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Paperback Japan Edge: The Insider's Guide to Japanese Pop Subculture Book

ISBN: 1569313458

ISBN13: 9781569313459

Japan Edge: The Insider's Guide to Japanese Pop Subculture

This lively, idiosyncratic survey of Japanese film, music, animation, and comics showcases the experiences of five avid American fans: journalist Carl Gustav Horn, who writes about anime; critic and... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Great commentary on Japan's cultural influence on the US

I'm not a big fan of anime or other subjects of this book, but the contributors give an interest tour of Japan.One of the contributors, Carl Horn, gives insight into his genre (anime) made me want to give it a second look. I've seen a few films, Akira and such, and of course the classic anime series like Star Blazers and Speed Racer, but Mr. Horn gives a great perspective on the genre. I was particularly charmed by the story of discovering anime in Iran, where he apparently grew up.This is not just a genre love-piece. I didn't feel that I was being somehow excluded or that I was supposed to know something about anime (or the other Japanese subcultures covered in the book) before reading this book.An excellent introduction to an interesting cultural pheonm.
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