Japanese Animation Historian to Present at New Bryant Park Kinokuniya Bookstore

Anime Classics Zettai! author will reveal "Lost Classics of Anime" at free event

Berkeley, CA -- November 1, 2007 –- Searching for lost animation classics? Confused about where to start? Brian Camp, co-author of ANIME CLASSICS ZETTAI!: 100 MUST-SEE JAPANESE ANIMATION MASTERPIECES (Stone Bridge Press, October 2007), is just the person you've been looking for. In "Lost Classics of Anime," a special visual presentation at Kinokuniya Bookstore's new Bryant Park location in New York City, Camp will take viewers on a guided tour through undiscovered classics of Japanese animation, including clips from the very first Japanese animated features. He will explain how animation developed into an art form, and answer questions about why some films make it, and some don't. Copies of ANIME CLASSICS ZETTAI! will be for sale at the event.

"Lost Classics of Anime," recently highlighted in a New York Times feature on the new Kinokuniya store, is a main event on the anime and manga COSTUME DAY -- come in costume and receive special discounts!

“Lost Classics of Anime”
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
5:00 p.m.
Kinokuniya Bookstore (note new location!)
1073 Avenue of the Americas
Across from Bryant Park between 40th & 41st Streets
New York, NY 10018
(212) 869-1700
Presented by Kinokuniya Bookstore and Stone Bridge Press

About the book
With extended reviews of 100 essential Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series, ANIME CLASSICS ZETTAI! takes readers on a journey into the heart and soul of animation. From 1950s classics to the latest Cartoon Network hits, anime veterans Brian Camp and Julie Davis present over 100 black & white images, plus summaries, style notes, rare facts, viewer-discretion guides, and critical comments on films that fans absolutely -zettai!­-must see.
Films covered in the book: http://www.stonebridge.com/AnimeClassicsZETTAI/AnimeClassics.html

About the author
Brian Camp, Program Manager at CUNY-TV in New York, was a regular contributor to Animerica: Anime & Manga Monthly, and has taught a course on anime at the School of Visual Arts. Camp has also contributed to Animation World, Film Library Quarterly, the Motion Picture Guide, and the New York Daily News.

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