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Title Manga and philosophy / edited by Josef Steiff and Adam Barkman
Published Chicago : Open Court, [2010]


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Description ix, 362 pages, 10 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Series Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 52
Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 52
Contents Nimensei : Light shows the way: Death Note / Brandon Canaday ; Writing wrong: Death Note / Gilbert M. Lugo -- Zen no michi : Being good takes practice: Hero Heel / Josef Steiff ; Kenshin is not an Emo pansy: Samurai X / Daisuke Matsuura ; Showing the world the right path: Gundam Wing / Gordon Hawkes ; The brink of extinction: Ark Angels / Ashley Barkman ; Down the abyss: Nausicaä on the Valley of the Wind / Steve Odin ; Drawing on the self: Sexy Voice and Robo, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, FLCL / Sally Jane Thompson -- Hamon : Why do they look white? / Jason Davis, Christie Barber, and Mio Bryce ; Never really there / Elizabeth A. Marks ; Being cute and being cool / Thorsten Botz-Bornstein ; The flaming metaphysical lips of mange / George A. Reisch -- Furoku : Select your warrior ; "Okay, I can handle the library being gone" ; Searching Yggdrasil -- Kids, animals, and women with attitude -- Fullmetal Metaphysician
Tezuka. You need a system to play Black Jack: Black Jack / Tristan D. Tamplin ; "You, God of manga, are cruel!": Black Jack, Phoenix, Buddha / Ada Palmer ; Imagination rising: Phoenix / Bruce Sheridan -- Ketsuekigata. Why are there so few superhero manga?: Spider-man J, Cyborg 009, Ultimo, Shadow Lady, Zetman / Andrew Terjesen ; Should Athena really wear pink?: Ulysses 31, Appleseed, Saint Seiya, Chrno Crusade / Adam Barkman ; Re-staging World War II: Cosmoship Yamato, Barefoot Gen, Zipang / Carl H. Sobocinski ; Living happily never after in women's manga: josei / Jonathan Clements ; Dirty pictures: Iolicon / Nancy Kang -- Kazoku. No man could love her more: angel sanctuary, vampire knight / Elizabeth Birmingham ; Is Al still Ed's brother, or Is he already dead?: Fullmetal alchemist / Nicolas Michaud ; Humanity grows up: To Terra / Deborah Shamoon ; Operation La Famiglia: Gunslinger girl / Sara Livingston
Summary Arguably the most important pop culture import from the East to the West, manga is a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. Yet just as much as it is a source of visual splendor and riveting storylines, manga - theherald of the exotic and uber-hip - stimulates intense philosophical interest. Manga and Philosophy joins the lively discussion by examining some of its major forms, best titles, and the cultural factors surrounding it
Notes Title on cover also in Japanese script: Manga to rinen
Title on cover also in Japanese script: マンガと理念
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Japan.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Author Barkman, Adam, 1979-
Steiff, Josef.
LC no. 2010016759
ISBN 9780812696790 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Other Titles マンガと理念