Friday, November 25, 2016

ANIME CLASSICS ZETTAI! (2007, Camp / Davis)

/ PDF / English / 408 pages / 1933330228 / 978-1933330228

Brian Camp and Julie Davis. Anime Classics Zettai! 100 Must See Japanese Animation Masterpieces. Berkeley California, Stone Bridge Press, 2007

A concerted effort by two long time anime critics to identify the best works produced by japanese animators; narrowing down the 100 essential titles of all time. To name just a few: Panda and the Magic Serpent, Space Battleship Yamato, Akira, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Neo Tokyo, Blue Submarine No. 6, My Neighbour Totoro, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Pom Poko, Ninja Scroll, Steamboy, Tokyo Godfathers, Howl’s Moving Castle... and many more.

Each entrance receives at least two pages of treatment, with a plot summary, a visual style description (design of the characters and the world setting), music soundtrack analysis, notes on the production of the animation, highlights of the film, and little about the precedents, influence and legacy.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thank you for these precious books. I wonder if you also have "Adult Manga" written by Sharon Kinsella.
    Keep up the good work!