Japan Entertainment Bundle
About Japan Entertainment Bundle
The Japan Entertainment Bundle contains Mobile Suit Gundam Awakening Escalation Confrontation (2nd Ed), Astro Boy Essays, and Critical Handbook Of Japanese Film Directors.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation 2nd Edition was written by Yoshiyuki Tomino.
Called "a cornerstone of anime SF," Japan's Gundam franchise begun in 1979 now boasts a worldwide cult of devotees. In the Gundam universe, the Earth Federation battle rebellious off-world colonies, and "Newtype" warriors with evolved mentality pilot gargantuan suits of high-tech armor.
This novelization presents creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's unvarnished vision for his own core series, with richer characterizations and a shocking ending. Controversial when it first appeared in English in 1990, the trilogy is being brought to fans in a single, re-edited volume, with a new introduction by Gundam expert Mark Simmons.
Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution was written by Frederik L. Schodt.
The pioneering genius of Japan's "god of manga," Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), is examined through his life's masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu. Also known as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, Tetsuwan Atom was a comic series featuring a cute little android who yearns to be more human. The history of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka's role in it is a road map to understanding the development of new media in Japan and the United States.
Topics include Tezuka's life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spin-offs, and Astro Boy's cultural impact.
Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors: From the Silent Era to the Present Day was written by Alexander Jacoby.
With clear insight and without academic jargon, Alexander Jacoby examines the works of over 150 filmmakers to uncover what makes their films worth watching. Included are artistic profiles of everyone from Yutaka Abe to Isao Yukisada, including masters like Kinji Fukasaku, Juzo Itami, Akira Kurosawa, Takashi Miike, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Yoji Yamada. Each entry includes a critical summary and filmography.