Anime: from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle

Cover Summary:

This new edition of Susan Napier’s groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new anime fans. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki’sĀ Spirited Away. Napier confirms that anime reaches far beyond the children’s cartoon category and often portrays important social and cultural themes. With new chapters on Spirited Away; Miyazaki’s latest hit film, Howl’s Moving Castle; and other recent releases, this updated edition is the authorative source on anime for those viewers who want a deeper understanding of the genre and its cultural impact both here and in Japan

Written by Susan J. Napier.


Napier. 2005. Anime: from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle