Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-13
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Japanamerica is the first book that directly addresses the American experience with the Japanese pop culture craze-including anime from Hayao Miyazaki's epics to the burgeoning world of hentai , or violent pornographic anime to Haruki Murakami's fiction.Including interviews withthe inventor of Pac-man and executivesfrom TokyoPop, GDH,and other major Japanese and American production companies, this book highlights the shared conflicts both countries face as anime and manga become a global form of entertainment and change both the United States and Japan in the process.

Author Biography

Roland Kelts is a Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and a co-editor of the New York-based literary journal, A Public Space. His articles, essays, and stories have been published in Zoetrope, Playboy, Salon, The Village Voice, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue, among others. He currently splits his time between New York and Tokyo.

Table of Contents

Foreword May the G-Force
Be with You Atom Boys
The Business of Anime Toy Story Japan's
IP Problem Strange Transformations Cosplay and Otakudom
The Draw of DIY Future Shocks Anime Appeals
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