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One of the Most Essential Anime References in English!

A Filmography of the first 30 years of Anime

From Astroboy to Akira!

This comprehensive volume covers all the anime produced in Japan during the Sixties, the Seventies and most of the Eighties -- including not only the movies and OVAs, but also the TV series and not only those that were popular or translated in English, but even the most obscure anime! It offers over 300 pages of information and lists chronologically over 1,200 titles, from Astro Boy to Akira! Each notice gives the original title, its literal translation, production company, category (adventure, comedy, sci-fi, etc.), duration or number of episodes, release or airing date, distribution company, as well as a short description and commentary. The notice is preceded by an identification number (to facilitate research in the indexes) and its type (Series, Movie, OVA, Special). For each year there is an introduction highlighting the marking themes or titles of that particular year. The book also has several indexes to make any research easy.

It is the first book to really survey the early years of anime from the moment it became an "industry," in 1958 (although there is a brief chapter covering the pre-anime industry years of 1917-1957), to the moment it started to explode, in 1988. If you are looking for any information about the early years of anime (Who animated Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro? When was Mazinger produced? How many episode Marine Boy had? etc.), you will most probably find it in this book. It is one of the most essential anime references in English!

Anime: A Guide To Japanese Animation (1958-1988). Montreal, Protoculture, 2000. Written by Andrea Baricordi, Massimiliano De Giovanni, Andrea Pietroni, Barbara Rossi, and Sabrina Tunesi; translated from the Italian by Adeline D'Opera and presented by Claude J. Pelletier. SC, 320 pages, B&W, ISBN 2-9805759-0-9. $25.00 US/Can.

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