Anime Companion volume 2 - Secondary Sources

This series of pages is a supplement to two of my books The Anime Companion and The Anime Companion 2.

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2. New entries for items not found in the books.
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The inclusion of an anime or manga title in these entries is not a recommendation of that title, see my Recommended Anime and Manga page for a list of my recommendations

Arai, Yūsei
Shingon Esoteric Buddhism: A Handbook for Followers

Ashburne, John & Abe Yoshi
World Food Japan

Averbuch, Irit
The Gods Come Dancing

Baten, Lea
Identifying Japanese Dolls

Benjamin, Gail R.
Japanese Lessons

Bestor, Theodore C.

Bisignani, J. D.
Japan Handbook

Bocking, Brian
A Popular Dictionary of Shintō

Bornoff, Nicholas and Michael Freeman
Things Japanese

Buckingham, Dorothea N.
Essential Guide to Sumo

Bush, Lewis
Japanalia: A Concise Encyclopedia

Cambridge History of Japan vol. 1.

Chamberlain, Basil Hall
Japanese Things

Cherry, Kittredge

Clements, Jonathan & Helen McCarthy
The Anime Encyclopedia

Condon, Jack and Camy Condon
The Simple Pleasures of Japan

Constantine, Peter
Japanese Street Slang

Craig, Albert M.
Chōshū in the Meiji Restoration

Cunningham, Don
Secret Weapons of Jujutsu

Cunningham , Don.

Cybriwsky, Roman
Historical Dictionary of Tokyo

De Mente, Boye Lafayette
Bachelor's Japan

De Mente, Boye Lafayette.
Japan Encyclopedia

Discover Japan

Draeger, Donn F.
Classical Budo

Draeger, Donn F.
Classical Bujutsu

Draeger, Donn F.
Modern Bujutsu & Budo

Dunn, Charles J.
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan

Eating in Japan
Japan Travel Bureau

Edogawa Rampo.
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Enbutsu Sumiko
Old Tōkyō: Walks in the City of the Shōgun

Exhibiting Animation: "Spirited Away" Special Exhibition at the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Farris, William Wayne.
Heavenly Warriors

**A Field Guide to the Birds of Japan
Text by Wild Bird Society of Japan

Finn, Dallas
Meiji Revisited

Frederic, Louis
Daily Life in Japan

Frederic, Louis
Dictionary of the Martial Arts

Frederic, Louis
Japan Encyclopedia

Galbraith IV, Stuart
Monsters are Attacking Tōkyō

Gluck, Jay, Sumi Gluck and Garet Gluck
Japan Inside Out

Guttmann and Thompson.
Japanese Sports a History

Hillsborough, Romulus
Ryoma: Life of a Renaissance Samurai

Hillsborough, Romulus
Samurai Sketches

Hosking, Richard
A Dictionary of Japanese Food : ingredients & culture

Houchins, Chang-su
Artifacts of Diplomacy

Inaba Kazuya and Nakayama Shigenobu
Japanese Homes and Lifestyles

Inagaki, Hisao
A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms : based on references in Japanese literature

Iwata Masakazu.
Ōkubo Toshimichi

Jansen, Marius B.
Sakamoto Ryōma and the Meiji Restoration

Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia / Kodansha.

Japan : At a Glance.

Japanese-English Buddhist Dictionary.

Japanese Family and Culture

Japanese Inn & Travel

Joya, Mock
Mock Joya's Things Japanese

Kabuki Plays on Stage vol.2 Villainy and Vengeance, 1773-1799.

