Film / Popular Culture

The Anime Encyclopedia


Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.

The Astro Boy Essays


A tribute to Japan's God of Manga by his long-time American friend and translator. Includes rare, full-color, original Astro Boy Astro Boy art!

Satoshi Kon


An introduction to the work and vision of Satoshi Kon, anime's premier illusionist.

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors


A comprehensive volume on major directors in the history of Japanese film.

Anime Classics Zettai!


The top 100 Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series.

Asia Shock


A fan's guide to the weirdest, scariest films from Asian masters.

Pop Goes Korea


The story of South Korea's pop-cultural revolution is a tale of rapid growth, wild personalities, and uncanny success.

Waiting on the Weather


A revealing memoir about the director and his films, by his first assistant for fifty years.

Warring Clans, Flashing Blades


50 more must-see martial arts films.


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