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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Stone Bridge Press (16 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880656418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880656419
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.5 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 542,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Helen McCarthy (1951- ) has been researching and writing about Japanese popular culture since 1981. After a decade hearing that there was "no interest in that sort of thing" she founded a magazine, Anime UK, to disprove the claim. Her first book was published just over a year later, and she's been writing about anime, manga and Japan ever since. Her work has been translated into Chinese, French, Italian and Korean.

In 2010 she won a Harvey Award - the Oscars of the comics world - for her tenth book, 'The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga'. The book was also nominated for an Eisner Award. Helen's other awards include a Japan Foundation Award for furthering understanding of Japanese culture in the United Kingdom.

She designs needlework and writes poetry. In her spare time, she studies and re-creates historic clothing and costume. She lives in London with an artist and a universe of toys.

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"It is good at last to have a book in English about this master of film." -Roger Ebert

About the Author

Helen McCarthy is the former editor of Anime UK and Manga Mania magazines, and the author of The Anime Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. She has been awarded the Japan Festival Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mc turk on 11 Oct. 2010
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I do A-level film studies and part of my chosen project was to do the work of Miyazaki. Seeing this book i thought i would buy it for its value; However this book has so much detail and was essential too me. fantastic for research and/or you are a fan of Miyazkai films.

(do note it does not contain Spirited Away, Howl's moving castle or Ponyo)
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Fisket VINE VOICE on 22 May 2003
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Let me take a few moments to tell you the real facts about this book.
It's brilliant. It tells you so, so much about Miyazaki's life, influences, films and career. You really get inside this amazing director's head with this book, it's THAT insightful.
Why am I so enthused?
I used this book as the primary research material for an A-level Film Studies authorship coursework project, that I chose to do on Miyazaki. This book... I can't really stress enough how helpful it was. I found myself thumbing through it time after time, and being constantly impressed by the amount and depth of information it contains. You can tell very quickly that a lot of work and love has been put into this book- my favourite parts were the commentaries on each of Miyazaki's films. They were well-researched, thought-provoking and very interesting. I have to say, they gave me a whole new appreciation to my already raging enthusiasm for Miyazaki's works.
All that's left to say is: get this book. You really can't go wrong.
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By A. Kaur on 8 Feb. 2013
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got this as a gift and they loved it. the illustrations are amazing inside. great read also :) i want one for myself :P
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