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Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. Hardcover – 26 Jan 2007

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (26 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403974756
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403974754
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'Kelts's energetic survey covers the films of Miyazaki, Pokemon trading cards and anime action figures, as well as such exotic sub-genres as 'tentacle porn.' Japanamerica is entertaining and often enlightening.' - The Guardian

'Even if you think you've read it all already, you'll be surprised at how much has been left out of anime's story in the West. Fascinating, vital and surprising, this is one of the most essential texts to be written for the intelligent anime fan in years.' - Neomag

'From exploring the Japanese attitude toward pornography to a meeting with the creator of Pac-Man, Japanamerica is a fascinating ride.' - Bookforum

'As a study of the global manga-anime-cosplay phenomenon, Japanamerica offers a unique insiders' view. - Metropolis
[T]he personal stories [and] acute observations make this work precious ... a personal record of enlightening research on both sides of the Pacific, told with loving detail and complemented by the opinions of 'insiders'.' - Mariko Kato, The Japan Times

'An entertaining treatment . Kelts has a sharp grasp of his subject and is on sure ground. - Publisher's Weekly
Japanamerica is a broad primer; if you're seeking investment opportunities, it's practically a prospectus.' - R.C. Baker, The Village Voice, USA

'From exploring the Japanese attitude toward pornography to a meeting with the creator of Pac-Man, Japanamerica is a fascinating ride.' - Bookforum

'As a study of the global manga-anime-cosplay phenomenon, Japanamerica offers a unique insiders' view.' - Metropolis

'An entertaining treatment . Kelts has a sharp grasp of his subject and is on sure ground.' - Publisher's Weekly

'Japanamerica is the book I have been waiting for. It tells the incredible story of the way the colorful and eccentric world of Japanese entertainment and popular art has enriched our lives in the West. Roland Kelts, part American, part Japanese, brings real insight to the way this union of hearts and souls through entertainment will continue to grow and draw two very different worlds together.' - Pete Townshend, The Who

'Japanamerica is a broad primer; if you're seeking investment opportunities, it's practically a prospectus.' - R.C. Baker, The Village Voice, USA

 
'...Kelts book is unique in the sense that it successfully transmits a lot of useful knowledge to the reader whilst simultaneously being highly entertaining, informative, an easy read and immensely interesting for everybody who want to investigate the intricate backgrounds of Japanese popular culture.' - Kulturkapellet

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Tells the incredible story of the way Japanese entertainment and popular art continue to grow and draw two very different worlds together. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.

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