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By Christopher Bolton,Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr.,Takayuki Tatsumi

ISBN-10: 0816649731

ISBN-13: 9780816649730

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Since the tip of the second one international War—and really over the past decade—Japanese technology fiction has strongly motivated international pop culture. not like American and British technological know-how fiction, its preferred examples were visual—from Gojira (Godzilla) and Astro Boy within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties to the anime masterpieces Akira and Ghost within the Shell of the Eighties and 1990s—while little cognizance has been paid to a colourful culture of prose technology fiction in Japan.


Robot Ghosts and stressed Dreams treatments this overlook with a wealthy exploration of the style that connects prose technological know-how fiction to modern anime. Bringing jointly Western students and prime eastern critics, this groundbreaking paintings strains the beginnings, evolution, and destiny path of technological know-how fiction in Japan, its significant faculties and authors, cultural origins and dating to its Western opposite numbers, the function of the style within the formation of Japan’s nationwide and political id, and its designated fan culture.


Covering a awesome variety of texts—from the Thirties superb detective fiction of Yumeno Kyûsaku to the cross-culturally produced and advertised movie and game franchise ultimate Fantasy—this booklet firmly establishes eastern technology fiction as an essential and intriguing genre.


Contributors: Hiroki Azuma; Hiroko Chiba, DePauw U; Naoki Chiba; William O. Gardner, Swarthmore collage; Mari Kotani; Livia Monnet, U of Montreal; Miri Nakamura, Stanford U; Susan Napier, Tufts U; Sharalyn Orbaugh, U of British Columbia; Tamaki Saitô; Thomas Schnellbächer, Berlin unfastened U.


Christopher Bolton is assistant professor of eastern at Williams collage.


Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. is professor of English at DePauw college.


Takayuki Tatsumi is professor of English at Keio University.

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