The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917

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Stone Bridge Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 867 pages
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Bigger and better! Our first edition rocked the anime world with its in-depth entries on anime famous and obscure and its superb index/film finder. Now this fantastic book is 40 percent larger--with all-new entries on hundreds of anime released after 2001, updates on older entries, and over fifty thousand words on anime creators (like Tezuka and Otomo) and genres ("Early Anime," "Science Fiction and Robots," etc.). An absolute must-have for every anime shelf!

"If I only had space on my overcrowded shelf for one book on anime, this would be it. If I had no space on my shelf I'd select two books at random and drop them into the bin, just to make room-- it's that indispensable."-- Paul Jacques, Anime on DVD

"While you may not agree with their opinons on a given anime, they are informative and entertaining, especially when skewering a really bad anime." -- Frames Per Second

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User Review  - tomxtobin - LibraryThing

When I first read about this tome, I was fairly excited; anime remains one of my primary obsessions, and the Anime Encyclopedia seemed to be the definitive reference work on the subject. When I ... Read full review

The anime encyclopedia: a guide to Japanese animation since 1917

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This revised and expanded edition documents nearly a century of anime history. Editors Clements (former editor,Manga Max magazine) and McCarthy (The Anime Movie Guide ) have integrated an additional ... Read full review


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Music in Anime 433 645
False Friends 190 527 World Masterpiece

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About the author (2006)

Jonathan Clements is the former editor of Manga Max magazine, and the translator of dozens of anime, including Samurai Gold, Slow Step and Plastic Little. He has been awarded the Japan Festival Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture. Helen McCarthy is the former editor of Anime UK and Manga Mania magazines, and the author of The Anime Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. She has been awarded the Japan Festival Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture.

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