Article and Essay Supplement

This page is devoted to supplementary information related to articles and essays I have written. Not everything I write will have such information.

Japanese names are all in proper order, family name first given name second.

IMPORTANT Note on ISBN numbers:
I am not providing ISBN numbers in my book citations. Each version of a book has a different ISBN, this includes the hardcover and paperback versions of the same edition. The ISBN on a book I have may be different than the currently available edition, and will be different for later editions.

Newtype USA articles, most recent first.
Note all titles are subject to change by the editors.

 


May 2007 Vol. 6 No. 5 p. - [Article 50]

A Kind of Noodle

Sources:

Project X Challengers Cup Noodle: The Miracle of 8.2 Billion Served

Anime and Manga mentioned :

Castile of Cagliostroi
The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure
Maison Ikkoku
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Project A-Ko
Patlabor
GTO

April 2007 Vol. 6 No. 4 p. - [Article 49]

Sukeban in Fact and Fiction

Sources:

The single major source on the actual sukeban is:
Macias, Patrick and Izumi Evers
Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno.

Then for the TV shows, movies and anime:
Schilling, Mark
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
Clements, Jonathan
The Dorama Encyclopedia
Clements, Jonathan & Helen McCarthy
The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised and Expanded Edition

Anime and Live Action Movies mentioned :

Sukeban Deka TV series
New Cutey Honey OVA series
Sukeban Deka anime
Sukeban Deka live action movies

March 2007 Vol. 6 No. 3 p. - [Article 48]

Armitage III and H.P. Lovecraft

Sources:

For this one I relied on advice from Steven and used my volumes of stories by Lovecraft.

Anime mentioned :

Armitage III, original OVA series

Books mentioned :

The anthology of short stores I mention is:
Lairs of the Hidden Gods v.1
Lairs of the Hidden Gods v.2
Lairs of the Hidden Gods v.3
Lairs of the Hidden Gods v.4
If you have trouble finding these volumes in the US you can order them from The Other Change of Hobbit in Berkeley.

February 2007 Vol. 6 No. 2 p. - [Article 47]

Gals Just Wanna Hang Out

Sources:

For this one I mainly relied on memory from the various articles I've read over the years.
However I am looking forward to getting Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook when it comes out in May.

Anime, Manga and Cinema mentioned :

Gals
Love and Pop
Super Gals

January 2007 Vol. 6 No. 1 p. - [Article 46]

Mizushobai

Sources:

De Mente, Boye Lafayette.
Japan Encyclopedia
Lincolnwood, Il: Passport Books 1995
p.339 & 516

Otsuki Hiroshi & Bradley Grindstaff
Cultural Keys: The History of Japanese Words and Phrases
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press 1995
p.69-70

Anime mentioned :

City Hunter TV series
City Hunter: The Motion Picture
Club Nine
The Gokusen
IGWP: Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Ouran High School Host Club

December 2006 Vol. 5 No. 12 p. - [Article 45]

Otaku Part 2: the word today

Sources:

Murakami Takashi (ed)
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture
New York: Jpan Society 2005

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Genshiken
Otaku No Video
Densha Otoko (Train Man)
Maniac Road
You’re Under Arrest

November 2006 Vol. 5 No. 11 p. - [Article #44]

Otaku Part 1: the origin and development of a term

Sources:

Schodt, Frederik
Dreamland Japan
Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press 1996

Takeda Yasuhiro
The Notenki Memoirs
Houston: ADV Manga 2005

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Otaku no Video

October 2006 Vol. 5 No. 10 p. - [Article #43]

Trains of Tokyo

Sources:

Obtaining a count of the train stations on Tolkyo was not easy. I could find no accurate list of stations. There are several compoanies that run stations in the city and their lists often inclided stations outside Tokyo proper. What I did find was a list of rail lines in Tokyo, from there using company web pages and other sources I made lists of all the stations in the city, line by line, then I sorted the list of station names and removed the duplicates.

