The world's most comprehensive book on anime just got bigger
and better. This completely revised, expanded, and updated
guide includes over 1,000 new entries on anime titles, studios,
creators, and history, and hundreds of all-new critical reviews.
Covering almost a century of industrial history with authority
and wit, Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy reveal
both the milestones and the minutiae of the expansive and
influential art of anime...
at Sci-fi-online Towers, we are not known for our fondness
for encyclopaedias and guide books, mainly because all the
information is already out there on the Internet. And as Internet
pages can constantly be updated you can usually find this
information on a dedicated website of some fan or other who
sees it as a labour of love - rather than some poor hack being
paid next to nothing to produce a book that is already out
of date before it hits the shelves.
now and then the exception to the rule comes along - and The
Anime Encyclopedia is one such book. Yes, if you trawl
through the Internet for long enough I'm sure you'll be able
to find more extensive information on your favourite shows,
but as a guide to all things anime from 1917 to the present
day, you'll be hard pressed to find a more authoritative tome
on the subject.
who knows anything about anime will have heard of Jonathan
Clements, so already you know you're going to be getting a
book that is extremely well researched.
is a long-awaited, fully detailed and updated guide to Japanese
animation since 1917 covers more than 80 years of anime history
and over 3,000 titles, the authors show how the anime universe
has influenced creative cultures far beyond its native Japanese
shores. The anime scene has exploded into pop culture throughout
the West, coming out of the peripheral world of comic-conventions
and "otaku" obsession to become a mainstream phenomenon.
a guide to all things anime, you'll find this hard to beat.