In a civil war, half of humanity has been wiped out, and Zeon's army of Zaku mobile suits have been the decisive weapon. With the Federation's first Gundam out of action, civilian Amuro Ray miraculously stumbles on a second unit. Now, in control of a machine with unparalleled destructive power, will Amuro's actions save the colony's survivors or destroy them?
Passionate fans of anime and manga, known in Japan as otaku and active around the world, play a significant role in the creation and interpretation of this pervasive popular culture. Routinely appropriating and remixing favorite characters, narratives, imagery, and settings, otaku take control of the anime characters they consume. Fanthropologies—the fifth volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga—focuses on fans, fan activities, and the otaku phenomenon. The zones of activity discussed in these essays range from fan-subs (fan-subtitled versions of anime and manga) and copyright issues to gender and nationality in fandom, dolls, and other forms of consumption that fandom offers. Individual pieces include a remarkable photo essay on the emerging art of cosplay photography; an original manga about an obsessive doll-fan; and a tour of Akihabara, Tokyo's discount electronics shopping district, by a scholar disguised as a fuzzy animal. Contributors: Madeline Ashby; Jodie Beck, McGill U; Christopher Bolton, Williams College; Naitō Chizuko, Otsuma U; Ian Condry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Martha Cornog; Kathryn Dunlap, U of Central Florida; Ōtsuka Eiji, Kobe Design U; Gerald Figal, Vanderbilt U; Patrick W. Galbraith, U of Tokyo; Marc Hairston, U of Texas at Dallas; Marilyn Ivy, Columbia U; Koichi Iwabuchi, Waseda U; Paul Jackson; Amamiya Karin; Fan-Yi Lam; Thomas Lamarre, McGill U; Paul M. Malone, U of Waterloo; Anne McKnight, U of Southern California; Livia Monnet, U of Montreal; Susan Napier, Tufts U; Kerin Ogg; Timothy Perper; Eron Rauch; Brian Ruh, Indiana U; Nathan Shockey, Columbia U; Marc Steinberg, Concordia U; Jin C. Tomshine, U of California, San Francisco; Carissa Wolf, North Dakota State U.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 67. Chapters: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Dual Story: G-Unit, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO, Turn A Gundam, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Gundam Evolve, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Special Edition, Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition, Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Astray, After War Gundam X, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray, Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Episode Zero, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Alive, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: The Edge, Gundam Thoroughbred, Gundam Ace, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Club Yonkoma, After War Gundam X: Under the Moonlight, Mobile Suit Gundam Ecole du Ciel, Double-Fake: Under the Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Blue Destiny, Respect Gundam. Excerpt: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Kid Senshi Gandamu Daburu, Mobile Suit Gundam Double-O) is the eleventh incarnation of Sunrise's long-running Gundam franchise consisting of two seasons. It is directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Y suke Kuroda, and features character designs by Yun K ga. The twenty-five episode season was officially announced by Sunrise during a 15-second trailer on June 2, 2007. The series aired on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 5, 2007 to March 29, 2008. On July 13, 2008, a trailer announcing a second twenty-five episode season was aired. The...
"This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics, narratology, and semiotics. Despite this diversity of approaches all academics from these respective fields of study agree that manga pose a peculiarly contemporary appeal that transcends the limitation imposed by traditional approaches to the study and teaching of history. The representation of history via manga in Japan has a long and controversial historiographical dimension. Thereby manga and by extension graphic art in Japanese culture has become one of the world's most powerful modes of expressing contemporary historical verisimilitude. The strategy of combining the narrative elements of writing with graphic art, the extensive narrative story-manga and its Western equivalent of the graphic novel, reflects the relatively new soft power of 'global' media, which have the potential to display history in previously unimagined ways. Boundaries of space and time in manga become as permeable as societies and cultures across the world. Each of the articles in this book investigates the authorship of history by looking at various different attempts to render Japanese history through the popular cultural media of the story-manga. As Carol Gluck, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Susan Napier and others have shown, it has never been easyto encapsulate the complex narrative of emperor-based cyclical Japanese historical periods. The contributors to this volume elaborate how manga and by extension graphic art rewrites, reinvents and re-imagines the historicity and dialectic of bygone epochs in postwar/contemporary Japan. "--
Mistrust and a suspicion of treachery spreads through the halls of the White Base and begins control the crew. Amuro is leaving desertion of the White Base has his friends divided between those who feel that he has been pushed too far and those who feel that he is a traitor. After Amuro stumbles into a nearby town in need of food and water, Ranba Ral and his men show up. Will there be a showdown?
Speculative science fiction, with its underlying socio-political dialogue, represents an important intersection of popular culture and public discourse. As a pop culture text, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers critical commentary on contemporary issues, marking a moment of interplay whereby author and audience come together in what Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin called collaborative meaning making. This book critically examines the series as a voice in the political dialogues concerning human cloning, torture, just war theory, peace and drone warfare.
Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution
Author: Frederik L. Schodt
Pubpsher: Stone Bridge Press
Category: Performing Arts
The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is examined through his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic series featuring a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s role in it is a road map to understanding the development of new media in Japan and the United States. Topics include Tezuka’s life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact. Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He often served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.
One of the biggest anime/manga properties of all time returns with the release of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. A longtime hit of the Cartoon Network, Gundam Wing remains one of the most recognized Japanese titles in recent history spinning off a number of movie, books, and model kit collections. "The Glory of Losers" retells the original WING story by incorporating elements of the anime and its recent light novel adaptations. Following the actions of five fighters and their mobile suits (large robots made for destruction), Gundam Wing is a heavily political, dramatic action work that is centered around a war between Earth and its surrounding colonies in space.