Reading/viewing lists

This page and the ‘Weekly Clip Lists’ page contain the information in the handouts distributed in class every week – so no more worries about losing them! You don’t need to do any further background reading or viewing, but if you want to explore, or review what we did in class, these lists will help.

WEEK 1

BACKGROUND READING:

1) Clements & McCarthy,The Anime Encyclopedia: sections on Early Anime and Wartime Anime, plus individual entries on titles and personnel.

2) McCarthy, The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga: chapters 1, 3, 4.

3) Japanese Anime and the Animated Cartoon, Michael Arnold, online at Midnight Eye,http://www.midnighteye.com/features/animated_cartoon.shtml

4) Pioneers of Japanese Animation, Jasper Sharp, online at Midnight Eye,http://www.midnighteye.com/features/pioneers-of-anime.shtml

5) Friends of Silent Film Narration, The Benshi: Japanese Silent Film Narrators, pub. Urban Connections

6) Dym, Jeffrey A, The Benshi: Japanese Silent Film Narrators and their Forgotten Art of Setsumei, pub. Edwin Mellen Press

7) Nash, Eric P. Manga Kamishibai, pub. Abrams

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR FURTHER VIEWING:

Japanese Anime Classic Collection, 2007, 4 DVD box set from Digital Meme

The Roots of Japanese Anime, 2009, Zakka Films, single DVD

Panda and the Magic Serpent, the US dub of Hakujaden, is currently unavailable unless you can find a secondhand VHS version.

WEEK 2

BACKGROUND READING:

1) Clements & McCarthy,The Anime Encyclopedia.

2) McCarthy, The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga: chapter 5

3) Schodt, Frederik L. The Astro Boy Essays, Stone Bridge Press

4) Patten, Fred Watching Anime, Reading Manga, Stone Bridge Press

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR FURTHER VIEWING:

The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu: The Experimental Films, Kino, US import DVD

Astro Boy: The Collection, Manga Video, US import DVD

Gigantor: The Collection, Koch Vision, US import DVD

Little Norse Prince, Optimum Releasing VD

WEEK 3

BACKGROUND READING:

1) Clements & McCarthy,The Anime Encyclopedia.

2) McCarthy, The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga: chapter 6

3) Schodt, Frederik L. The Astro Boy Essays, Stone Bridge Press

4) Patten, Fred Watching Anime, Reading Manga, Stone Bridge Press

5) Schodt, Fredrik L. Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics, Kodansha International

6) McCarthy, Helen Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation, Stone Bridge Press

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR FURTHER VIEWING:

Lupin iII: Castle of Cagliostro, Optimum Releasing

Lupin iII: Secret of Mamo, Anchor Bay

Mobile Suit Gundam Movies Box, Beez Entertainment

Space Battleship Yamato: the Making of a Legend, Voyager Entertainment, import DVD

Animerama Trilogy, Mushi Production, Japanese-language import DVD

The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto, Kino Films, US import DVD

Panda! Go Panda!, Manga Entertainment

WEEK 4

BACKGROUND READING/INFORMATION:

1) Clements, Jonathan, & McCarthy, Helen, The Anime Encyclopedia.

2) McCarthy,Helen The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga (chapter 7) Ilex Press

3) Patten, Fred Watching Anime, Reading Manga, Stone Bridge Press

4) Schodt, Frederik L. Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics, Kodansha International

5) McCarthy, Helen, 500 Essential Anime Movies, Ilex Press

6) Takeda, Yasuhiro, The Notenki Memoirs: Studio Gainax and the Men who Created Evangelion, in English from ADV Manga

AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR FURTHER VIEWING:

Birth, Macross, Riding Bean, Gall Force, Maison Ikkoku, Dragonball,Wings of Honneamise, Night on the Galactic Railroad, currently available as US import/secondary market only. Tale of Genji currently available on second-hand VHS market only.

Hello Kitty, MGM Entertainment, Firefly Entertainment and many others

Alien, The Terminator, Blade Runner

Studio Ghibli movies currently available from Optimum Releasing in the UK

Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ (partial), Bubblegum Crisis, MVM

Akira,  Manga Entertainment

Black Magic M66 from Revelation Films

WEEK 5

BACKGROUND READING LIST

BOOKS

Clements, Jonathan Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade, 2009, Titan Books

Clements, Jonathan & McCarthy, Helen, The Anime Encyclopedia: Japanese Animation Since 1917, 2006, Stone Bridge Press, sections on individual entries on titles and personnel.

Kelts, Roland, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded The US, 2008, Palgrave MacMillan

McCarthy, Helen 500 Essential Anime Movies, 2008, Ilex Press

McCarthy, Helen Hayao Miyazaki – Master of Japanese Animation, 1997, Stone Bridge Press

Napier, Susan, Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle, 2006, Palgrave MacMillan

Osmond, Andrew Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, 2009, Stone Bridge Press

Takeda, Yasuhiro, The Notenki Memoirs: Studio Gainax and the Men who Created Evangelion, 2005, ADV Manga

WEBLINKS

Beck, Jerry, Anime: Hollywood’s Invisible Animation Genre, article on the roots of the US anime industry, in Anime  World Network’s magazine section, online at http://www.awn.com/mag/issue1.5/articles/beck1.5.html

Eng, Lawrence, Pre-Web Anime Fandom, information on BBS, forums and early Net activity, online at http://www.cjas.org/~leng/lainspotting/2006/03/pre-web-anime-fandom-out-of-archives-4.html

Mitchell, Tom, Anime Stuff (US newsletter 1987-1994) excellent background on restricted availability of materials and contact between fans, online at

http://www.nt2099.com/OSA/PUBLICATIONS/anime-stuff/

Weekes, Jonathan, UK Anime FAQ, dates and facts about the UK’s anime scene in the 1990s,including a list of 15 companies which released anime in the UK in the 90s and their releases. Last updated 2003. Online at

http://www.animejin.org.uk/ukfaq.txt

Wikipedia, Anime UK Magazine, short article online at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime_UK

AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER VIEWING (today on Amazon UK)

Dragonball Z available from Warner International

Sailor Moon available from MVM

Record of Lodoss War US import DVD or secondhand VHS only

Dragon Half, US import DVD or VHS only

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Oh Ki, 1992, dir. Hiroki Hayashi

Ocean Waves from Optimum Releasing (not yet available)

Pokemon from Paramount, Warner Home Video, E1 Entertainment and others

Digimon from Jetix Films

Card Captors from E1 Entertainment (currently movie only)

Tamagotchi, Manga Entertainment

Tekken, ADV Films

Fatal Fury, Viz Video, US import only

Street Fighter II The Animated Feature, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Ghost in the Shell from Manga Entertainment

Neon Genesis Evangelion, ADV Films

Roujin Z, US import DVD or secondhand VHS only

Perfect Blue, Manga Entertainment

WEEK 6

BACKGROUND READING LIST – BOOKS

Clements, Jonathan & McCarthy, Helen, The Anime Encyclopedia: Japanese Animation Since 1917, 2006, Stone Bridge Press, individual entries on titles and personnel.

McCarthy, Helen 500 Essential Anime Movies, 2008, Ilex Press

Odell, Colin and Leblanc, Michelle, Studio Ghibli, 2009, Kamera

Osmond, Andrew, Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, 2009, Stone Bridge Press

Richmond, Simon, The Rough Guide to Anime, 2009, Rough Guides

WEBLINKS

Captain Japan, Sake-Drenched Postcards: articles on the anime business

http://www.bigempire.com/sake/toei_animation.html

Association of Japanese Animation (English language site)  Japan’s main industry body

http://www.aja.gr.jp/

Japanator – interesting and usually reliable info/review site

http://www.japanator.com/

Rucka, Nicholas, interview with Mamoru Oshii on Midnight Eye

http://www.midnighteye.com/interviews/mamoru_oshii.shtml

NTT DoCoMo celphone anime service starts:

http://www.animenation.net/blog/2009/04/01/docomo-to-distro-new-cel-phone-anime/

NAMES TO LOOK FOR

Hironobu Sakaguchi            Hiroyuki Morita

Al Reinert                                    Goro Miyazaki            Masaaki Yuasa

Alec Baldwin                                    Makoto Shinkai            Ryuji Masuda

Donald Sutherland                        Koji Yamamura            Ryutaro Nakamura

Tetsuya Nomura                        Mahiro Maeda            Romanov Higa

Takeshi Nozue

WEEK 7

Note: there are no “names to look for” this week because we’re focussing on classic titles, and the directors are listed with the films in the clip list.

BACKGROUND READING LIST – BOOKS

Clements, Jonathan & McCarthy, Helen, The Anime Encyclopedia: Japanese Animation Since 1917, 2006, Stone Bridge Press, individual entries on titles and personnel.

McCarthy, Helen 500 Essential Anime Movies, 2008, Ilex Press

Odell, Colin and Leblanc, Michelle, Studio Ghibli, 2009, Kamera

Osmond, Andrew, Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, 2009, Stone Bridge Press

Richmond, Simon, The Rough Guide to Anime, 2009, Rough Guides

Camp, Brian, and Davis, Julie, Anime Classics Zettai! Stone Bridge Press

WEEK 8 , 10 CREATIVE TALENTS

BACKGROUND READING LIST – BOOKS

Clements, Jonathan & McCarthy, Helen, The Anime Encyclopedia: Japanese Animation Since 1917, 2006, Stone Bridge Press, individual entries on titles and personnel.

McCarthy, Helen 500 Essential Anime Movies, 2008, Ilex Press

Osmond, Andrew, Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, 2009, Stone Bridge Press

Richmond, Simon, The Rough Guide to Anime, 2009, Rough Guides

NAMES TO LOOK FOR

Kenzo Masaoka, director, animator, artist

Leiji Matsumoto, artist, designer, director

Yoshiaki Kawajiri, director

Takashi Imanishi, director

Ryosuke Takahashi, director

Naoyuki Yoshinaga, director

HEADGEAR, production and promotion group

Yoko Kanno, composer, performer

Kazuo Oga, background artist

Isao Takahata, director, writer

Taro Maki, producer

Toshio Suzuki, producer

Kihachiro Kawamoto, animator, writer, director

Naoyuki Tsuji, animator, writer, director

Makoto Shinkoi, animator, writer, director

Ryuji Masuda, animator, writer, director

Studio 4ºC, production studio

Satoshi Kon, animator, writer, director

WEEK 9, KEY ANIME THEMES

This week we’ll look at how themes are developed in anime, how they can branch off in many directions and take on many forms.

BACKGROUND READING LIST – BOOKS

Clements, Jonathan & McCarthy, Helen, The Anime Encyclopedia: Japanese Animation Since 1917, 2006, Stone Bridge Press, individual entries on titles and personnel.

McCarthy, Helen 500 Essential Anime Movies, 2008, Ilex Press

Richmond, Simon, The Rough Guide to Anime, 2009, Rough Guides

NAMES TO LOOK FOR

Isao Takahata, director                  Koichi Ohata, director, writer, designer

Masahiko Murata, director             Go Nagai, writer, artist, designer

Jules Verne, author H.G. Wells, author

Junichi Sato, director Yashuhiro Imagawa, director

Mitsuteru Yokoyama, artist, writer Osamu Tezuka, artist, writer, et etc etc

Akira Kurosawa, director, writer Shigeru Mizuki, writer, artist

Kimitoshi Chioka, director

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