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A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors by This important work fills the need for a reasonably priced yet comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film. With clear insight and without academic jargon, Jacoby examines the works of over 150 filmmakers to uncover what makes their films worth watching. Included are artistic profiles of everyone from Yutaka Abe to Isao Yukisada, including masters like Kinji Fukasaku, Juzo Itami, Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Miike, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Yoji Yamada. Each entry includes a critical summary and filmography, making this book an essential reference and guide. UK-basedAlexander Jacoby is a writer and researcher on Japanese film.
Call Number: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Stacks PN1998.2 .J29 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition by "Impressive, exhaustive, labyrinthine, and obsessive--The Anime Encyclopedia is an astonishing piece of work."--Neil Gaiman Over one thousand new entries . . . over four thousand updates . . . over one million words. . . This third edition of the landmark reference work has six additional years of information on Japanese animation, its practitioners and products, plus incisive thematic entries on anime history and culture. With credits, links, cross-references, and content advisories for parents and libraries. Jonathan Clements has been an editor of Manga Max and a contributing editor of Newtype USA. Helen McCarthy was founding editor of Anime UK and editor of Manga Mania.
Call Number: EBook
Publication Date: 2015-02-09
The Dorama Encyclopedia by Deeply connected to Japanese anime, manga, music, and film is . . . Japanese TV. This encyclopedic survey of the next cultural tsunami to hit America has over one thousand entries--including production data, synopses, and commentaries--on everything from rubber-monster shows to samurai drama, from crime to horror, unlocking an entire culture's pop history as never before. Over one hundred fifty of these shows have been broadcast on American TV, and more will follow, perhaps even such oddball fare as a Japanese "The Practice" and "Geisha Detective." Indexed, with resources for fans, couch potatoes, and researchers. Jonathan Clements is contributing editor toNewtype USA Magazineand coauthor ofThe Anime Encyclopedia. Motoko Tamamuro is an art historian and contributor toManga Max.
Call Number: UW Bothell/CC Library Reference - 1st Floor PN1992.3.J3 C58 2003
Publication Date: 2003-11-01
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture by Offering extensive coverage, this Encyclopediais a new reference that reflects the vibrant, diverse and evolving culture of modern Japan, spanning from the end of the Japanese Imperialist period in 1945 to the present day. Entries cover areas such as literature, film, architecture, food, health, political economy, religion and technology and they range from shorter definitions, histories or biographies to longer overview essays giving an in-depth treatment of major issues. With over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, this Encyclopediawill be an invaluable reference tool for students of Japanese and Asian Studies, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Japanese culture for the general reader. Suggestions for further reading, a comprehensive system of cross-referencing, a thematic contents list and an extensive index all help navigate the reader around the Encyclopediaand on to further study.
Call Number: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries First Floor Reference DS822.5 .E516 2002
Publication Date: 2001-12-14
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films by Although the horror genre has been embraced by filmmakers around the world, Japan has been one of the most prolific and successful purveyors of such films. From science fiction terrors of the 1950s like Godzilla to violent films like Suicide Circle and Ichi the Killer, Japanese horror film has a diverse history. While the quality of some of these films has varied, others have been major hits in Japan and beyond, frightening moviegoers around the globe. Many of these films--such as the Ringu movies--have influenced other horror productions in both Asia and the United States. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to major and modest productions, this encyclopedia also features entries on notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and provides brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.
Call Number: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Stacks PN1995.9.H6 E53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-29
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture by In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan. Not content to simply catalog his entries, Schilling provides real depth and analysis in his articles, opening up Japan's rich pop heritage to the world at large.
Call Number: East Asia Library General Stacks DS822.5 .S3 1997
Publication Date: 1997-05-01
Japan: an Illustrated encyclopedia This work offers information on contemporary Japanese society, history, artnd culture and also contains data on the economy, government, and politicsf Japan. In addition to the main entries and over 4000 colour illustrations,here are nearly 100 feature articles and pictorial essays.
Call Number: East Asia Library Reference DS805 .J263 1993
Publication Date: 1993