From the 1958 film Hakujaden up to Spirited Away’s 2003 Academy Award, many Japanese anime have made their way abroad. How are they imported, and how have they been treated? Amerika de Nihon no Anime wa, Dō Mirarete Kita Ka? is a history of Japanese-made anime in America that features obscure anecdotes recorded as minutely as possible using a variety of material by an author with 20 years of research experience in the field. At the back is a fold-out “Chronology of Japanese-made Anime in America” that lets you look at its history at a glance, making this book not just a casual read, but a useful resource as well.
This title might also come as a surprise, but this book proposes an alternative post-Atom Boy history through objectively assessing the ways that anime from “Astro Boy” to “Pokemon” has been received and critiqued in America.