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Anime! A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Animation Paperback – September 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852864923
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852864927
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,397,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Helen McCarthy has been researching and writing about Japanese animation and popular culture since 1981. She is the author of the Harvey Award winner and Eisner Award nominee "The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga" and "Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation", and co-author of "The Anime Encyclopedia". Her passion for needle arts, personal creativity and creator rights led to the creation of "Manga Cross-Stitch" with artist Steve Kyte. She also lectures and teaches on anime, manga, costume and crafts.

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Helen McCarthy (1951- ) has been researching and writing about Japanese popular culture since 1981. After a decade hearing that there was "no interest in that sort of thing" she founded a magazine, Anime UK, to disprove the claim. Her first book was published just over a year later, and she's been writing about anime, manga and Japan ever since. Her work has been translated into Chinese, French, Italian and Korean.

In 2010 she won a Harvey Award - the Oscars of the comics world - for her tenth book, 'The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga'. The book was also nominated for an Eisner Award. Helen's other awards include a Japan Foundation Award for furthering understanding of Japanese culture in the United Kingdom, and a Society of Authors/Sasakawa Foundation award.

She designs needlework, which led to the creation of "Manga Cross-Stitch", a book for those who want to use the energy of Japanese popular culture in their own embroidery. Combining a basic cross stitch course and a potted history of manga with a toolkit for designers and a wealth of fresh, enjoyable, easy-to-stitch charts, it has been welcomed by a host of stitchers.

She also writes poetry and tweets haiku and random nonsense daily. In her spare time, she studies and re-creates historic clothing and costume. She lives in London with an artist and a universe of toys.

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