Savior in O-Parts Hunter. International Journal of Comic Art, 19(2), 124-147.

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Josephy-Hernandez, Daniel E. The translation of graphemes in anime in its original and subtitled versions. TranscUlturAl: A Journal of Translation and Cultural Studies, 9(1), 78-104.

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Jude, Gretchen. On manga, mimetics, and the feeling of (reading a) language: Toward a situated translational practiceCapacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry1(1), 35-51.

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Kakihara, Satoko. ‘I like you’: Desire for the alien other in FLCL. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 17(2).

Karpati, Andrea, et al., Collaboration in visual culture learning communities: Towards a synergy of individual and collective creative practice. The International Journal of Art & Design Education, 36(2), 164-175.

Lee, Laura. Wonderland recursion: Versailles as Japan’s imaginary playground. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 21(1), 100-108.
[Rose of Versailles]

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Lefevre, Pascal. What if the Japanese could alter WW2? – A case study of Kawaguchi’s manga series Zipang. Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art, 3(1), 3-27.

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Loriguillo-Lopez, Antonio. Crowdfunding Japanese commercial animation: Collective financing experiences in animeInternational Journal on Media Management19(2), 182-195.

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Lee, Sung-Ae, Tan, Fengxia, & Stephens, John. Film adaptation, global film techniques, and cross-cultural viewing. International Research in Children’s Literature, 10(1), 1-19.
[Umimachi Diary]

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Li, Carl K. How does the radiation make you feel? The emotional criticism of nuclear power in the science fiction manga Coppelion. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics8(1), 33-45.

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Mahmutovic, Adnan, & Nunes, Denise. Maxime miranda in minimis: Swarm consciousness in Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, 9(1).

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Matsui, Yusuke, et al. Sketch-based manga retrieval using Manga109 dataset. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 76(20), 21811-21838.

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McLelland, Mark. Governmentality and fan resistance in the Japan pop culture sphere. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 14(1), 218-234.
[Puni Puni Poemy]

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Miller, Lucy. Access and the construction of fan identity: Industry images of anime fandom. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 14(1), 49-66.

Moscato, Derek. Fukushima fallout in Japanese manga: The Oishinbo controversy through the lens of Habermas’ discourse ethics. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 41(4), 382-402.

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Nguyen, Kathy. Body upload 2.0: Downloadable cosmetic [re]birth. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 17(1), 25-44.

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Nguyen, Kathy. Wired:: Ghosts in the s[hell]. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, 17(1).
[Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Serial Experiments Lain]

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Oda, Tomoko. Alternative narratives of Japan in contemporary media: Kobayashi Yoshinori’s Sensoron. Mutual Images, 3, 26-42.

Owj, Sara. Portrayal of massacre: A comparative study between the works of Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and Fumiyo Kono. International Journal of Comic Art, 479-498.

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Palumbo, Favio, & Calabro, Domenica Gisella. Japanese pop culture, identification, and socialization: The case of an Italian web-community. Mutual Images, 2, 137-184.

Payne, Rachel, Howard, Jocelyn, & Ogino, Masayoshi. An exploration of the role of anime and manga as stimuli for secondary students studying Japanese. The New Zealand Language Teacher, 43, 24-40.

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Pelc, Yoshimi M. Achieving the copyright equilibrium: How fair use law can protect Japanese parody and dojinshi. Southwestern Journal of International Law, 23(2), 397-421.

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Peres, Catia. Out of gravity: Physics in animation and in the films of Hayao MiyazakiAnimation Studies12.

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Perez, Manuel Hernandez, Carstorphine, Kevin, & Stephens, Darren. Cartoons vs. manga movies: A brief history of anime in the UK. Mutual Images, 2, 5-43.

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Pop, Doru. The ghost in the cinema machine. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 17(2), 9-24
[Ghost in the Shell]

Pratama, Wahyudi, Suprayitno, & Adi, Danendro. Development of Japanese comic as an illustration and cultural ideology propaganda. Advance Science Letters, 23(1), 217-219.

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Ray, Adam, Plante, Courtney N., Reysen, Stephen, Roberts, Sharon E., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Psychological needs predict fanship and fandom in anime fans. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 56-68.

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Reysen, Stephen, Plante, Courtney N., Roberts, Sharon E., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Accuracy of perceived prejudice toward one’s fan group. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 122-129.

