Anime and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) by Josef Steiff PDF

By Josef Steiff

ISBN-10: 0812697138

ISBN-13: 9780812697131

Anime and Philosophy specializes in the various most-loved, most-intriguing anime movies and sequence, in addition to lesser-known works, to discover what lies at their center. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost within the Shell, and Spirited Away are only some of the movies analyzed during this ebook. In those tales approximately monsters, robots, young ones, and spirits who grapple with the $64000 questions in existence we discover perception an important to our occasions: classes on morality, justice, and heroism, in addition to meditations on identification, the soul, and the that means — or meaninglessness — of existence. Anime has turn into a world phenomenon, achieving throughout genres, mediums, and cultures. For these pondering why such a lot of humans love anime or for die-hard lovers who need to know extra, Anime and Philosophy presents a deeper appreciation of the artwork and storytelling of this specified jap culture.

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