Donald Richie: A Hundred Years of Japanese Film: A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos, 2005. Kodansha International; 2 Rev Upd edition. ISBN: ISBN-10: 4770029950, ISBN-13: 978-4770029959.


Sharon Kinsella: Adult Manga – Culture & Power in Contemporary Japanese Society, 2000. Curzon. (normally pensum, but at present cheap paperback out of stock).

Additional reading

Joseph L. Anderson & Donald Richie: The Japanese Film – Art and Industry , (expanded edition), 1983. Princeton University Press .

David Desser: Eros Plus Massacre – An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema, 1988. Indiana University Press.

Arthur Noletti & David Desser, eds: Reframing Japanese Cinema – Authorship, Genre, History, 1992. Indiana University Press.

Dennis Washburn & Carole Cavanaugh, eds: Word and Image in Japanese Cinema, 2000. Cambridge University Press.

Tom Mes & Jasper Sharp: The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film, 2004. Stone Bridge Press.

Isolde Standish: A New History of Japanese Cinema – A Century of Narrative Film, 2006. Continuum.

Keiko I. McDonald: Reading a Japanese Film – Cinema in Context, 2006. University of Hawaii Press.

Alexander Jacoby: A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors, 2008. Stone Bridge Press.

Alistair Phillips & Julian Stringer, eds: Japanese Cinema – Texts and Contexts, 2007. Routledge.

Abe Mark Nornes & Aaron Gerow: Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies, 2009. University of Michigan Press.,

Frederik L. Schodt: , Manga! Manga! – The World of Japanese Comics, 1986. Kodansha International.

Frederik L. Schodt: Dreamland Japan – Writings on Modern Manga, 1996. Stone Bridge Press.

Paul Gravett: Manga – 60 Years of Japanese Comics, 2004. Collins Design.

Susan Napier: Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle – Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation, (updated edition), 2005. Palgrave Macmillan.

Frenchy Lunning, ed: Mechademia, 1-4 (annual publication), 2006-09. University of Minnesota Press.

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