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Anime and Manga: Anime Essentials
Favorite anime and manga-related books and series.
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Title: Anime Explosion!: the What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation
Author: Drazen, Patrick
ISBN: 1880656728
Call Number: 791.433 D799a
Notes: An engaging tour of the anime universe, from older manga traditions to the works of modern directors like Miyazaki and Otomo.

 
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Title: Science of Anime: Mecha-Noids and Al-Super-Bots
Author: Gresh, Lois H.
ISBN: 1560257687
Call Number: 741.58 G866s
Notes: A fascinating look at how anime explores the future of science and technology, and its effect on the human race.

 
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Title: Anime From Akira to Howl's Moving Castle
Author: Napier, Susan J.
ISBN: 1403970513
Call Number: 791.4334 N162a
Notes: An authoritative source on anime for seasoned fans and newcomers.

 
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Title: Anime Essentials: Everything a Fan Needs to Know
Author: Poitras, Gile
ISBN: 1880656531
Call Number: 741.58 P756ae
Notes: An overview of the anime phenomenon that will appeal to both to veterans and newcomers.

 
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Title: The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation
Author: Poitras, Giles
ISBN: 1880656329
Call Number: 741.58 P756a
Notes: Provides an understanding of Japanese culture through anime and manga.