Pdf ebook: Starting Point: 1979-1996

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Summary: In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, in

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  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • ISBN: 1974726371
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
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Description: In the first two decades of his career, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki laid the groundwork for his legendary movies. Starting Point is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli. Before directing such acclaimed films as Spirited Away, Miyazaki was just another salaried animator, but with a vision of his own. Follow him as he takes his first steps on the road to success, experience his frustrations with the manga and animation industries that often suffocate creativity, and realize the importance of bringing the childhood dreams of the world to life. Starting Point: 1979-1996 is not just a chronicle of the life of a man whose own dreams have come true, it is a tribute to the power of the moving image. -- VIZ Media


Pdf ebook: Hayao Miyazaki

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Summary: Hayao Miyazaki's career in animation has made him famous as not only the greatest director of animated features in Japan, the man behind classics as My Nei

  • Author : Raz Greenberg
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501335952
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Hayao Miyazaki's career in animation has made him famous as not only the greatest director of animated features in Japan, the man behind classics as My Neighbour Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001), but also as one of the most influential animators in the world, providing inspiration for animators in Disney, Pixar, Aardman, and many other leading studios. However, the animated features directed by Miyazaki represent only a portion of his 50-year career. Hayao Miyazaki examines his earliest projects in detail, alongside the works of both Japanese and non-Japanese animators and comics artists that Miyazaki encountered throughout his early career, demonstrating how they all contributed to the familiar elements that made Miyazaki's own films respected and admired among both the Japanese and the global audience.


Pdf ebook: Miyazakiworld

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Summary: The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the worldA thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse

  • Author : Susan Napier
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300240961
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
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Description: The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the worldA thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.


Pdf ebook: The Animé Art of Hayao Miyazaki

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Summary: The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director’s native Japan. Princess Monono

  • Author : Dani Cavallaro
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786451297
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
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Description: The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director’s native Japan. Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD. This critical study of Miyazaki’s work begins with an analysis of the visual conventions of manga, Japanese comic books, and animé; an overview of Japanese animated films; and a consideration of the techniques deployed by both traditional cel and computer animation. This section also details Miyazaki’s early forays into comic books and animation, and his output prior to his founding of Studio Ghibli. Part Two concentrates on the Studio Ghibli era, outlining the company’s development and analyzing the director’s productions between 1984 and 2004, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro and his newest film, Howl’s Moving Castle. The second section also discusses other productions involving Studio Ghibli, including Grave of the Fireflies and The Cat Returns. Appendices supply additional information about Studio Ghibli’s merchandise production, Miyazaki’s global fan base, and the output of other Ghibli directors.


Pdf ebook: Noragami: Stray God

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Summary: FIGHTING THE BLIGHT After the near disaster with Bishamon, Yato takes Yukine and retreats. Hiyori finds Yato in bad shape as his blight reaches a critical

  • Author : Adachitoka
  • Publisher: Kodansha Comics
  • ISBN: 1632360187
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1581
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Description: FIGHTING THE BLIGHT After the near disaster with Bishamon, Yato takes Yukine and retreats. Hiyori finds Yato in bad shape as his blight reaches a critical level. Yukine continues to torture his master with his bad behavior, causing the blight to worsen and even threaten the god's life. Hiyori tries to desperately find someone to help Yato. Can any of Yato's few friends save him? Does the stray god even have friends?


Pdf ebook: Ayako

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Summary: Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventio

  • Author : Osamu Tezuka
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA
  • ISBN: 194505476X
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Views: 913
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Description: Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventions of his manga by utilizing a completely original cast and relying solely on historical drama to drive the plot. Ayako, pulls no punches, and does not allow for gimmicks as science-fiction or fantasy may. Instead Tezuka weaves together a tale which its core simply focuses on a single family, a family that could be considered a metaphor for a rapidly developing superpower. Overflowing with imagery of the cold war seen through Japan’s eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation and the cultural-revolution which soon followed. Believed to be Tezuka’s answer to the gekiga (dramatic comics) movement of the 60’s, Ayako should be considered one of the better early examples of a seinen (young adult) narrative to be published. Initially set in the aftermath of World War II, Ayako focuses its attention on the Tenge clan, a once powerful family of landowners living in a rural community in northern Japan. From the moment readers are introduced to the extended family, it is apparent that the war and American occupation have begun to erode the fabric that binds them all together. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings, while a strange marriage agreement creates resentment between the eldest son and his sire. And when the family seems to have completely fallen apart, they decide to turn their collective rage on what they believe to be the source of their troubles—the newest member of the Tenge family, the youngest sister Ayako.


