Fresh Pulp : Dispatches from the Japanese Pop Culture Front (1997-1999)

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  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
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Here is a collection of information-packed articles and personal essays by a group of young Japanese and American authors tackling the multiheaded behemoth that is Japanese pop culture. Anime--Cult Movies--Manga--J-Pop--Video Games--and more.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Pulpman Profilesp. 12
Banana Fish
Dance Till Tomorrow
Black and White
Heartbroken Angels
Let's Have a Break #1: The Case of S.N.p. 40
J.Pop.Hard.Copyp. 41
Mangap. 42
Dragon Ball
Japan's top five manga
Latin American and European manga
Online manga
Chasing Amy
Animep. 50
3D vs. 2D
Anime film distribution
Gamep. 54
Japanese RPGs (two parts)
Fashion and Diningp. 59
Japanese youth fashions
Anime dining
Interviewsp. 63
Scott McCloud
Kenichi Sonoda
Let's Have a Break #2: Research Tripsp. 71
Pulp Cultp. 73
Sonny Chiba
Hideshi Hino
Juzo Itami
Cult video satisfaction
Suzuki Seijun (two parts)
Shinya Tsukamoto
American Godzilla
Yakuza flicks
Junk Food
Akira Kurosawa
Kinji Fukasaku
Ando's sex journal
Tai Kato
Nikkatsu Studios
Let's Have a Break #3: The Case of K.K.p. 108
Hi-Fi/Lo-Fip. 109
Pizzicato Five/Sugar Plant
The Boredoms/Melt-Banana
DJ Krush/Guitar Wolf
Ken Ishii/Omoide Hataoba
Kahimi Karie/Cornelius
Tei Towa
Demi Semi Quaver
Buffalo Daughter
Keiji Haino
Sean Ono Lennon
Yellow Magic Orchestra's
Sunny Day Service
Live Report
High Rise
More Boredoms
Let's Have a Break #4: The Mysterious Foreign Editorp. 143
Shiratori's Laboratorip. 144
Manga cafes
Tsuge Yoshiharu
Convenience stores
The manga graveyard
Let's Have a Break #5: The Limits of Perfectionp. 166
Cover Gallery 1997-1999p. 167
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