This text is an application volume of Anime kenkyū nyūmon (Introduction to Animation Studies). This collection of papers is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students; therefore, it covers topics that were not discussed in the introductory volume, including voice actor theory, production theory, and animation history. (Sugawa)
This reference comprises papers on ten different fundamental topics. The first chapter, “Eizō shinriron (Anime saikorojī)” (Video Psychology (Anime Psychology)), explains the world of anime as the psychological development of “clothing, food, and shelter,” taking hints from early Toei Doga works.