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ANIME/MANGA BOOKS

English-language academic and popular books on anime and manga. This list includes both monographs (works by a single author or several authors working together) and edited collections of essays by individual authors.

[author] [title] [publication details]
Anne Allison Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination University of California Press, 2006, 356 p.
Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics and Censorship in Japan University of California Press, 2000; 225 p.
Sandra Annett Anime Fan Communities: Transcultural Flows and Frictions Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; 268 p.
Melinda Beasi (editor) Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices Dark Horse, 2013; 200 p.
Jacqueline Berndt Manga's Cultural Crossroads
(editor, with Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer)
Routledge, 2013; 282 p.
Reading Manga: Local and Global Perceptions of Japanese Comics Leipziger Universitatsverlag, 2006; 216 p.
Robin Brenner Understanding Manga and Anime Libraries Unlimited, 2007; 356 p.
Steven Brown Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; 272 p.
Cinema Anime: Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation (editor) Palgrave Macmillan, 2006; 256 p.
Casey Brienza
Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese ComicsBloomsbury, 2016; 232 p.
Global Manga: 'Japanese' Comics Without Japan? (editor) Ashgate, 2015; 224 p.
Dani Cavallaro Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition McFarland, 2013; 207 p.
Art in Anime: The Creative Quest as Theme and Metaphor ISBN: 9780786465613
McFarland, 2012; 242 p.
CLAMP in Context: A Critical Study of the Manga and Anime ISBN: 9780786490103
 McFarland, 2012; 204 p.
Kyoto Animation: A Critical Study and Filmography ISBN: 9780786470686
McFarland, 2012; 200 p.
The Fairy Tale and Anime: Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen ISBN: 9780786459469
McFarland, 2011; 216 p.
Anime and the Art of Adaptation: Eight Famous Works from Page to Screen ISBN: 9780786458608
McFarland, 2010; 220 p.
Anime and the Visual Novel: Narrative Structure, Design and Play at the Crossroads of Animation and Computer Games ISBN: 9780786444274
McFarland, 2010; 268 p.
Magic as Metaphor in Anime: A Critical Study ISBN: 9780786447442
McFarland, 2010; 220 p.
Anime and Memory: Aesthetic, Cultural and Thematic Perspectives ISBN: 9780786441129
McFarland, 2009; 204 p.
The Art of Studio Gainax: Experimentation, Style and Innovation at the Leading Edge of Anime ISBN: 9780786433766
McFarland, 2009; 240 p.
Anime Intersections: Tradition and Innovation in Theme and Technique ISBN: 0786432349
McFarland, 2007; 218 p.
The Cinema of Mamoru Oshii: Fantasy, Technology and Politics ISBN: 0786427648
McFarland2006; 256 p.
The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki ISBN: 0786423692
McFarland, 2006; 212 p.
Carlo Chartrian Manga Impact!: The World of Japanese Animation
(editor, with Grazia Paganelli)
ISBN: 9780714857411
Phaidon Press, 2010; 295 p.
Jonathan Clements Anime: A History ISBN: 9781844573905
British Film Institute, 2013; 256 p.
Ian Condry The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story ISBN: 9780822353942
Duke University Press, 2013; 256 p.
Anne Cooper-Chen Cartoon Cultures: The Globalization of Japanese Popular Media ISBN: 1433103680
Peter Lang Publishers, 2010; 194 p.
Timothy Craig (editor) Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture ISBN: 0765605619
M.E. Sharpe, 2000; 360 p.
Northrop DavisManga and Anime Go to HollywoodBloomsbury, 2016; 440 p.
Rayna Denison Anime: A Critical Introduction Bloomsbury, 2015; 200 p.
Patrick Drazen Anime Explosion: The What? Why? & Wow of Japanese Animation, Revised and Expanded Edition Stone Bridge Press, 2014; 388 p.
Anime Explosion!: The What? Why? & Wow! of Japanese Animation Stone Bridge Press, 2002; 320 p.
Satoru Fujii (editor) Japan Edge: The Insider's Guide to Japanese Pop Culture ISBN: 1569313458
