Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.

Roland Kelts

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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Japanamerica is the first book that directly addresses the American experience with the Japanese pop culture craze--including anime from Hayao Miyazaki's epics to the burgeoning world of hentai, or violent pornographic anime to Haruki Murakami's fiction. Including interviews with the inventor of Pac-man and executives from TokyoPop, GDH, and other major Japanese and American production companies, this book highlights the shared conflicts both countries face as anime and manga become a global form of entertainment and change both the United States and Japan in the process.

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"[This] tells the incredible story of the way...Japanese entertainment and popular art...continue to grow and draw two very different worlds together."--Pete Townshend, The Who
"Embrace the world of otaku in Roland Kelts' comprehensive study of how Japanese pop culture enchanted the West, from Speed Racer and Pokémon to cosplay and hentai manga."--Wired
"If you wish to understand the nuances of otaku-dom, or are just hentai-curious, Japanamerica is a broad primer" --The Village Voice

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Roland Kelts

Roland Kelts is a Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and a co-editor of the New York-based literary journal, A Public Space. His articles, essays, and stories have been published in Zoetrope, Playboy, Salon, The Village Voice, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue, among others. He currently splits his time between New York and Tokyo.

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Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.
Roland Kelts

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
November 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781403984760
ISBN10: 140398476X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages, Plus 16 pages color photos
$17.00

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St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
November 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780230602038
ISBN10: 0230602037
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages, 16 color illus.
$9.99
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