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A Gathering of Spirits: Japan's Ghost Story Tradition: From Folklore and Kabuki to Anime and Manga

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"Prepare for a sampling of Japanese ghosts and spirits, from sources that include the world's oldest novel, the urban legends of contemporary Japanese schoolchildren, movies both classic and modern, anime, manga, and more." For hundreds of years Japan has lived in a reality consisting of the real world and the spirit world; sometimes the wall between the two worlds gets th ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published June 29th 2011 by iUniverse (first published June 1st 2011)
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Emma
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Anime fans
I found I was a tad misled by the back-cover summary: "movies both classic and modern, anime, manga and more." I suppose I was looking for a book jam-packed with new information, featuring Asian - specifically, Japanese - horror and ghost stories, and recommendations of things I haven't heard of yet. There are many things in here I have not yet been exposed to, it is true. And the first couple chapters did deal with some enjoyably traditional Japanese ghost legends, BUT, the rest of the 200+ odd ...more
Domini Phillips
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own, paranormal
So many things wrong with this book. I can't even put it into words. Just no. Go watch them animes or read the manga, you will enjoy it so much more.
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An interest in Japanese comics and animation has led to decades as an independent scholar, author, lecturer and researcher. Appearances include MC at the 2006 Smithsonian Anime Marathon.
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