Akira & Japan (Bibliography)



Napier, J Susan (1996) The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity London: Routledge.

Napier, J Susan (2001) Anime: From Akira to Princess Mononoke New York: Palgrave.

McKee, Alan (2003) Textual Analysis: A Beginners Guide London: Sage Publications.

Ruh, Brian (2004) Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii New York: Palgrave.

Lacey, Nick (1998) Image & Representation: Key Concepts in Media Studies New York: Palgrave.

Lacey, Nick (2000) Narrative & Genre: Key Concepts in Media Studies New York: Palgrave.

Hane, Mikiso (2000) Japan: A Short History London: Oneworld Publications.

Clarke, J J. (1997) Oriental Enlightenment: The Encounter Between Asian & Western Thought London: Routledge.

Smith, B Dennis (1995) Japan Since 1945: The Rise of an Economic Superpower London: Macmillan Press.

Ozawa, Tadashi (2001) How to Draw Anime & Game Characters, Vol1: Basics for Beginners & Beyond Japan Publications.

McCarthy, Helen & Clements, Jonathan (2001) The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 Stone Bridge Press.

Poitras, Gilles (1999) The Anime Companion: What’s Japanese in Japanese Animation Stone Bridge Press.

Orwell, George (1948) 1984 Signet Book [Reissue edition]

Gibson, William (1984) Neuromancer London: Voyager [Reissue edition]

Yokoyama, Mitsuteru (2005) Gigantor Antarctic Press [Reissue edition]


Akira Katsuhiro Ôtomo. Japan. 1988.

His & Her Circumstances Hideaki Anno. Japan. 1998.

Rurouni Kenshin Nobuhiro Watsuki. Japan. 1996 – 1999.

Astroboy Osamu Tezuka. Japan. 1963 – 1966.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Hayao Miyazaki. Japan. 1984.

Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki. Japan. 1997.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Hideaki Anno. Japan. 1995 – 1996.

Ghost in the Shell Mamoru Oshii. Japan. 1995.

Serial Experiments Lain Ryutaro Nakamura. Japan. 1998.

Blade Runner Ridley Scott. USA. 1982.

The Fifth Element Luc Besson. USA. 1997.

Godzilla Ishiro Honda. Japan. 1954.

Metropolis Rintaro. Japan. 2001.

‘Production Report’. Supplemental Disc. Akira: Special Edition DVD Directed by Yuichi Shintani. Pioneer Entertainment, 1988.

‘Sound Clip’. Supplemental Disc. Akira: Special Edition DVD Directed by Takaaki Maruyama. Pioneer Entertainment, 1988.

‘Directors Interview’. Supplemental Disc. Akira: Special Edition DVD Pioneer Entertainment, 1988.


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BBC (2005) ‘Sarin attack remembered in Tokyo’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4365417.stm Date Accessed: 25 March 2005.

McCarter, Charles. ‘Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga’ http://www.ex.org/1.3/25-dreamland.html Date Accessed: 25 March 2005.

Carpenter, Novella. ‘Avant-Prof: An interview with Steve Shaviro’ http://www.altx.com/int2/steven.shaviro.html Date Accessed: 12 March 2005.

Napier, J Susan. ‘The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature’ http://inic.utexas.edu/asnic/countries/japan/susanfantasyjapan.html Date Accessed March 15 2005.

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