of the same BFI Screen Guide as 100
MODERN SOUNDTRACKS , 100
Anime is a
wild ride through a hundred examples of Japanese animation.
Covering everything from the sombre tone of Please Save
My Earth and Tombstone For Fireflies; to
outrageous comedies like Combustible Campus Guardless and Adolesence
of Utena; to the deep psychologicsal explorations of Ghost
In The Shell and Neon Genesis Evangelion, each
entry outlines the work's dynamic reflection of Japanese sensibilities.
100 Anime guides the reader through
the strange world that is Japanese animation, detailing its unique
difference to the bulk of western/European narrative models and
illustrative conventions. Orienting the perspectives used throughout
the book is an overall concept of how Japanese post-war popular
culture is a lively fusion of spiritual, mystical, technological
and representational codes which rarely are allowed such mutation
Through a detailed introduction followed by analyses of 100 anime tiles, the
reader is exposed to the wonderfully perplexing overload that is Japanese animation.