Film, Anime & Manga

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors

by Alexander Jacoby

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

Dreamland Japan

Dreamland Japan

by Frederik L. Schodt

The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Japanese the Manga Way

Japanese the Manga Way

by Wayne P. Lammers

A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers.

The Astro Boy Essays

The Astro Boy Essays

by Frederik L. Schodt

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!

The Minamata Story

The Minamata Story

by Akiko Shimojima

The true story of how one Japanese village suffered and survived the mercury poisoning of its waters.

Watching Anime, Reading Manga

Watching Anime, Reading Manga

by Fred Patten

The first book-length collection by the most respected writer on anime and manga today.

Anime Explosion!

Anime Explosion!

by Patrick Drazen

A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.

Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1)

Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1)

by Jing Liu

A fun way to learn about China in a visual, informative comic-style history.

Mobile Suit Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam

by Frederik L. Schodt

The Gundam creator's own vision of his spectacularly successful cult franchise, in a new edition for hungry fans.

The Four Immigrants Manga

The Four Immigrants Manga

by Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama

The first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel!

The Osamu Tezuka Story

The Osamu Tezuka Story

by Dr. Frederik L. Schodt

A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)

Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)

by Jing Liu

This fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!

How to Take a Japanese Bath

How to Take a Japanese Bath

by Leonard Koren

An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.

Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

by Steve Alpert

A unique behind-the-scenes look at Japanese business and how the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki were introduced to the world.

The Making of Modern China (vol. 4)

The Making of Modern China (vol. 4)

by Jin Liu

The fourth volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's move to modernization!

The Understanding China Through Comics Series

The Understanding China Through Comics Series

by Jing Liu

Who founded China? Who are the Chinese people? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time?

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)

by Jing Liu

The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Humphrey the Lost Whale

Humphrey the Lost Whale

by Wendy Tokuda & Richard Hall

The heartwarming true story of a wrong-way humpback whale who is helped and cheered back to freedom in San Francisco.

The Anime Encyclopedia

The Anime Encyclopedia

by Jonathan Clements & Helen McCarthy

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

The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film

The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film

by Tom Mes & Jasper Sharp

The hottest directors, their coolest films . . . A complete guide to today's Japanese movie renaissance.

Warring Clans, Flashing Blades

Warring Clans, Flashing Blades

by Patrick Galloway

50 more must-see martial arts films.

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