Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 53. Anime as Global Popular Culture

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 53

Tomiko YodaProf. Tomiko Yoda

This course examines Japanese animation (or anime) through its generic conventions, formal aesthetic, and narrative motifs. At the same time, the course approaches anime as a lens through which we study contemporary media culture and its local and global production, distribution, and reception. In this sense, anime will be treated as a node in an extensive transnational network involving commercial as well as non-commercial mediums such as graphic novels, live-action films, video games, character merchandises, and fanzines/fan-events.