Pdf ebook: Bloom Into You Anthology Volume Two

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Summary: The second anthology is here and with it, more tales of burgeoning love penned by talented creators with a passion for Bloom Into You! Reunite with all of

  • Author : Nakatani Nio,Canno,sometime
  • Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • ISBN: 1685790860
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: The second anthology is here and with it, more tales of burgeoning love penned by talented creators with a passion for Bloom Into You! Reunite with all of your favorite characters in this beautiful collection, which includes a brand new story by the original creator, Nakatani Nio, written exclusively for this anthology. Fans of the original series won't want to miss this! FINAL VOLUME!


Pdf ebook: We, the Drowned

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Summary: Explore the wondrous sea and the oddities of human nature in this international bestselling, thrilling epic novel of a Danish port town. Hailed in Europe a

  • Author : Carsten Jensen
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547504675
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 693
  • Language: English
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Description: Explore the wondrous sea and the oddities of human nature in this international bestselling, thrilling epic novel of a Danish port town. Hailed in Europe as an instant classic, We, the Drowned is the story of the port town of Marstal, Denmark, whose inhabitants sailed the world from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War. The novel tells of ships wrecked and blown up in wars, of places of terror and violence that continue to lure each generation; there are cannibals here, shrunken heads, prophetic dreams, and miraculous survivals. The result is a brilliant seafaring novel, a gripping saga encompassing industrial growth, the years of expansion and exploration, the crucible of the first half of the twentieth century, and most of all, the sea. Called “one of the most exciting authors in Nordic literature” by Henning Mankell, Carsten Jensen has worked as a literary critic and a journalist, reporting from China, Cambodia, Latin America, the Pacific Islands, and Afghanistan. He lives in Copenhagen and Marstal. “We, the Drowned sets sail beyond the narrow channels of the seafaring genre and approaches Tolstoy in its evocation of war’s confusion, its power to stun victors and vanquished alike…A gorgeous, unsparing novel.”—Washington Post “A generational saga, a swashbuckling sailor’s tale, and the account of a small town coming into modernity—both Melville and Steinbeck might have been pleased to read it.”—New Republic “Dozens of stories coalesce into an odyssey taut with action and drama and suffused with enough heart to satisfy readers who want more than the breakneck thrills of ships battling the elements.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)


Pdf ebook: Berserk Volume 1

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Summary: Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme - violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny - and the wellspring for the internationally

  • Author : Kentaro Miura
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN: 1630089990
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme - violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny - and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Berserk asks for no quarter - and offers none! His name is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. But Guts won't take his fate lying down; he'll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned - and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death...or vengeance.


Pdf ebook: Bloom Into You Vol. 6

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Summary: '" The student council play has finally begun! Who will Touko''s character choose to be at the end? And how will Touko herself feel when the play is over a

  • Author : Nakatani Nio
  • Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • ISBN: 1642758019
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1138
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Description: '" The student council play has finally begun! Who will Touko''s character choose to be at the end? And how will Touko herself feel when the play is over and her dearest wish has been realized? "'


Pdf ebook: Yotsuba&!

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Summary: Ohhhhh! Yotsuba's back! Today, Yotsuba was drawing Jumbo, okay? That's Daddy's REALLY, REALLY BIG friend. He's real nice and I guess a big baby. But he's t

  • Author : Kiyohiko Azuma
  • Publisher: Yen Press LLC
  • ISBN: 0316218790
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Ohhhhh! Yotsuba's back! Today, Yotsuba was drawing Jumbo, okay? That's Daddy's REALLY, REALLY BIG friend. He's real nice and I guess a big baby. But he's too big to draw in Yotsuba's sketchbook! So Yotsuba drew Jumbo on the street in front of our house! Cool, huh? But Ena's friend Miura, who has wheels on her feet, said Yotsuba was bad at drawing...she's wrong, right? RIGHT!?


Pdf ebook: Batman/Two-Face: Face the Face Deluxe Edition

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Summary: The Dynamic Duo known as Batman and Robin have returned to Gotham after a year of absence. During that time Harvey Dent was left as the city’s protector.

  • Author : James Robinson
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • ISBN: 140127739X
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: The Dynamic Duo known as Batman and Robin have returned to Gotham after a year of absence. During that time Harvey Dent was left as the city’s protector. Batman and Robin find that some of their most notorious foes are being brutally murdered--forcing Batman to question if the man he entrusted to carry on in his place has confused justice with vengeance. Written by legendary author James Robinson (STARMAN), this deluxe hardcover edition collects the classic storyline from DETECTIVE COMICS #817-820 and BATMAN #651-654, as well as never-before-seen sketches!


