Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon
The book Warriors of Legend is one of the first of its kind, using a specific Japanese anime/manga series- the megahit Sailor Moon- to teach about Japan. Neophytes to Japan studies will find Warriors of Legend an accessible way to learn about this fascinating country. Those who know quite a lot about Japan already will find their understanding enhanced by the way the book analyzes the nuances of Tokyo's history and Japanese society. The book also argues that Sailor Moon is a unique series in that it was both internationally popular and strongly structured by the culture of the city of Tokyo and post-Economic Bubble Japan.
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Review: Warriors of Legend : Reflections of Japan in Sailor MoonUser Review - LauraRose - Goodreads
Fascinating book, but shoddy writing - at times it felt like I was reading someone's unpolished thesis. Nonetheless, worth a perusal or three, particularly for fans of Sailor Moon looking for a deeper cultural understanding of the series. Read full review
Review: Warriors of Legend : Reflections of Japan in Sailor MoonUser Review - Jessalyn Herreria - Goodreads
This book provided some really good information about the contextual background of Sailor Moon. It made me want to re-watch the anime and re-read the manga. However, I felt that there was a lack of organization within the book and that more information could have been provided. Read full review