De Mente, Boye Lafayette
Subway Guide to Tokyo
Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2005

The Pocket Tokyo-Subway Guide
Tokyo: Kodansha, 2002

Tokyo Transit Book 4th ed
Tokyo: Japan Times, 1992

Tokyo Metropolitan Area Rail & Road Atlas
Tokyo: Kodansha International. 1993

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau Of General Affairs Statistic Division Management and Coordination Section
Tokyo Statistical Yearbook 2004 Transportation and Communication

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Maison Ikkoku
Otogi Zoshi

September 2006 Vol. 5 No. 9 p. - [Article #42]

Cinematic Eye and Anime

Sources:

Gibbs, John
Mise-en-Scene: Film Style and Interpretation
London: Wallflower, 2002

Thompson, Roy
Grammar of the Edit
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1993

Thompson, Roy
Grammar of the Shot
Oxford: Focal Press, 1998

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Akira
Avalon
the Ghost in the Shell movies
Jin-Roh
Millennium Actress
the Patlabor movies
Samurai X Trust and Betrayal
Spirited Away
Tokyo Godfathers Whisper of the Heart
You're Under Arrest The Motion Picture

August 2006 Vol. 5 No. 8 p. - [Article #41]

Name Play in Maison Ikkoku

Number corresponding to the familiy name- Flipped name - kani and unflipped name.

0 Kyōko Otonashi (音無 響子 Otonashi Kyōko
1 Hanae Ichinose (一の瀬 花枝 Ichinose Hanae)
1 Kentarō Ichinose (一の瀬 賢太郎 Ichinose Kentarō)
2 Nozomu Nikaidō (二階堂望 Nikaidō Nozomu - manga and movie only
3 Shun Mitaka (三鷹瞬 Mitaka Shun)
3 Zenzaburō Mitsukoshi (三越善三郎 Mitsukoshi Zenzaburō)
4 Mr. Yotsuya (四谷)
5 Yūsaku Godai (五代 裕作 Godai Yūsaku
6 Akemi Roppongi (六本木朱美 Roppongi Akemi)
7 Kozue Nanao (七尾こずえ Nanao Kozue)
8 Ibuki Yagami (八神いぶき Yagami Ibuki)
9 Asuna Kujō (九条明日菜; Kujō Asuna)
1000 Chigusa (千草)

Sōichirō (惣一郎)

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Inu Yasha
Maison Ikkoku
Ranma 1/2
Urusei Yatsura

July 2006 Vol. 5 No. 7 p. - [Article #40]

I Know Who These Guys Are!

Sources:

Leiter, Samuel L. The Art of Kabuki 2nd revised edition p.1-58
Leiter, Samuel L. New Kabuki Encyclopedia p.16-17 entry for Aotozoshi Hana no Nishiki-e

DVD info for Shiranami Gonin Otoko
For the SHV web site on their release
CD Japan entry on the same DVD.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Lupin the 3rd From Moscow With Love
Episodes:
Kooky Kabuki
Mercy Mercy Me

June 2006 Vol. 5 No. 6 p. - [Article #39]

Rashômon

Sources:

Stevenson, John. Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales p.17, 40, 41, 94

Tyler, Royall. Japanese Tales tale #65

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Otogi Zoshi

Rashomon

Tenchi Universe

Astro Boy

Tenchi The Movie - Tenchi Muyo in Love

May 2006 Vol. 5 No. 5 p. - [Article #38]

Heiankyo

Sources:

Japan: An Illustrated EncyclopediaHeiankyo p.514-15

Japan: An Illustrated EncyclopediaNagaokakyo p.1032

Dougill, John._Kyōto: A Cultural History

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Gasaraki

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Onmyoji

Otogi Zoshi

Peacemaker

Rurouni Kenshin

Tale of Genji

 

April 2006 Vol. 5 No. 4 p. - [Article #37]

Libraries in anime

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Fushigi Yugi

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex

Gundam 0083

Haibane Renmei

Kimagure Orange Road.

Read or Die, the OVA and R.O.D TV series.

Whisper of the Heart

Other anime or manga with libraries:

(Thanks go to Ono Masahiro and the librarians on the GNLIB mailing list for helping me identify these. The commentary text below is partly theirs)

Vampire Princess Miyu TV has a library scene. Miyu goes to the school library to look at old yearbooks (she suspects a teacher of killing students) and runs into a classmate who has a stack of vampire books (he suspects Miyu of killing students). The episode title is The Fang Knows.

Kino's Journey episode 9 (on disc 3) is set in a library -- it's quite an interesting story.

Fullmetal Alchemist has a librarian/researcher character who works with tons of books and has a memory like Bunny Watson.

Wild Arms Episode 4 ('The Faluna Bible') of Wild Arms is about a library.

Blue Seed (TV anime) Episode 1 Fujimiya Momiji reads a book on Japanese mythology in the school library.

Marmalade Boy -- some episodes are in the school library, which is a very distinctive building.

