Miyazakiworld

Miyazakiworld
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9780300240962
Rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the worldA thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.

Miyazakiworld
  • Author : Susan Napier
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the worldA thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki,

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Miyazakiworld
  • Author : Susan Jolliffe Napier
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01

The story of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's life and work, including his significant impact on Japan and the world--"an essential work in anime scholarship." (Angelica Frey, Hyperallergic) A thirtieth-century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit--what do these have in common?

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Hayao Miyazaki  s World Picture
  • Author : Dani Cavallaro
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-03-02

Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His

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Studio Ghibli
  • Author : Michelle Le Blanc,Colin Odell
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25

Third Edition of this popular guide - with expanded and updated content The animations of Japan's Studio Ghibli are amongst the most respected in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly anticipated release a guaranteed box office

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Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke
  • Author : S. Napier
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2001-05-03

With the popularity of Pokemon still far from waning, Japanese animation, known as anime to its fans, has a firm hold on American pop culture. However, anime is much more than children's cartoons. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Often dismissed as fanciful entertainment, anime

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Turning Point  1997 2008
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16

The second volume of legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s career memoir continues with essays, interviews, and discussions about some of his most popular films, including Spirited Away and Ponyo. In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of

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The Art of the Book of Life
  • Author : Jorge Gutierrez
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14

A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration.

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The Moral Narratives of Hayao Miyazaki
  • Author : Eric Reinders
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-10-24

Widely regarded as Japan’s greatest animated director, Hayao Miyazaki creates films lauded for vibrant characters and meaningful narrative themes. Examining the messages of his 10 full-length films—from Nausicaä (1984) to The Wind Rises (2013)—this study analyzes each for its religious, philosophical and ethical implications. Miyazaki’s work addresses a coherent

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Hayao Miyazaki
  • Author : Raz Greenberg
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12

Hayao Miyazaki's career in animation has made him famous as not only the greatest director of animated features in Japan, the man behind classics as My Neighbour Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001), but also as one of the most influential animators in the world, providing inspiration for animators in Disney, Pixar,

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Mishima  Aesthetic Terrorist
  • Author : Andrew Rankin
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-30

Half a century after his shocking samurai-style suicide, Yukio Mishima (1925–1970) remains a deeply controversial figure. Though his writings and life-story continue to fascinate readers around the world, Mishima has often been scorned by scholars, who view him as a frivolous figure whose work expresses little more than his own morbid

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Pure Invention
  • Author : Matt Alt
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2020

The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured--and transformed--the world's imagination. "A masterful book driven by deep research, new insights, and powerful storytelling."--W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style The Walkman. Karaoke. Pikachu. Pac-Man. Akira. Emoji. We've

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The Art of Studio Gainax
  • Author : Dani Cavallaro
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27

Formed by a small group of university students in the early 1980s, Studio Gainax is now one of the most adventurous and widely esteemed anime companies on the scene. And it is fascinating for its unique approach to animation. Formal experimentation, genre-straddling, self-reflexivity, unpredictable plot twists, a gourmet palate for

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The Book of Yokai
  • Author : Michael Dylan Foster
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-14

Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and

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Lost in a Good Game
  • Author : Pete Etchells
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04

'Etchells writes eloquently ... A heartfelt defence of a demonised pastime' The Times 'Once in an age, a piece of culture comes along that feels like it was specifically created for you, the beats and words and ideas are there because it is your life the creator is describing. Lost In

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The Art of Ponyo
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26

Ponyo, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, is a hand-drawn feature-length film of breathtaking beauty and charm. The art of the film entails not only cels, but striking watercolor and pastel concept sketches and layout pages. Interviews with production principles about their daring choice to hand draw

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