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Reysen, Stephen, Plante, Courtney N., Roberts, Sharon E., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Anime fans to the rescue: Evidence of Daniel Wann’s team identification-social psychological health model. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 237-247.

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Reysen, Stephen, Plante, Courtney N., Roberts, Sharon E., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Anime genre preferences and paranormal beliefs. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 25-32.

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Reysen, Stephen, Plante, Courtney N., Roberts, Sharon E., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Optimal distinctiveness needs as predictors of identification in the anime fandom. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 25-32.

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Reysen, Stephen, Katzarska-Miller, Iva, Plante, Courtney N., Roberts, Sharon E., & Gerbasi, Kathleen C. Examination of anime content and associations between anime consumption, genre preferences, and ambivalent sexism. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 285-303.

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Reysen, Stephen, et al. Routes to fandom discovery and expression of fan identity in furry, anime, and fantasy sports fans. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 373-384.

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Ristola, Jacqueline. Realist film theory and Flowers of Evil: Exploring the philosophical possibilities of rotoscoped animationAnimation Studies12.
[Winner of the Society for Animation Studies 2017 Maureen Furniss Award for Best Student Paper on Animated Media]

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Rivera Rusca, Renato. The discourse of the sci-fi fan civil war of 1980 as seen in anime magazines. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 314-326.

Robertson, Wesley C. He’s more katakana than kanji: Indexing identity and self-presentation through script selection in Japanese manga (comics). Journal of Sociolinguistics, 21(4), 497-520.

Russell, John G. Replicating the white self and other: Skin color, racelessness, gynoids, and the construction of whiteness in Japan. Japanese Studies, 37(1), 23-48.

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Santiago Iglesias, Jose Andres. Dragon Ball popularity in Spain compared to current delocalized models of consumption: How Dragon Ball developed from a regionally-based complex system into a nationwide social phenomenon. Mutual Images, 2, 110-136.

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Sirin Okyauz, Ayse. Examining the translation and scanlation of the manga Naruto into Turkish from a translator’s perspective. International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies, 5(3), 161-173.

Steinberg, Marc. Media mix mobilization: Social media and Yo-Kai Watch. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 12(3), 244-258.

Suan, Stevie. Anime’s performativity: Diversity through conventionality in a global media-form. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 12(1), 62-79.

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Suvilay, Buonthavy. The anime VHS home video market in France. Mutual Images, 2, 82-109.

Swale, Alistair. Memory and forgetting: Examining the treatment of traumatic historical memory in Grave of the Fireflies and The Wind RisesJapan Forum29(4), 518-536.

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Tarbox, Jonathan. The rise of anime and manga fan conventions in the Saudi Arabian peninsula. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 78-83.

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Thompson, Kimberly D. The cross-cultural power of yuri: Riyoko Ikeda’s queer rhetorics of place-making in The Rose of Versailles. Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, 19(2), 301-320.

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Thornton-Gibson, Katherine. Ukiyo-e, World War II, and Walt Disney: The influences on Tezuka Osamu’s development of the modern world of anime and manga. The Phoenix Papers: A Journal of Fandom and Neomedia Studies, 3(1), 344-356.

Tung, Vincent Wing Sun, Lee, Suna, & Hudson, Simon. The potential of anime for destination marketing: Fantasies, otaku, and the kidult segment. Current Issues in Tourism (forthcoming).

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Ursini, Francesco-Alessio. David Bowie’s influence on Jojo’s Bizarre AdventureThe Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 7.

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Ursini, Francesco-Alessio. Themes, focalization and the flow of information: The case of Shingeki no Kyojin. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 7.
[Attack on Titan]

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Vernon, Alice. Colossal bodies: Re-imagining the human anatomy in Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 8(5), 480-493.

Wang, Shujen. The cloud, online piracy, and global copyright governance. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(3), 270-286.

Ward, Sarah. Be careful what you wish for: Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. Metro, 193, 44-49.

Watanabe, Takehiro. Debts of redemption: Usury manga and the morality of money in contemporary Japan. Positions: Asia Critique, 25(3), 565-593.

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Watson, Matthew. Translation studies: Shifts in domestication and foreignisation in translating Japanese manga and anime (Part One). Bulletin of Kagoshima Junshin Junior College, 47, 129-137.

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