Klompmakers, Inge.
Of Brigands and Bravery: Kuniyoshi's heros of the Suikoden

Krouse, Carolyn R.
A Guide to Food Buying in Japan

Kurosawa Akira.
Something Like an Autobiography

Kusano Eisaburo.
Stories Behind Noh and Kabuki Plays

Kyōto-Ōsaka: A Bilingual Atlas

Leiter , Samuel.
New Kabuki Encyclopedia

Levy, Ran.
Wild Flowers of Japan: A Field Guide

Living Japanese Style

Lock, Margaret M.
East Asian Medicine in Urban Japan

A Look Into Japan

**A Look Into Tokyo

Malm, William P.
Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments (Revised edition)

Martial Arts & Sports in Japan

McCarthy, Helen & Jonathan Clements
The Erotic Anime Movie Guide

McLelland, Mark J.
Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan

Michael, Loewe and Carmen Blacker (editors)
Oracles and Divination

Mikesh, Robert C.
Japanese Aircraft: Code Names & Designations

Milton , Giles
Samurai William

Miner, Earl; Odagiri Hiroko and Robert Morrell
The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature

Mol, Serge
Classical Fighting Arts of Japan

Morse, Edward S.
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings

Must-See in Kyōto

Must-See in Nikko

Nagasawa Kimiko & Camy Condon.
Nagasawa Kimiko & Camy Condon. Eating Cheap in Japan

Naito Akira.
Edo, The City That Became Tokyo

Nelson, John K.
Enduring Identities

Nishimura Eshin
Unsui: A Diary of Zen Monastic Life

Ortolani, Benito
The Japanese Theatre

Outlook on Japan

Ozawa Hiroyuki
The Great Festivals of Japan

Package Design in Japan vol. 8

Papinot, E.
Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan

Piggott, Juliet
Japanese Mythology

Plutschow, Herbert E.
Japan's Name Culture

Pompian, Susan.
Tokyo for Free

Ratti, Oscar and Adele Westbrook.
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan

Readicker-Henderson, Ed
The Traveler's Guide to Japanese Pilgrimages

Richie, Donald.
The Image Factory

Richie, Donald.
The Inland Sea

Road Atlas Japan

Robertson, Jennifer
Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Rombauer, Irma S. & Marion Rombauer Becker
Joy of Cooking

Rowthorn, Chris and Mason Florence

"Salaryman" in Japan

Sasaki Atsuharu.
Japan in a Nutshell vol. 1.

Schilling, Mark
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture

Schodt, Frederik
Dreamland Japan

Schodt, Frederik
Manga! Manga!

Schodt, Frederik
Native American in the Land of the Shōgun

Schreiber, Mark editor,
Tokyo Confidential

Schuhmacher, Stephan, Gert Woerner editors,
The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion : Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen

Seidensticker, Edward
Low City, High City

Seidensticker, Edward
Tokyo Rising

Shi Nai'an and Luo Guanzhong.
Outlaws of the Marsh

Shiba Ryotaro
The Last Shōgun: The Life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu

Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary

Short, Kevin.
Nature in Tokyo

Skoss, Diane, ed.
Koryu Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan

Skoss, Diane, ed.
Keiko Shokon: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan volume 3.

Stevens, John
The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Stevens, Keith.
Chinese Gods: The Unseen World of Spirits and Demons

Suzuki Daisetz Teitaro.
The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk

Tajima Noriyuki
Tokyo: A Guide to Recent Architecture

Today's Japan
Japan Travel Bureau

Tokyo City Atlas

Tokyo Metropolitan Atlas

Tokyo Metropolitan Area Rail & Road Atlas

Turnbull, Stephen and Howard Gerrard
Ashigaru: 1467-1649

Turnbull, Stephen
The Lone Samurai and the Martial Arts

Turnbull, S. R. and Richard Hook
Samurai Armies

Turnbull, Stephen
The Samurai Sourcebook

Turnbull, Stephen.
Samurai Warfare

Tuttle, Charles E.
Incredible Japan

Twigger, Robert
Angry White Pajamas

Vardaman, James M. and Michiko Sakaki Vardaman
Japan From A to Z

Waley, Paul
Tokyo City of Stories

Waley, Paul
Tokyo Now & Then: An Explorer's Guide

Warner, Gordon and Donn F. Draeger
Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice

Watts, A. J. and B. G. Gordon.
The Imperial Japanese Navy

Weisser, Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser
Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films

Weisser, Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser
Japanese Cinema: Essential Handbook

Who's Who of Japan

Yamakawa Kikue
Women of the Mito Domain: Recollections of Samurai Family Life

Yamasaki Taikō.

Yumoto, John M.
The Samurai Sword: A Handbook

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