Cadence Books, 1999; 200 p.
Partick Galbraith The Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming ISBN: 9784805312827
Tuttle Publishing, 2014; 192 p.
Paul Gravett Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics ISBN: 1856693910
Harper Design International, 2004; 176 p.
Tze-Yue Hu Frames of Anime: Culture and Image Building ISBN: 9622090974
Hong Kong University Press, 2010; 256 p.
Kinko Ito A Sociology of Japanese Ladies' Comics: Images of the Life, Loves, and Sexual Fantasies of Adult Japanese Women Edwin Mellen Press, 2011; 237 p.
Toni Johnson-Wood (editor) Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives ISBN: 0826429386
Continuum Publishing, 2010; 360 p.
Elizabeth Kalen Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime ISBN: 1598849387
Libraries Unlimited, 2012; 164 p.
Roland Kelts Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. ISBN: 1403974756
Palgrave Macmillan, 2006; 256 p.
Sharon Kinsella Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society ISBN: 0824823184
University of Hawaii Press, 2000; 240 p.
Brigitte Koyama-Richard Japanese Animation: From Painted Scrolls to Pokémon ISBN: 9782080301536
Flammarion, 2010; 248 p.
One Thousand Years of Manga ISBN: 9782080300294
Flammarion, 2007; 247 p.
Fred Ladd Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas: An Insider's View of the Birth of a Pop Culture Phenomenon
(with Harvey Deneroff)
ISBN: 9780786438662
McFarland & Company, 2009; 212 p.
Thomas Lamarre The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation ISBN: 0816651558
University of Minnesota Press, 2009; 408 p.
Trish Ledoux Anime Interviews: The First Five Years of Animerica, Anime & Manga Monthly (1992-1997) (ed.) ISBN: 1569312206
Viz Communications, 1997; 175 p.
The Complete Anime Guide: Japanese Animation Film Directory and Resource Guide
(with Doug Ranney)
ISBN: 0964954257
Tiger Mountain Press, 1997; 214 p.
Antonia Levi Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre
(editor, with Mark McHarry and Dru Pagliassotti)
ISBN: 9780786441952
McFarland & Company, 2010; 280 p.
Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation ISBN: 0812693329
Open Court Publishing Co., 1996; 180 p.
Mark MacWilliams (editor) Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime ISBN: 0765616017
M.E. Sharpe, 2008; 384 p.
Helen McCarthy The Anime Encyclopedia, Third Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation
(with Jonathan Clements)
ISBN: 9781611720181
Stone Bridge Press, 2015; 1200 p.
A Brief History of Manga ISBN: 978-1781570982
Ilex, 2014; 96 p.
The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised and Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
(with Jonathan Clements)
ISBN: 1933330104
Stone Bridge Press, 2012; 823 p.
500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide ISBN: 0061474509
Collins Design, 2009; 528 p.
The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga ISBN: 0810982498
Abrams ComicArts, 2009; 272 p.
500 Manga Heroes and Villains ISBN: 0764132016
Barron's, 2006; 352 p.
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
(with Jonathan Clements)
ISBN: 1880656647
Stone Bridge Press, 2001; 592 p.
Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes, Artistry ISBN: 1880656418
Stone Bridge Press, 1999; 240 p.
The Erotic Anime Movie Guide ISBN: 0879517050
Overlook Press, 1999; 192 p.
The Anime! Movie Guide ISBN: 0879517816
Penguin USA, 1997; 288 pages
Scott McCloud Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels ISBN: 0060780940
HarperCollins, 2006; 272 p.
Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology are Revolutionizing an Art Form ISBN: 0060953500
HarperCollins, 2000; 256 p.
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art ISBN: 006097625X
Kitchen Sink Press, 1994; 224 p.
Mark McLelland Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture and Community in Japan
(editor, with Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, & James Welker)

