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The anime encyclopedia : a guide to Japanese animation since 1917 / Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy.

By: Clements, Jonathan, 1971-.
Contributor(s): McCarthy, Helen, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, c2006Edition: Rev. & expanded ed.Description: xxiv, 867 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1933330104 (pbk.); 9781933330105 (pbk.); 9781845765002 (Titan Books : pbk.); 1845765001 (Titan Books : pbk.).Subject(s): Animated films -- Japan -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Anime encyclopedia.
Contents:
Thematic entries -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Publisher's note -- The Anime Encyclopedia -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Summary: From the Publisher: Bigger and better! Our first edition rocked the anime world with its in-depth entries on anime famous and obscure and its superb index/film finder. Now this fantastic book is 40 percent larger-with all-new entries on hundreds of anime released after 2001, updates on older entries, and over fifty thousand words on anime creators (like Tezuka and Otomo) and genres ("Early Anime," "Science Fiction and Robots," etc.). An absolute must-have for every anime shelf! "If I only had space on my overcrowded shelf for one book on anime, this would be it. If I had no space on my shelf I'd select two books at random and drop them into the bin, just to make room it's that indispensable." Paul Jacques, Anime on DVD". While you may not agree with their opinions on a given anime, they are informative and entertaining, especially when skewering a really bad anime." Frames Per Second.
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Previous ed.: 2001.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 755-756) and indexes.

Thematic entries -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- Publisher's note -- The Anime Encyclopedia -- Selected bibliography -- Index.

From the Publisher: Bigger and better! Our first edition rocked the anime world with its in-depth entries on anime famous and obscure and its superb index/film finder. Now this fantastic book is 40 percent larger-with all-new entries on hundreds of anime released after 2001, updates on older entries, and over fifty thousand words on anime creators (like Tezuka and Otomo) and genres ("Early Anime," "Science Fiction and Robots," etc.). An absolute must-have for every anime shelf! "If I only had space on my overcrowded shelf for one book on anime, this would be it. If I had no space on my shelf I'd select two books at random and drop them into the bin, just to make room it's that indispensable." Paul Jacques, Anime on DVD". While you may not agree with their opinions on a given anime, they are informative and entertaining, especially when skewering a really bad anime." Frames Per Second.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

This revised and expanded edition documents nearly a century of anime history. Editors Clements (former editor, Manga Max magazine) and McCarthy (The Anime Movie Guide) have integrated an additional 1000 entries, for a total of approximately 3000. Although the entries are alphabetized by their English titles, their Japanese titles are also noted. Entries include a list of animator and director names and briefly present the premise and plot of each work. The authors offer parental advisories and consistently make references to spin-offs and influences. The text far outweighs the imagery (150 b&w illustrations), which is somewhat disappointing, given the subject. However, this book is the most comprehensive source on the subject available and provides a substantial bibliography for further research. Recommended for film and cinema culture collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This revised edition of The Anime Encyclopedia successfully continues the achievements of the first (2001), with an additional 1,000 entries bringing the total to almost 3,000. Readers would be hard-pressed to find a Japanese animated film that is not included in this exceptionally complete work; additionally, the book's organization optimizes access. Clements and McCarthy, who both have experience with editing magazines and with acting, have listed film entries alphabetically by English title. Entries include year of release, Japanese title, alternate titles, "creative credits," a plot synopsis, distributor, and run-time. Because of the adult and even erotic nature of many anime films, parental advisories are included when appropriate. Indication is also given as to whether or not a film has been legally distributed in English. Although alphabetical entries would seem to render an alphabetical index redundant, one is included because of issues with alternate titles and Romanization of original Japanese titles. In addition to entries for films, about two dozen thematic entries are included, covering topics such as gaming and censorship. Entries are thorough, informative, and at times critical. This source would prove useful to anyone interested in or researching Japanese anime. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. R. L. Krajewski Simmons College

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jonathan Clements is the former editor of Manga Max magazine, and the translator of dozens of anime, including Samurai Gold, Slow Step and Plastic Little. He has been awarded the Japan Festival Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of Japanese culture. 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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