'Cross-Cultural Spread' of Anime Discussion

posted on by George Phillips
The growth of interest in anime, both historic and modern, will be discussed at the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore, MD, on December 8th.. Click for more information:

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Addicted To Anime:
The Cross-Cultural Spread Of Japanese Animation
Saturday, December 8
2 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Central Library - Poe Room
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Since the late 1980s the audience for anime has been gradually spreading beyond the confines of college campuses and fan conventions to a greater and more diverse sector of mainstream America. Not just children, but parents too are now familiar with Pokémon, Princess Mononoke, and the Toonami shows on the Cartoon Network. Dr. Joseph Schaub, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, discusses the historic and cultural roots of anime, Japan's unique form of cartoon animation.

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