Fruits Basket, shows Tohru visiting the library and checking out books on martial arts and gardening, Kyo and Yuki's favorite hobbies. She also gets a book of recipes.

Azumanga Daioh On page 90 - page 93 in Volume 4 of Azumanga Daioh (manga), there is a scene of the high school's library. If the ADV edition has the same pagination, you can find it on these pages.

George Asakura's "A Perfect Day for Love Letters 1", has at least some library content. If I recall, it's in the first of the interconnected stories.

El Hazard: The Magnificent World (OVA), In episode 1 Dr Strelbau reads books in a library in order to find a way to send back Mizuhara and Fujisawa-sensei to the world where they lived. And if I remember correctly, in episode 5 of El Hazard: The Wanderers (TV), there is a scene of Afra Maan's library or her library is mentioned.

March 2006 Vol. 5 No. 3 p. - [Article #36]

The Hidden Meaning of Gestures

Sources:

70 Japanese Gestures by Hamiru-aqui

The Illustrated Handbook of American and Japanese Gestures by Stephen N. Williams

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Oh My Goddess! OVA

Zatoichi

February 2006 Vol. 5 No. 2 p. - [Article #35]

Ishikawa Goemon

Sources:

Must-See in Kyōto Japan Travel Bureau p.178;

Who's Who of Japan Japan Travel Bureau p.116;

Brandon, James R. & Leiter, Samuel L. Kabuki Plays on Stage v.2 Villainy and Vengeance: 1770-1800 p. 74-75

Leiter , Samuel. New Kabuki Encyclopedia. 551

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Battle Royale- in passing no relation fo Goemon

Goemon's Great Adventure - game

Hideyoshi - NHK Taiga Drama TV series

Kinmon Gosan no Kiri, (The Golden Gate and the Paulownia Crest) - a kabuki play

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Lupin III in general

Lupin the 3rd Dragon of Doom

Makai Tensho: Samurai Reincarnation

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon - game

January 2006 Vol. 5 No. 1 p. - [Article #34]

Saito Really Existed

Sources:

I used one source Romulus Hillsborough Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps.
Why? Because there are no other sources I know of. Especially bad are the web pages on Saito which are a mixture of known fact and plenty of details from fiction. I'll stick to the reliable sources.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Rurouni Kenshin, especially the Kyōto arc and Samurai X Trust and Betrayal,

Peacemaker

December 2005 Vol. 4 No. 12 p.70 - [Article #33]

Kenji Miyazawa

Sources:

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia p.990

I also used the introductions of the following books by Kenji Miyazawa

A Future of Ice: Poems and Stories of a Japanese Buddhist
Translated by Hiroaki Sato
published by North Point Press
ISBN 0-86547-373-0

Night Train to the Stars (bi-lingual edition)
translated by John Bester,
published by Kodansha International
ISBN 4-7700-2131-3

Once and Forever
translated by John Bester,
published by Kodansha International.
ISBN 4-7700-1780-4

The Tales of Miyazawa Kenji
translated by John Bester,
published by Kodansha International.
ISBN 4-7700-2081-3

Other translations of works by Kenji Miyazawa:

Kenji Miyazawa Poems
translated by Roger Pulvers,
published by Chikuma Shobô.
ISBN 4-480-03256-8

Matasaburo the Wind Imp
translated by John Bester,
published by Kodansha International.
ISBN 4-06-186078-X

Milky Way Railroad
translated by Joseph Sigrist and D. M. Stroud,
published by Stone Bridge Press.
ISBN 1-880656-26-4

Night On The Milky Way Train
translated by Roger Pulvers,
published by Chikuma Shobô.
ISBN 4-480-03163-4

Night on the Milky Way Railway
translated by Sarah Strong,
published by M.E.Sharp, Inc.
ISBN 0-87332-820-5

Night Train to the Stars and other stories
translated by John Bester,
published by Kodansha International.
ISBN 4-06-186031-3

Sacred Fool, Works of Kenji Miyazawa
translated by Tatsuo Hamada,
published by Abiko Literary Press.
ISBN 4-900763-20-9

The Series of The Works of Kenji Miyazawa
translated by C.W.Nicol & Gan Tanigawa,
published by Monogatari-Bunka-no-Kai.
Note: These are very hard to obtain, you may wish to order direct.

