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ASIA 233     The Fantastical World of Anime  (4)

This course traces the evolution of Japanese manga (comics) and anime (animation) from World War II to the present day, focusing on works that depict female characters and works intended for female audiences. By examining a wide selection of manga and anime, students build skills in close critical analysis of popular culture and explore shifting Japanese perceptions of key social concepts such as gender, childhood, technology, nature, and Japan itself. Taught in English.