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Nikkan Animēshon no Shinri Bunseki: Deai, Majiwari, Tojikomori

A comparative analysis of Japanese and Korean anime through three elements of human relationships depicted in them: meeting, relating, and withdrawal into oneself. Why is Japanese animation popular around the globe, when at least on the surface, it shows autistic tendencies when compared to Korean animation? This book incorporates knowledge gained from art therapy for schizophrenic patients with these comparative findings to expose the characteristics of the Japanese psyche. A provocative study of animation by a clinical psychologist.

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日韓アニメーションの心理分析: 出会い・交わり・閉じこもり
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