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Mechademia 9: Origins The ninth volume of Mechademia, an annual forum for critical work on Japanese manga, anime, and related arts, is “Origins.” The essays brought together in Mechademia 9 lead us to understand the extent to which “Japan” might … Continue reading

  Tracing the impact of anime and manga’s radical break with Cartesian perspective. Lines of Sight, the seventh volume in the Mechademia series, explores the various ways in which anime, manga, digital media, fan culture, and Japanese art challenge, undermine, or disregard … Continue reading

Reviews and Commentary Editors Margherita Long & Graeme Stout Jump to:

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From fan-subs to cosplay, exploring the fan cultures inspired by anime and manga Continue reading

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The provocative manga and anime that reflect Japan’s attempts to come to terms with militarism, violence, and defeat Continue reading

Exploring the possibilities and perils of a posthuman future through visionary works of Japanese anime and manga Continue reading

Traces the web of desires that connects Japanese popular culture and its fans Continue reading