Tokyo Cyberpunk is one of the best works I have ever read on Japanese popular culture. In fact, I would place it as one of the best works on recent popular culture in general that I have read. The topics are fascinating, important, and wide ranging. The analysis is thorough, imaginative, and sophisticated without being over-jargonated and unapproachable.  The book is a genuine pleasure to read—stimulating, informative and even eye-opening at particular moments, when the author works through a wide and sometimes seemingly disparate variety of sources to open up a particular icon of cyberpunk (or should I say  simply ‘contemporary’?) culture.”                      

--Susan Napier, Professor of Japanese Studies, Tufts University and author of From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West

"Cinema Anime is an important and thought-provoking collection of essays by a number of the leading figures in the field. It includes some of the first scholarly work on several challenging and noteworthy anime that have not received enough academic attention up to now.  With chapters that range from cross-cultural overviews to ambitious critical interventions, this volume will be of interest to a wide audience, from students to experienced scholars. Indeed, Cinema Anime should be required reading for anyone committed to anime criticism."  

 --Christopher Bolton, Coeditor of Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime



“in an era of global capitalism and the accelerating transnational traffic of cultural flows, the world is the anime screen.”

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