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Anime: A History Book by Jonathan Clements

posted on 2013-09-12 06:05 EDT
New book covering anime from 'early faltering steps' to 'international successes.'

Amazon UK is listing Anime: A History, a new book by the British author Jonathan Clements. Clements is the co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia (with Helen McCarthy) and The Dorama Encyclopedia (with Motoko Tamamuro); his other books include Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade. According to the Amazon description:

This comprehensive history of Japanese animation draws on Japanese primary sources and testimony from industry professionals to explore the production and reception of anime, from its early faltering steps, to the international successes of Spirited Away and Pokémon.

The 256-page book will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Amazon UK lists it as coming out on November 15, but Palgrave Macmillan's own site lists it as coming out on December 13.


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