Anime and Philosophy

Anime and Philosophy

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Anime and Philosophy focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell, and Spirited Away are just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning -- or meaninglessness -- of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more, Anime and Philosophy provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.Hell bent on getting to their new house in the suburbs before the movers arrive, the Ogino familya€”in their Audi A4, surrounded by shopping bags and junk food wrappersa€”take a a€œwronga€ turn and end up in the Shinto inspired world of the kami.


Title:Anime and Philosophy
Author: Josef Steiff, Tristan D. Tamplin
Publisher:Open Court Publishing - 2010
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