Samurai from Outer Space

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Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation
SamuraiFromOuterSpace.jpg
Cover for Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation
Author Antonia Levi
Country United States
Language English
Subject manga
Genre Encyclopedia
Publisher Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date
December 30, 1998
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 180 pp (first edition)
ISBN 978-0-8126-9332-4

Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation is a 1998 book written by Antonia Levi. The book was published in North America by Open Court Publishing Company[1] on December 30, 1998.[2]

Reception[edit]

Anime News Network's Mikhail Koulikov commends the book for its "accessible introduction to looking at anime from an academic perspective" but criticises it for being "limited in scope, sloppy in execution, and badly dated".[3] Animation World Magazine's Fred Patten commends the book for "breaking new ground" by delivering "the first detailed discussion of the popular-culture sociology of anime." However, he criticises the book for mis-dating, "a couple of minor titles are consistently misspelled" and "the color plates are beautiful but notably pixillated [sic], as though printed from enlarged color faxes or "video screen captures" rather than from clear film transparencies."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samurai from Outer Space Understanding Japanese Animation". Open Court Publishing Company. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ Koulikov, Mikhail (January 29, 2004). "Samurai From Outer Space Understanding Japanese Animation". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ Patten, Fred. "Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation.". Anime World Magazine. Retrieved 2009-07-24.