Six Early Stories of Kenji Miyazawa
translated by C.W.Nicol & Gan Tanigawa,
published by Ushio Shuppan.
ISBN 4-267-01035-8

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Fushigi Yugi

Grave of the Fireflies (minor reference)

Night on the Galactic Railroad

The Place Promised in our Early Days

Pom Poko (minor reference)

Sero Hiki no Goushu (Gauche the Cellist or Gorsch the Cellist)

Spring and Chaos


November 2005 Vol. 4 No. 11 p.70 - [Article #32]

Lovely Doll, Dangerous Doll

Sources:

OOPS I again forgot to take notes on my sources. Not that there were many sources as this is more of a reflection piece on the subject.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Appleseed (OVA and movie)

Armitage III

Banner of the Stars

Bladerunner

Bubblegum Crisis (original OVA series)

Chobits

Crest of the Stars

Ghost in the Shell (1st movie)

Irresponsible Captain Tylor

Ranma 1/2 OVA "The Two Akanes"

Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy)

Your Under Arrest TV series, episode 44


October 2005 Vol. 4 No. 10 p.70 - [Article #31]

Demons, Tiger Skins and Jealousy, Oh My!

Sources:

Addiss, Stephen (ed)
Japanese Ghosts & Demons ch.6

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia p. 335 (Emma)1151 (oni)

More info on Urusei Yatsura :

AnimEigo Urusei Yatsura producnt page.

Tomobiki-cho Urusei Yatsura Web Site

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Inu Yasha

Maison Ikkoku

Onmyoji

Otaku no Video

Tokyo Godfathers

Urusei Yatsura

Yu Yu Hakusho

Zenki


September 2005 Vol. 4 No. 9 p.70 - [Article #30]

Seishi Yokomizo

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia p. 1751

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

GTO

The Inugami Clan (mystery novel)

Inugamike no Ichizoku

Lupin The 3rd: Family Jewels

The New Kindaichi Files

Rurouni Kenshin


August 2005 Vol. 4 No. 8 p.70 - [Article #29]

Tattoos

Sources:

Richie, Donald and Ian Buruma
The Japanese Tattoo

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

City Hunter

Princess Mononoke

Sanctuary

Zatoichi


July 2005 Vol. 4 No. 7 p.58 - [Article #28]

Battles Without Honor & Humanity
(original title: Yakuza)

Sources:

Kaplan, David E. and Alec Dubro
Yakuza : Japan's Criminal Underwrold

Saga Junichi
Confessions of a Yakuza (reprint of Gambler's Tale)

Schilling, Mark
The Yakuza Movie Book

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

City Hunter

Dance Till Tomorrow

GTO

Sanctuary

Tokyo Godfathers

Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor & Humanity

Zatoichi


June 2005 Vol. 4 No. 6 p.58 - [Article #27]

Who is Bando Tamasaburo?

Sources:

Leiter, Samuel L.
New Kabuki Encyclopedia
Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1997

Kominz, Laurence
The Stars Who created Kabuki
Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1997

SHV DVD site Bando Tamasaburo index:
http://www.shochiku.co.jp/video/dvd/kabuki/da0205.html

The Bando Tamasaburo web site (Japanese):
http://www.tamasaburo.co.jp/

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Maison Ikkoku episode 7

 


May 2005 Vol. 4 No. 5 p.58 - [Article #26]

Kabuki

Sources:

Leiter, Samuel L.
New Kabuki Encyclopedia
Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1997

SHV DVD site kabuki index:
http://www.shochiku.co.jp/video/index_dvd-kabuki.html

CD Japan search
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search.html?type=GC&restrict=ALL&word=Kabuki+Meisakusen

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Lupin the 3rd Dragon of Doom

Rurouni Kenshin, episode 77


April 2005 Vol. 4 No. 4 p.57 - [Article #25]

Akihabara

Sources:

Waley, Paul
Tokyo City of Stories
New York and Tôkyô: Weatherhill 1991

Waley, Paul
Tokyo Now & Then: An Explorer's Guide
New York and Tôkyô: Weatherhill 1984

Macias, Patrick and Machiyama Tomohiro
Cruising the Anime City
Berkeley : Stone Bridge Press 2004

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia p.27

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Maniac Road
Pretty Sammy


March 2005 Vol. 4 No. 3 p.58 - [Article #24]

Dressed Like the Dead

Sources:

Two good books on the subjecta re:

Van Riel, Paul & Dalby, Liza
Kimono
Leiden: Hotei Publishing 2001

Dalby, Liza
Kimono: Fashioning Culture.
Seattle: University of Washington Press 2001

