500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide

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Anime Japanese animation is hugely popular throughout the world. TV stations screen it dubbed into languages from Arabic to Russian, Catalan to Chinese. Diehard fans, or otaku, download it from the internet. New titles appear every week. But before you drown in the tidal wave of new releases, look inside this book. Here youll find expert reviews of all the most significant standalone titlesthe core of any English-speaking fans anime library. 500 Essential Anime Movies reveals the huge range of titles available in English, making them accessible to everyone from newcomers to experts. Divided into chapters by genre, so you can easily find the kind of story you like, and with advisory icons to warn you of sexual or violent content, the book also has details of directors, writers, designers and English-language release labels. Reviews from a leading anime expert are sure to provoke debate, as well as helping you find the anime you want, quickly and easily.

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Pub Date: 2009-01-06 Pages: 528 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 500 Essential Graphic Novels is an all-in-one guide to this exciting form of visual literature 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 everyones taste. The first of its kind. this book focuses on each graphic novel separately. honing in on art technique. style and prose. plus an age rating system so parents will know what is suitable for their children. Chapters are divided by genre. complete with individual plot synopses and star-scaled reviews for each book . providing the reader with a concise and balanced understanding of todays best graphic novels.

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Helen McCarthy is one of the west's most distinguished manga experts. The Harvey-award-winning biographer of Osamu Tezuka, she is regularly interviewed in the mass media about manga, has curated a Tezuka exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, and the ultimate compliment has seen her work translated back into Japanese.

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