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|Title||Anime Essentials: Every Thing A Fan Needs To Know|
|Description||Anime is Japanese animation...an avant-grade artistic medium and a pop culture phenomenon, with hundreds of millions of fans and just as many opinions on what it's all about
If you're new to Japanese animation, you're beginning to understand that it's a lot more than Sailor Moon and Pokémon: there's drama and comedy, gender-bending and culture tweaking, complex characters and giant robots—sometimes all in the same movie!
Anime's not just entertainment: it's a whole culture, with clubs, codes, conventions, and collectibles.
Even if you're a seasoned fan, you probably still have questions about navigating this enjoyably infuriating terrain. How did it all start? What's the deal with fanzines? Where can I find the stuff I want right now? What's the difference between Fushigi Yugi and Mysterious Play, anyway?
Relax, young otaku. Gilles Poitras is here to help.
Anime Essentials: Every Thing A Fan Needs To Know includes:
plus the best books, magazines, and web sites
plus the 41 must-see anime titles (with advisories!)
plus over 100 clips and photographs
Whether you're a curious beginner or an obsessed connoisseur, this book is absolutely...
|Dedication||"This book is dedicated to all the anime fans who have stayed up nights discussing the significance of the Macross Valkyrie transformation..."|
|Book Dimensions||Width: 7.0″|
|Depth: 0.38″ (3/8″)|
|Contents||Introduction, ten (10) chapters, Subject Index|
|Book Design||© 1991 Gainax/Youmex|
|Published||December 01, 2000|
|Publisher||Stone Bridge Press (www.stonebridge.com)|
|Copyright||© 2001 by Gilles Poitras|
|Printed in||United States of America|
|Book Format||Paperback, Library Binding|
|Quoted Reviews||"Advice on how to become an obsessed fan by an obsessed fan." Robert Woodhead, AnimEigo
"Gilles Poitras's enthusiasm is infectious, and his librarian's eye for all the fascinating details that make anime distinctly Japanese is the perfect entrance into what can seem like a mysterious world." Corey Oser, Northern California Japan Society
"When Gilles's first book 'The Anime Companion', came out, I was blown away by the vast amount of information that he wasn't telling us at our regular anime club meetings in Berkeley. He gave me the first autographed copy. Wow! And now he's got a new book? Maybe he can sign this one too, and I can sell it on eBay. But just his signature I mean. I'd never sell this book. Its information is just too darn valuable." Ryan Omega, Author of 'Anime Trivia Quizbook'
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|Other||Gilles Poitras lines in San Francisco Bay Area, and has degrees in Library Science and Religious Studies. He maintains several anime-related web pages and is a frequent contributor to anime magazines and newsletters. He is the author of The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation?|
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"Some X-rated anime are based not on manga but on pornographic video games. Several tasteful erotic manga in Japan are made by and for women, so there is a very non-Western, non-male-centered view of the erotic that enters into some of the stories, and from there into anime." (Poitras, 2001, p.51)