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Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

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This book is an inter-disciplinary study of the subject of anime, a popular form of Japanese animation. Using a variety of research methods and spanning a period of nine years including intensive fieldwork conducted in Japan and other parts of Asia, the study aims to provide an alternative account of the growth of the medium-genre particularly from an Asian perspective.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by University of Washington Press (first published February 1st 2010)
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Apr 22, 2016 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: academic
Overall: informative

Things I liked:
- a lot of academic references in this book; I though anime or animation films in general lacked scholarly resources compared to other films--I was wrong.
- the last chapter where the author explore the position of Japanese anime in Asia; the author's discussion on the relationship between Japanese and Chinese animation was an interesting read

Things I wanted to see more:
- more of the author's voice; the book was very informative but I think the author's voice co
May 28, 2015 Ta0paipai rated it liked it
Hu's book reads like an eclectic collection of essays that brims with interesting tidbits from anime related histories and culture. The book's main fault lies in Hu's habit of beating around the bush, constantly framing and explaining what he will cover or what the "chapter's primary focus is. Just get to it already! There are also some factual inaccuracies like the claim manga is behind "every" anime adaption today. Or referring to GTO's popular anime and film adaptions without mentioning the ...more
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