Database for Animation Studies


Densetsu no anime shokunin (kuriētā)-tachi (dai 1-kan)

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Mandarake Shuppanbu
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Watanabe, Yasushi

Hoshi, the editor and author of the book, uncovered and featured less-recognized anime creators and, nevertheless, contributed to Japanese anime as background roles, while excluding famous anime producers like Hayao Miyazaki. A chapter dedicated to Akira Daikuhara, who took an active part as the first lead animator for Toei Douga, is excellent.

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Before World War II, Taihei Imamura’s Manga Eigaron [A Study of Comics and Films] was the only literature on animation. In recent years, there is much literature to read. I recommend literature based on my impressions while reading them, rather than as general source materials. Other than those 10 books I chose, L. Martin’s Of Mice and Magic and Takuya Mori’s Teihon Animation no Gyagu Sekai [General Reader: World of gags in Animation] were two memorable literature sources. It might be presumptuous for me to recommend my coauthored book, Nihon Animation Eiga Shi [A History of Japanese Animation Films], but I am proud to say that the Library of Congress in the United States has purchased it.

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