The cross-pollination of cultural and aesthetic values between Japanese anime/manga and Western comics/animation

Scoones, Elizabeth (2011) The cross-pollination of cultural and aesthetic values between Japanese anime/manga and Western comics/animation. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The terms anime and manga are becoming increasingly more commonplace in the Western world. Manga is generally recognized as the Japanese name for comic books, and its literal translation is ‘whimsical pictures’ or ‘pictures made in spite of oneself’, which was coined by a famous Japanese artist called Hokusai in the late eighteenth century. At that time it described his sketch-like drawings, but it has since come to represent the Japanese comic book form, due to a number of influences. These influences are rooted in Japanese visual culture but also have drawn some Western influences. Anime is a Japanese appropriation of the word ‘animation’, and is often used in the Western world to distinguish Japanese animation as a separate entity from Western animation. As such, to differentiate between the Western and Japanese comic and animation forms in this discussion, I will be referring to the Japanese versions of comics and animation with the Japanese terms.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 16:10
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:11
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9722

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