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1.   The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation
by Gilles Poitras

Stone Bridge Press
Paperback - 176 pages
(November 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
 
A reviewer, June 14, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
Great reading, great for neophytes and veterans alike!
This book is a good example of how to introduce japanese animations to the uninformed american person that believes the movies centere around sex, violence, gore and BIG BIG breasts. It also teaches vocabulary in a fun way to the average person that is learning Japanese. However, it does lack a... Read more

 


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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind : Perfect Collection
by Hayao Miyazaki

Viz Communications
Paperback
Vol 1 (October 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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Hayao Miyazaki is probably best known in the West for his films; My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are celebrated for their lavish animation and sophisticated treatment of their young heroes. But among his many fans in Japan, his epic manga tale, Nausicaš of the Valley of Wind,... Read more

 


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Samurai from Outer Space : Understanding Japanese Animation
by Antonia Levi

Open Court Publishing Company
Paperback - 180 pages
(October 1996)


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4 out of 5 stars
 
Midwest Book Review
Artists and individual interested in Japanese animation history will find this essential to studies: the first book-length discussion of Japanese animation to examine its historical roots and the reactions of overseas audiences. A peppering of color photos enhances the appeal of a largely... Read more

 


4.   Neon Genesis Evangelion
by Yoshiyuki Sadamamoto, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Viz Communications
Paperback - 176 pages
Vol 1 (December 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
Book Description
In the year 2015, humanity faces a terrifying last judgment by a mysterious race of giants, and a handful of teenagers must pilot the colossal superentities known as "evangelions" in the fight for survival. With Volume 3, this controversial science fiction series continues to push the limits of the... Read more

 


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The Princess Mononoke : The Art and Making of Japan's Most Popular Film of All Time

Talk Miramax Books
Hardcover
(October 1, 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
Anime fan , December 23, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Wonderfully detailed book on the film
I rencently saw the US version of Princess Mononoke, and I was blown away by the animation and the plot. Shortly afterward I went Christmas shopping, and saw this book. I became very interested in it by just flipping the pages and noticing how it not only discribes the animation but also gives... Read more

 


6.
Hayao Miyazaki : Master of Japanese Animation : Films, Themes, Artistry
by Helen McCarthy

Stone Bridge Press
Paperback - 220 pages
(September 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
The author, Helen McCarthy (helen@ironfish.demon.co.uk) , September 22, 1999
I've wanted to write this book for ten years. This is why...
Hayao Miyazaki is the greatest living maker of animated films. I say 'maker' and not simply 'director' because in over thirty years he has done almost every job connected with the creation of animation except photography and composing the music score, from in-betweener to producer, even taking in... Read more

 


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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind : Perfect Collection 4
by Hayao Miyazaki

Viz Communications
Paperback - 272 pages
(December 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
RED13R@AOL.com , June 30, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Nausicaa books are sooooo good that the only bad thing about them is that the storey doesn't go on forever! read the fist book and you will understand what I mean. Read more

 


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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind Vol 2 : Perfect Collection 2
by Hayao Miyazaki

Viz Communications
Paperback
(October 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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Hayao Miyazaki is probably best known in the West for his films; My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are celebrated for their lavish animation and sophisticated treatment of their young heroes. But among his many fans in Japan, his epic manga tale, Nausicaš of the Valley of Wind,... Read more

 


9.   Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind Vol 3 : Perfect Collection
by Hayao Miyazaki, Hayo Miyazaki

Viz Communications
Paperback
(August 1996)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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Hayao Miyazaki is probably best known in the West for his films; My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are celebrated for their lavish animation and sophisticated treatment of their young heroes. But among his many fans in Japan, his epic manga tale, Nausicaš of the Valley of Wind,... Read more

 


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Battle Angel Alita (Battle Angel Alita series, No 1)
by Yukito Kishiro

Viz Communications
Paperback
(June 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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In the first volume of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita, Daisuke Ido discovers a badly damaged cyborg in the trash heap beneath the floating city of Tiphares, which he rebuilds and names Alita. She has no memory of her previous life, but when she is drawn into a battle with the monster Makaku,... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2 (Volume 1)
by Rumiko Takahashi

Viz Communications
Paperback
(May 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Manga! Manga! : The World of Japanese Comics
by Frederik L. Schodt, Osamu Tezuka

Kodansha International
Paperback
Reprint edition (December 1988)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
 