Pdf ebook: How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 4

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Summary: It’s getting harder for Miwa and Saeko to ignore the tensions in their relationship as even their sex life starts to suffer. Saeko begins to feel like Mi

  • Author : Tamifull
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • ISBN: 1974730476
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 209
  • Language: English
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Description: It’s getting harder for Miwa and Saeko to ignore the tensions in their relationship as even their sex life starts to suffer. Saeko begins to feel like Miwa doesn’t really see her while Miwa finds herself dwelling more and more on the past. They don’t want to give up on each other, but what do you do when a relationship starts to sour? -- VIZ Media


Pdf ebook: The Art of Movies

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Summary: Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures

  • Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
  • Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu
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  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 1406
  • Language: English
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Description: Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences. Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as — in metonymy — the field in general. The origin of the name comes from the fact that photographic film (also called filmstock) has historically been the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other terms exist — motion pictures (or just pictures or "picture"), the silver screen, photoplays, the cinema, picture shows, flicks — and commonly movies.


Pdf ebook: Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema

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Summary: The cinema of Japan predates that of Russia, China, and India, and it has been able to sustain itself without outside assistance for over a century. Japane

  • Author : Jasper Sharp
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810875411
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 564
  • Language: English
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Description: The cinema of Japan predates that of Russia, China, and India, and it has been able to sustain itself without outside assistance for over a century. Japanese cinema's long history of production and considerable output has seen films made in a variety of genres, including melodramas, romances, gangster movies, samurai movies, musicals, horror films, and monster films. It has also produced some of the most famous names in the history of cinema: Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Beat Takeshi, Toshirô Mifune, Godzilla, The Ring, Akira, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai. The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema is an introduction to and overview of the long history of Japanese cinema. It aims to provide an entry point for those with little or no familiarity with the subject, while it is organized so that scholars in the field will also be able to use it to find specific information. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, and appendixes of films, film studios, directors, and performers. The cross-referenced dictionary entries cover key films, genres, studios, directors, performers, and other individuals. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Japanese cinema.


Pdf ebook: Animation & Cartoons

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Summary: An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) moving picture for the cinema, TV or computer s

  • Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
  • Publisher: MultiMedia Publishing
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  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) moving picture for the cinema, TV or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot. Animation is the optical illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements. In film and video production, this refers to techniques by which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually. Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. It is a subfield of computer graphics and animation. Anime is a medium of animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) moving picture for the cinema, TV or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). Manga is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. Outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to visualize scenes that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as space travel. Stop motion is a generic gereral term for an animation technique which makes static objects appear to move.


Pdf ebook: Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan

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Summary: Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has se

  • Author : William D. Hoover
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 153811156X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 652
  • Language: English
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Description: Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.


Pdf ebook: Mechademia 5

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Summary: Passionate fans of anime and manga, known in Japan as otaku and active around the world, play a significant role in the creation and interpretation of this

  • Author : Frenchy Lunning
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9781452915654
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Language: English
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Description: Passionate fans of anime and manga, known in Japan as otaku and active around the world, play a significant role in the creation and interpretation of this pervasive popular culture. Routinely appropriating and remixing favorite characters, narratives, imagery, and settings, otaku take control of the anime characters they consume. Fanthropologies—the fifth volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga—focuses on fans, fan activities, and the otaku phenomenon. The zones of activity discussed in these essays range from fan-subs (fan-subtitled versions of anime and manga) and copyright issues to gender and nationality in fandom, dolls, and other forms of consumption that fandom offers. Individual pieces include a remarkable photo essay on the emerging art of cosplay photography; an original manga about an obsessive doll-fan; and a tour of Akihabara, Tokyo's discount electronics shopping district, by a scholar disguised as a fuzzy animal. Contributors: Madeline Ashby; Jodie Beck, McGill U; Christopher Bolton, Williams College; Naitō Chizuko, Otsuma U; Ian Condry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Martha Cornog; Kathryn Dunlap, U of Central Florida; Ōtsuka Eiji, Kobe Design U; Gerald Figal, Vanderbilt U; Patrick W. Galbraith, U of Tokyo; Marc Hairston, U of Texas at Dallas; Marilyn Ivy, Columbia U; Koichi Iwabuchi, Waseda U; Paul Jackson; Amamiya Karin; Fan-Yi Lam; Thomas Lamarre, McGill U; Paul M. Malone, U of Waterloo; Anne McKnight, U of Southern California; Livia Monnet, U of Montreal; Susan Napier, Tufts U; Kerin Ogg; Timothy Perper; Eron Rauch; Brian Ruh, Indiana U; Nathan Shockey, Columbia U; Marc Steinberg, Concordia U; Jin C. Tomshine, U of California, San Francisco; Carissa Wolf, North Dakota State U.