A good reference on Japanese horror and fantasy cinema.
"Samurai from Outer Space" provides a discussion of the suddenly popular genre of Japanese animation. Japanese animation, also known as "anime" (pronounced Ah-nee-may), is gaining devoted fans of all ages and nationalities.
Including more than 350 authors and 400 artists, this lush volume contains an essential mix of some of the finest visually-stunning stories of our time. From politically-charged non-fiction sagas to imaginative fantasy tales, this ultimate guide has something to satisfy everyone's taste.
This guide features listings of anime films and made-for-video works released from 1983 to 1995, arranged by year and by title with: Japanese and English title; production house; key personnel; years of release; length; certification; short plot synopsis; subject category and star rating.
Generously illustrated, The Complete Anime Guide doubles as an entertaining introduction for newcomers to this exciting artform, and is by far the most exhaustive and authoritative reference work for those already well-versed in the world of anime.
Here is the long-awaited, biggest guide ever, the absolute must-have for every fan, collector, library, and video-store browser.
This illustrated book tells the story of the hit animated feature film Spirited Away.
Autobiography of Akira Kurosawa.
In an epilogue provided for his incomparable study of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), Donald Richie reflects on Kurosawa's life work of thirty feature films and describes his last, unfinished project, a film set in the Edo period to be called The Ocean Was Watching.
This book investigates the ways that anime presents these issues in an in-depth and sophisticated manner, uncovering the identity conflicts, fears over rapid technological advancement, and other key themes present in much of Japanese animation.
An illustrated guide to the works of one of the world's greatest animation artists, timed for the new Miramax release of "Princess Mononoke"--Miyazaki's masterwork and the top-grossing film in all Japanese history. 60 illustrations.