ERIC Number: EJ705706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
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The Anime Revelation: How I Learned to Love Japanese Animation and Changed Our Teen Video Collection Forever
School Library Journal, v50 n8 pS6 Aug 2004
What is the appeal of anime? For one thing, the graphic storytelling is uniquely compelling and spans multiple genres. It tends to be targeted to different audiences: young children and families, males or females aged 10-18, or strictly adults for the mature genre called hentai. In America, almost all animation is produced for and watched by children. In Japan, everyone watches anime, and as the ratings for anime on the Cartoon Network and video and DVD sales show, the audience in America is growing and enthusiastic. This article describes 3 sources of anime that selectors should be aware of when building an anime collection, and lists typical content themes.
Descriptors: Films, Foreign Countries, Cartoons, Public Libraries, Animation, Librarians, Library Materials, Story Telling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Media Staff
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Identifiers - Location: Japan