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Book Giveaway: Forget Valentines Day, Stay Indoors with Anime

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We held a really neat Valentine's Day anime book giveaway with our friends over at Japan Realm. 


Don’t get me wrong, there’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating Valentines Day this 14th. However, there is also nothing wrong with skipping the whole thing and chilling with some great anime!

If you need an excuse to stay home and watch anime this 14th, then Stone Bridge Press and myself are here to hook you up. What better way to get sucked into your new favorite anime than by discovering some of the greatest titles you may have missed. In this giveaway we are giving one lucky winner two fantastic books from Stone Bridge Press that any anime beginner or otaku will love.

Anime Classics Zettai!: 100 Must-See Japanese Animation Masterpieces
by Brian Camp, Julie Davis

From Stone Bridge Press, award-winning publishers of The Anime Encyclopedia, Hayao Miyazaki, and The Astro Boy Essays, comes a must-have guide to 100 essential Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series, from 1950s classics to the latest Cartoon Network hits. Looking for something specific? Eight unique icons make reviews easy to browse. From Akira to Naruto, Pokemon to Sailor Moon, anime veterans Brian Camp and Julie Davis present over 100 black & white images alongside summaries, style notes, rare facts, viewer-discretion guides, and critical comments on films that fans absolutely must see.


This long-awaited “companion” volume boasts over 500 all-new glossary-style entries to help you decipher anime’s distinctive content, images and cultural motifs. Ranging from Aikido to Zero fighters (with Japanese Mountain Vegetables in between), Gilles Poitras covers the minutiae of anime in fascinating detail, including illustrations, anime images, film citations and numerous references to the related art of manga. More than a guide, The Anime Companion 2 is a pop survey of Japanese art, kitsch, history, food and daily life. Now with entries in kanji and English, The Anime Companion remains the best friend an otaku ever had

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