| Cinema of Mamoru Oshii, The: Fantasy, Technology and Politics |
This book is an analytical survey of Oshii's cinematic works from the early years of his career through his 21st-century productions, including Beautiful Dreamer and the acclaimed Ghost in the Shell. The author examines these and other Oshii productions in relation to the Carnivalesque movement, technopolitics and the director's post-robotic vision.
| The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki (Dani Cavallaro) |
This critical study of Miyazaki's work begins with an analysis of the visual conventions of manga, Japanese comic books, and anime; an overview of Japanese animated films; and a consideration of the techniques deployed by both traditional cel and computer animation. This section also details Miyazaki's early forays into comic books and animation, and his output prior to his founding of Studio Ghibli.
| The Art of Studio Gainax (Dani Cavallaro) |
Formed by a small group of university students in the early 1980s, Studio Gainax is now one of the most adventurous and widely esteemed anime companies on the scene. This documentation of the studio's achievements provides a critical overview of both the company and its films.
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