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Society and Culture-: Anime

Year 12 Society and Culture

Using Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

Reel Rundown

How to Be an Otaku: Your Guide to the Anime Fandom Subculture- Obviously, the most important thing about being an Otaku is familiarizing yourself with anime. 

Japan Society

A lot of the subject matter of Japanese cartoons (anime) and comics (manga) is make-believe. Fantasy and science fiction stories dominate the movies and series that are most likely to be exported. However, a lot of the subject matter, the customs, the values, and even the references, is not fantasy or science fiction.

You Tube

This is a series documenting the history of anime. During this 6 episode series i will talk about the most important and influential events in the anime industry.

Chris Stuckmann discusses anime, what his favorite titles are, its influence on western cinema, and why it's under appreciated amongst film-lovers.


Anime: From cult following...PDF

This study examined the scope of influence that Japanese anime had on American people born in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Relying on secondary research and a survey using a convenience sample of 107 students and young adults, this study found that anime conveys a negative image associated with violence and fringe culture, but people see anime as more of an art form than tasteless violent film.

Anime Commit

Japanese anime influence can be seen all over the world, especially in the western countries. It is common to come across some commercial western adaptations of Japanese anime, like in comics, books, games, apparel, music and even in snacks.

Media and Society

Is anime a good reference tool to teach someone about Japanese culture?  Apparently there are a lot of theories about this subject, but there haven’t been much studies done on it.

Nerd Nation

A wide variety of youth subcultures have appeared in Japan since World War II, many of them shocking polite sensibilities and subverting mainstream society with behaviors considered hedonistic, self-centered, and deviant.