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The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Here is the long-awaited, biggest guide ever, the absolute must-have for every fan, collector, library, and video-store browser. Included are over 2,000 Japanese animation films-from today's "PokA(c)mon," "Tenchi Muyo, "and "Sailor Moon" to the classic "Tetsuwan Atomu" ("Astro Boy") and little-known artistic gems like the anime life of Mozart-with key personnel, running ti ...more
Paperback, 545 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Stone Bridge Press
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mark monday
Feb 15, 2017 mark monday is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guidebooks
Anime is one of my favorite things so I've been considering off and on whether to buy the hardcover or kindle version of this book. My main experience is with anime films; tv anime is a more recent love, thanks to services like Hulu and Crunchyroll (and of course torrents, but shhh), so I've wanted to arm myself with a good reference tool. I'm glad I didn't choose the actual book and its high price tag because this has been a bit of a disappointment so far. I've read better reviews on websites l ...more
Lucian Bordei
Oct 08, 2015 Lucian Bordei rated it did not like it
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Jonah's review already summarized one of the main failures of this book; the writers are shamefully ignorant pseudo-intellectuals trying to review anime from the perspective of ~animation experts~ despite lacking the most basic knowledge of it. Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements are, putting it simply, emperors with no clothing; they made their way into "anime academia" by simply having the right connections, but their critical input is ultimately less valuable or honest than even that of the ...more
While I love my encylopedia to tatters, I will give the average reader some warnings about this book & a bit of history. In the past this encyclopedia was a bit lambasted for having a ratings scale, which not all fans agreed upon. (Because hey... just because I think that one anime is terrible doesn't mean that it actually is.) Then there were "weasel words" tucked into other reviews, which was far from being as unbiased as an encyclopedia should be. (I have to admit, I didn't see them until ...more
Indah Threez Lestari
Ensiklopedi ini sangat cocok jadi primbon para anime-otaku, meskipun data terbaru hanya sampai tahun 2005 (tentu saja, kalau mau update terus setiap saat mendingan langganan majalah Newtype atau majalah lokal Animonster sekalian). Buat mereka yang awam anime, buku ini bisa menambah wawasan dan pengetahuan agar tidak menganggap animasi hanya tontonan bagi anak-anak.

Industri anime sudah menjadi industri raksasa di Jepang, hingga pangsa pasarnya bukan hanya anak-anak dan remaja, tapi juga dewasa.
Dec 08, 2011 Jonah rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned-books
From the wikipedia entry on the encyclopedia: Generally speaking, unlike dictionary entries, which focus on linguistic information about words, encyclopedia articles focus on factual information to cover the thing or concept for which the article name stands.

Indeed, factual information is what I was expecting, and it was the reason I purchased this tome, sight-unseen, from amazon some time ago. What I found instead are biased, snide capsule reviews.

I understand how touchy fans get about things l
Jul 23, 2013 L rated it liked it
Clements is not shy about sharing his opinions of the entries.
Clements, J., & McCarthy, H. (2001, September 1). The anime encyclopedia: A guide to japanese animation since 1917. New York, NY: Stone Bridge Press.

Citation by: Ashley D. Brown
Type of Reference: Encyclopedia
Call Number: NC1766 .J3 C53 2001

Brief description:
An expansive encyclopedia of more than 2000 anime films and TV series. Each entry includes a short synopsis of the anime feature, commentary, details about the creative staff, and comments on the work’s significance to anime history. A bi
Jul 30, 2015 Shadowjac rated it it was amazing
This is a very useful book if you want to know the Japanese and English name of every anime ever. This book is also useful for knowing how long a series is and how many OVAs a series has. The only problem with this book I have is the author hating on classic series like Cutie Honey, or very important anime achievements such as Shojo Tsubaki.
Joel Julian
Jun 23, 2014 Joel Julian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wide range of information on quite literally, EVERY anime up until 2006. Feature Lengths, series, OVA's, specials, shorts ect... even the ones you don't really want to know about. My only qualm is that it's now quite a few years out of date. It's taken a while but I think another revised edition was released just this year.
Asher Riley
Mar 11, 2014 Asher Riley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extremely informative, highly enjoyable read. If you are a die hard Anime fan, than this is the must own book of your life. Filled with a lifetime's worth of information and stocked chock full of 1000's of fun to read entries on Anime films, directors, studios and important events and happenings in Anime's past and present. Overall, I highly recommend this book.
Apr 11, 2011 Ian rated it really liked it
I've naturally not read it from cover to cover, it's an encyclopaedia. However, the use I've had from it, in my eyes, counts as read.

It's a great read and very informative; however, it's not a cover to cover book. Reference only.
Oct 04, 2016 Brady rated it liked it
I didn't actually "read" this from start to finish; I used it more as a reference, and in that sense, it does the job well enough.
Eric Orchard
Aug 14, 2012 Eric Orchard rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Fascinating to flip through the synopsis of many anime I've never even heard of.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Date of first consultation approximate. I received this as a gift at one point.
Brendan  McAuliffe
Lots of stuff I didn't know about
Mar 30, 2010 Harris marked it as to-read
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Jonathan Clements is an author, translator, biographer and scriptwriter. His non-fiction works include biographies of Confucius, Marco Polo, Mao Zedong, Koxinga and Qin Shihuangdi. He also writes for NEO magazine and is the co-author of encyclopedias of anime and Japanese television dramas.
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