Akira(virginvs@hotmail.com) , September 8, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
amazing
there are no words to describe how good this book is..... it's presentation, content and everything else could not be better. As well as everything else i must commend Mr Schodt for showing me the artistry and skill of Osamu Tezuka. This book is un-dissable! Read more

 


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Ghost in the Shell
by Masamune Shirow, et al

Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Paperback
(February 1996)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Ghost in the Shell is arguably the most widely acclaimed Japanese comics to hit America in the 1990s, no doubt in part due to the incredible animated feature-film adaptation. Whereas the film is a fairly straightforward science-fiction/cyberpunk action story, the comics goes much deeper into the... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2: Vol. 2
by Rumiko Takahashi

Viz Communications
Paperback
Vol 002 (May 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2 (Ranma 1/2, Vol 12)
by Rumiko Takahashi

Publishers' Group West
Paperback - 184 pages
Vol 12 Revised edition (May 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2: Vol. 13
by Rumiko Takahashi

Viz Graphic Ovels
Paperback - 200 pages
Vol 13 (May 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2, Volume 3 (Viz Graphic Novel)
by Rumiko Takahashi

Viz Communications
Paperback
(May 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2: Vol. 4
by Rumiko Takahashi(Illustrator)

Viz Communications
Paperback
Vol 4 (January 1996)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Dreamland Japan : Writings on Modern Manga
by Frederik L. Schodt

Stone Bridge Press
Paperback - 360 pages
(June 1996)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
 
From Booklist , September 1, 1996
Comics are marginal, preponderantly juvenile literature in the U.S., but in Japan, manga comic books are read by all strata of society and account for 40 percent of book and magazine sales. Manga are so pervasive in the culture that many feel understanding them is necessary to comprehend modern... Read more

 


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Neon Genesis Evangelion
by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Viz Communications
Paperback - 168 pages
Vol 2 (December 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
 
Book Description
Neon Genesis Evangelion is the most controversial -- and some say the best -- anime of the decade. Set in the year 2015 when humanity faces a terrifying last judgment from mysterious giant "Angels," the series has been acclaimed for its original story line, direct psychological content, and... Read more

 


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Inu-Yasha : A Feudal Fairy Tale, Vol. 1
by Rumiko Takahashi

Viz Communications
Paperback - 178 pages
Vol 1 (July 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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Ever since the conclusion of Ranma 1/2, Rumiko Takahashi's many fans have been eagerly awaiting her next long, serialized project. The wait is over with the first volume of Inu-Yasha. The story begins in Feudal Japan (technically, the Warring States period of the Muromachi era) where a mythical... Read more

 


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Ranma 1/2: Vol. 5
by Rumiko Takahashi(Illustrator), et al

Viz Communications
Paperback
Vol 5 (January 1996)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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With more than 22 million copies of her work in print, Rumiko Takahashi may well be the most popular comics artist in the world, and Ranma 1/2 may be her most popular work yet. Takahashi's best gift might be that of characterization. The situations in this, the second volume of Ranma 1/2 stories,... Read more

 


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Blood of a Thousand (Blade of the Immortal)
by Hiroaki Samura

Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Paperback - 192 pages
(September 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
 
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Blade of the Immortal is a pure, unadulterated samurai epic told in a very moody black-and-white comic book. Artist Hiroaki Samura uses pencil drawings combined with pen-and-ink work to create this punk samurai feast. We don't know much about Manji except that he has been given the gift of... Read more

 


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Battle Angel Alita: Angel's Ascension (Battle Angel Alita, No 9)
by Yukito Kishiro

Cadence Books
Paperback - 256 pages
(December 1998)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
 
A reviewer, November 1, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic
A beautiful end to the series... The only problem is that it ended... *sigh* Read more

 


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Battle Angel Alita: Tears of an Angel (Battle Angel Alita, No 2)
by Yukito Kishiro

Viz Communications
Paperback



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4.5 out of 5 stars
 
Wyze (Wyzeguy79@hotmail.com) , March 22, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
Amid a stream of violence, this book has heart.
Alita, a resurrected android girl-turned bounty hunter, falls in love with Hugo, a boy whose greatest dream is to leave the dreary Scrapyard and live in the floating utopian city Tiphares above. He's willing to do anything to buy his way into it, which puts him on the wrong side of the law, and up... Read more

 


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