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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: British Film Institute; 2013 edition (6 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781844573905
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844573905
  • ASIN: 1844573907
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.5 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A comprehensive history of Japanese animation that explores anime's production and reception history, from its early faltering steps, to the international successes of Spirited Away and Pokémon

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Japanese animation is at the nexus of an international multimedia industry worth over $6.5 billion a year, linked to everything from manga to computer games, Pokémon and plushies. In this comprehensive guide, Jonathan Clements chronicles the production and
reception history of the entire medium, from a handful of hobbyists in the 1910s to the Oscar-winning Spirited Away and beyond.

Exploring the cultural and technological developments of the past century, Clements addresses issues of historiography within Japanese academic discourse and covers previously neglected topics such as wartime instructional animation and work-for-hire for
American clients. Founded on the testimonies of industry professionals, and drawing on a myriad of Japanese-language documents, memoirs and books, Anime: A History illuminates the anime business from the inside – investigating its innovators, its unsung heroes and its controversies.

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