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The Anime Movie Guide:

Helen McCarthy

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ISBN 13: 978-0879517816
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The phenomenally popular Power Rangers, the most mainstream offshoot of anime, or Japanese animation, in the United States, is just the tip of the iceberg. There are now hundreds of these visually astonishing films, appealing to people of all ages and tastes. The range of these films is extraordinary--there are anime versions of The Wizard of Oz and The Diary of Anne Frank, scores of superhero and science fiction offerings, as well as remarkable works of horror, erotica, adventure, romance, and Disney-esque movies for children. The guide features detailed listings of films and made-for-videos that have been released since 1983, arranged by year and title, and is illustrated throughout. The glossary will be devoured avidly by fans who will want to know the crucial difference between a bishojo (beautiful girl) and a Icaiju (monster).

Included for each title:
Japanese and English title
Star rating system
Plot summary
Key personnel
Year of U.S. and Japanese release
Length of film
Subject category
Title index
Production credit
Points of interest

Researched by leading anime expert Helen McCarthy, this authoritative guide brings the reader the unique art form of Japanese animation--no longer simply esoterica for a fringe audience but a mainstream movie format. The Anime Movie Guide is the essential reference for animation buffs and casual viewers alike.

Helen McCarthy is a leading expert in the world of Japanese animation and is the author of Anime! A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Animation.

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