Tag: books

February 28, 2024 · 0 comments

Books: Anime’s Knowledge Cultures

Books: Anime’s Knowledge Cultures

By Jonathan Clements. The subtitle of Jinying Li’s new book, “Geek, Otaku, Zhai” alludes to the rise of fandom and fans as movers and shakers in modern media and culture, tracking the Rise of the Nerds from a period, say, when only “losers” read comics in the eyes of the mainstream, to an age where […]

January 26, 2024 · 0 comments

Books: I Could Never be a Succubus

Books: I Could Never be a Succubus

By Shelley Pallis. The story of I Could Never be a Succubus begins with a striking Gotterdammerung, as a bold hero and an evil demon lord fight for their lives in a burning castle. But this is not one-on-one, the hero is the leader of a stereotypical party of adventurers, and the adversary soon realises […]

January 20, 2024 · 0 comments

Books: Ghibli and Grief

Books: Ghibli and Grief

By Zoe Crombie. As one of, if not the, most popular anime studio in the world, Studio Ghibli has attracted attention from academics, authors, and journalists globally – most recently, the book Now Go: Grief and Studio Ghibli explores the studio in a fresh and highly individual way. Relating much of Ghibli’s oeuvre to personal […]

December 20, 2023 · 0 comments

Books: World of Ghibli

Books: World of Ghibli

By Zoe Crombie. A gorgeously illustrated guide to stories, characters, and cultures of the films of the beloved studio, An Unofficial Guide to the World of Studio Ghibli isn’t just a book with a mouthful of a name. It’s a wonderfully crafted ode to Ghibli, designed with their youngest viewers in mind, providing not just […]

November 22, 2023 · 0 comments

Books: This Great Stage of Fools

Books: This Great Stage of Fools

By Jonathan Clements. “Aren’t you making a mistake,” asks the lady selling cinema tickets. “Almost certainly,” sighs Alan Booth, a man who came to Japan to study classical theatre, and who finds himself glumly commissioned to sit through a ghastly Japanese teen movie so he can review it for a newspaper. No, says the ticket […]

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