ISBN: 9781628461190
University Press of Mississippi, 2015, 304 p.

Susan Napier From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Culture in the Mind of the West ISBN: 1403962146
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 304 p.
Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle, Updated Edition: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation ISBN: 1403970521
Palgrave Macmillan, 2005; 384 p.
Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation ISBN: 0312238630
St. Martin's Press, 2001; 304 p.
Colin Odell Anime
(with Michelle Le Blank)
ISBN: 9781842435861
Kamera Books, 2013; 192 p.
Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyzaki and Isao Takahata
(with Michelle Le Blank)
ISBN: 9781842432792
Kamera Books, 2009; 160 p.

Eriko Ogihara Schuck

Miyazaki's Animism Abroad: The Reception of Japanese Religious Themes by American and German Audiences

ISBN: 9780786472628
McFarland, 2014; 240 p.
Natsu Onoda Power God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga ISBN: 9781604732214
University Press of Mississippi, 2009; 208 p.
Andrew Osmond Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist ISBN: 1933330740
Stone Bridge Press, 2009; 96 p.
BFI Film Classics: Spirited Away ISBN: 9781844572304
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; 121 p.
Fred Patten Funny Animals and More: From Anime to Zoomorphics ISBN: 1941500005
Theme Park Press, 2014; 166 p.
Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews ISBN: 1880656922
Stone Bridge Press, 2004; 360 p.
Michael Pawuk Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More ISBN: 159158132X
Libraries Unlimited, 2006; 600 p.
Timothy Perper (editor) Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World ISBN: 1591589088
Libraries Unlimited, 2011; 254 p.
Robert Petersen Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives ISBN: 9780313363306
ABC-CLIO, 2010; 274 p.
Gilles Poitras Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Should Know ISBN: 1880656531
Stone Bridge Press, 2000; 144 p.
The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation ISBN: 1880656329
Stone Bridge Press, 1998; 176 p.
Jennifer Prough Straight From the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga ISBN: 082483528X
University of Hawaii Press, 2011; 184 p.
Dennis Redmond The World is Watching: Video as Multinational Aesthetics, 1968-1995 ISBN: 0809325357
Southern Illinois University Press, 2003; 202 p.
Simon Richmond The Rough Guide to Anime ISBN: 1858282055
Rough Guides, 2009; 304 p.
Annette Roman (editor) Fresh Pulp: Dispatches from the Japanese Pop Culture Front (1997-1999) ISBN: 1569313717
Viz Communications, 1999; 120 p.
Roman Rosenbaum (editor) Manga and the Representation of Japanese History ISBN: 041569423X
Routledge, 2013; 296 p.
Brian Ruh Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii, Second Edition ISBN: 1137355670
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; 332 p.
Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii ISBN: 1403963347
Palgrave Macmillan, 2004; 256 p.
Frederik Schodt Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga, Collector's Edition ISBN: 9781933330952
Stone Bridge Press, 2011; 375 p.
The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution ISBN: 1933330546
Stone Bridge Press, 2007; 215 p.
Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga ISBN: 188065623X
Stone Bridge Press, 1996; 360 p.
America and the Four Japans: Friend, Foe, Model, Mirror ISBN: 1880656108
Stone Bridge Press, 1993; 200 p.
Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics, and the Coming Robotopia ISBN: 08701158544
Kodansha International, 1988; 256 p.
Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics ISBN: 0870117521
Kodansha International, 1983; 260 p.
Josef Steiff (editor) Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder
(with Tristan D. Tamplin)
ISBN: 9780812696707
Open Court Publishing Co., 2010, 288 p.
Manga and Philosophy: Fullmetal Metaphysician
(with Adam Barkman)
ISBN: 9780812696790
Open Court Publishing Co., 2010; 288 p.
Marc Steinberg Anime's Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan ISBN: 9780816675500
University of Minnesota Press, 2012; 304 p.
Stevie Suan The Anime Paradox: Patterns and Practices Through the Lens of Traditional Japanese Theater 9004222146
Global Oriental, 2013; 358 p.
Jolyon Baraka Thomas Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan ISBN: 9780824836542
University of Hawaii Press, 2012; 216 p.
Jason Thompson (editor) Manga: The Complete Guide  ISBN: 0345485904
Del Rey, 2007; 592 p.
Jay Tobin (editor) Pikachu's Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokemon ISBN: 0822332876
Duke University Press, 2004; 304 p.
Jason Yadao The Rough Guide to Manga
(Additional contributions: Simon Richmond, Abe Chang)
ISBN: 1858285615
Rough Guides, 2009; 304 p.
Masao Yokota (editor) Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives
(with Tzu-yue G. Hu)
ISBN: 9781617038099
University Press of Mississippi, 2013; 256 p.