Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood Book Now Available

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Consider this slightly late, but informative, piece of news; as the UK Book publisher Bloomsbury Publishing have released Northrop Davis latest book “Manga and Anime Go To Hollywood” within the UK; and it’s currently available to purchase from various retailers and online book stores.

We don’t usually cover books on this site; but as this book provides an informative look into a subject we all love i thought it was something that would be worth sharing. Specifically this book, which provides an insight into how Japanese Manga and Anime has transcended from it’s native culture of Japan to western auidiences over the past eight decades, may interest those who wish to learn more about the history of anime and how it has evolved on a global scale.

Confused? Well this synopsis provided by the book’s publisher should give a rough idea of what to expect:

Packed with original interviews and illuminating case studies from top creators, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood helps to explain the shared and diverging genetic codes that reveal the cross-influences and independent traits of Japanese and American animation. Northrop Davis paints a fascinating picture of the interrelated history of Japanese manga/anime and Hollywood since the Meiji period through to World War II and up to the present day – and even to into the future.

The media industries in the United States and Japan are similar in much the same way different animal species are: while a horse and a kangaroo share maybe 95% of their DNA, they’re nonetheless very different animalsand so it is with manga and anime in Japanese and Hollywood animation, movies, and television. Though they share some key common elements, they developed mostly separately while still influencing each other significantly along the way.

That confluence is now accelerating into new forms of hybridization that will drive much of future storytelling entertainment. Packed with original interviews with top creators in these fields and illuminating case studies, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood helps to parse out these these shared and diverging genetic codes, revealing the cross-influences and independent traits of Japanese and American animation. In addition, Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood shows how to use this knowledge creatively to shape the future of global narrative storytelling, including through the educational system. Northrop Davis paints a fascinating picture of the interrelated history of Japanese manga/anime and Hollywood since the Meiji period through to World War II and up to the present day and even to into the future.

The Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood Book is currently available to purchase from a variety of online retailers in both hardback and paperback variations.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

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