The thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing animated films of Hayao Miyazaki attract audiences well beyond the director's native Japan.
Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away were critically acclaimed upon U.S. release, and the earlier My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have found popularity with Americans on DVD.
This critical study of Miyazaki's work begins with an analysis of the... [click here for more]
Aesthetic, Cultural and Thematic Perspectives
The theme of memory has played a significant role in anime throughout its evolution as an art form and as popular entertainment. Anime's handling of memory is multifaceted, weaving it into diverse symbolic motifs, narratives and aesthetic issues.
This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of a range of anime titles wherein different... [click here for more]