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Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research
formerly the Anime/Manga Web Essay Archive

April 4, 2011

Featured Entry

Hopkins, David (2010). Manga in Japanese libraries: A historical overview.
In Robert G. Weiner (Ed.), Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging (pp. 17-25). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

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+ Voice and vision in Oshii Mamoruís Ghost in the Shell: Beyond Cartesian optics
   Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 6(1), 7-23 (March 2011)
   DOI: 10.1177/1746847710391506
+ Need for speed: Anime, the cinematic, and the philosophical
   Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 35(4), 427-434 (Winter 2010)
   DOI: 10.1353/chq.2010.0025
+ Producing comics culture: A sociological approach to the study of comics
   Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 1(2), 105-119 (December 2010)
   DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2010.528638
+ Representations of the masculine in Tagame Gengoroh's ero SM manga
   Asian Studies Review, 34(4), 443-465 (December 2010)
   DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2010.527922
+ The parts and the whole: Audiovisual strategies in the cinema of Hayao Miyazaki
   Animation Journal, 18, 4-55 (2010).

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The Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research/Anime and Manga Web Essay Archive (AMWESS) is the Internet's only comprehensive listing and clearinghouse of writings on anime, manga, the Japanese animation and comic-book industry and anime/manga fandom. It covers materials within three broad categories: published scholarship, fan-written non-academic works, and news media articles. The Bibliography includes abstracts of and citations to scholarly books, chapters and articles in academic journals, as well as to various other documents, such as research reports and white papers, as papers prepared for class, informal (fan-written) discussions, arguments and essays, and other materials. It is primarily a list of links to items on third-party sites, with some materials hosted directly.

This site is always open to hosting writings that fit within its profile. There are no stylistic, content, or language restrictions. However, with very infrequent exceptions, reviews fall outside the scope of items considered, and all materials must be primarily in English. If you are interested in submitting an essay, paper or article, or should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to e-mail the editor at (editor@corneredangel.com).

Why We Are

The overarching goal of this website is to provide access to resources that have previously not been categorized. Within this mission statement, the following broad objectives have been identified:

1. To provide access to a wide range of writing from various sources that approaches anime and manga from an academic perspective
2. To track worldwide scholarly, popular and media reception of and response to of Japanese popular culture
3. To inform academics, students, and the general public of the history of anime/manga research, current trends and theories in the field, and the future of anime/manga studies worldwide

A separate objective, not related to the stated goal is to serve a fan resource that brings together all types of nonacademic fan writing on anime and manga and present an aspect of fandom expression that is very frequently ignored in favor of cosplay, fanfiction, and other more participatory modes.

Who We Are

The Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research is edited and maintained by Mikhail Koulikov

contact: webmaster (at) corneredangel.com

Special thanks to Kristina Naudus and Jenny Ng

The Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research/Anime Manga Web Essays Archive is not affiliated with any commercial or educational institution. It is an independent fan project.




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