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The Anime Companion 2

The Anime Companion 2

More What’s Japanese in Japanese Animation?
June 2005
Trade Paperback · 176 Pages
$18.95 U.S. · $23.00 CAN · £12.99 U.K. · €13.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781880656969
Stone Bridge Press

 

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Description

This long-awaited “companion” volume boasts over 500 all-new glossary-style entries to help you decipher anime’s distinctive content, images and cultural motifs. Ranging from Aikido to Zero fighters (with Japanese Mountain Vegetables in between), Gilles Poitras covers the minutiae of anime in fascinating detail, including illustrations, anime images, film citations and numerous references to the related art of manga. More than a guide, The Anime Companion 2 is a pop survey of Japanese art, kitsch, history, food and daily life. Now with entries in kanji and English, the Anime Companion remains the best friend an otaku ever had. Volume 1 was chosen for New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age List.

Gilles Poitras is a librarian in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the Author

Gilles Poitras is a California librarian who first discovered anime in 1977. As a fan of films he was attracted by the use of cinematic efffects in ways that he had never seen in animation. He has been interviewed in several documentaries on anime and writes a monthly column on anime for Newtype USA magazine. He is also author of Anime Essentials.