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Ai Yori Aoshi
Blade of the Immortal
City Hunter 2
Lone Wolf and Cub
Samurai Executioner


February 2005 Vol. 4 No. 2 p.57 - [Article #23]

The Japanese Self Defense Forces

Sources:

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
p.1341 "Self Defense Forces"
p. 228 " Constitution of Japan"
p.1061 "National Police Reserve
p.1062 "National Safety Forces"

Japan's Homeland Security: Police, or Self-Defense Forces?
Yuki Tatsumi
Japan Watch - April 26, 2002
Available on the Center for Strategic & International Studies web site
http://www.csis.org/japan/japanwatch/jw0204.htm

For a look at fears of a remilitarized Japan by it's neighbors see:
JAPAN'S SELF-DEFENSE FORCES: WHAT DANGERS TO NORTHEAST ASIA?
Thomas L. Wilborn
May 1, 1994


Available as a PDF file from the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S War College at:
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pdffiles/PUB102.pdf

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

801 Airbats
Gasaraki
Patlabor 2
Sanctuary


January 2005 Vol. 4 No. 1 p.57 - [Article #22]

Chambara [sword fight films]

Sources:

The best source for information on such films in general is

Currents in Japanese Cinema by Sato Tadao, translated by Geregory Barrett
Tokyo : Kodansha. 1982

For the yakuza films see:

Schilling, Mark
The Yakuza Movie Book
Berkeley : Stone Bridge Press. 2003

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Kanto Wanderer
Kill Bill
Lady Snowblood
Peacemaker Kurogane
Rurouni Kenshin
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal
Seven Samurai
Tattooed Life
Tsukikage Ran
Yojimbo
Zatoichi


December 2004 Vol. 3 No. 12 p.58 - [Article #21]

Locations in IWGP Volume 1

Sources:

Tokyo City Atlas
Tokyo : Kodansha. 1998
maps 24-25

Marui Annual Report 2004
http://www.0101.co.jp/company/pdf/annual/mar2004/mar2004.pdf

Toshima-Ku official web site
http://www.city.toshima.tokyo.jp/english/

Ashburne, John & Chris Rowthorn
Tokyo
Melbourne, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications, 2001
p,96-97

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

IWGP: Ikebukuro West Gate Park


November 2004 Vol. 3 No. 11 p.56 - [Article #20]

The Shinsengumi

Hillsborough's book on the Shinsengumi has finally been releaqsed, over a year since the originally announced date.

Sources:

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993

Who's Who of Japan p. 152

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Millennium Actress
Peace Maker Kurogane
Rurouni Kenshin
Shinsengumi (TV 2004 Taiga Drama)
Soar High Isami
Taboo


October 2004 Vol. 3 No. 10 p. 56 - [Article #19]

The Bakumatsu

Sources:

For sources I used many of the books listed on my Books on the Bakumatsu & Early Meiji web page.

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Dagger of Kamui
Rurouni Kenshin TV
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal


September 2004 Vol. 3 No. 9 p. 56 - [Article #18]

Enjo Kosai [compensated dating]

Dang forgot to take notes on the sources.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

GTO
Love & Pop
Nadia
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Peach Girl
Voyeurs, Inc


August 2004 Vol. 3 No. 8 p. 56 - [Article #17]

The Edo Period

Sources:

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Lone Wolf and Cub
Samurai Deeper Kyo

Samurai Legend
Vagabond
Zatoichi
(live action movies)


July 2004 Vol. 3 No. 7 p. 56 - [Article #16]

Shinjuku

Sources:

Cybriwsky, Roman
Historical Dictionary of Tokyo
Lamham, Scarecrow Press 1997

Illustrated A Look Into Tokyo
Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau 1991

Waley, Paul
Tokyo: City of Stories
New York: Weatherhill 1991

Waley, Paul
Tokyo: Now and Then
New York: Weatherhill 1984

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

City Hunter
Tokyo Godfathers


June 2004 Vol. 3 No. 6 p.55 - [Article #15]

Landmarks: Tokyo Tower

Sources:

Cybriwsky, Roman
Historical Dictionary of Tokyo
Lamham, Scarecrow Press 1997

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993

NHK's Project X TV show on the making of Tokyo Tower

Waley, Paul
Tokyo: City of Stories
New York: Weatherhill 1991

Waley, Paul
Tokyo: Now and Then
New York: Weatherhill 1984

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Card Captor Sakura
Clamp School
Magic Knight Rayearth
Phantom Quest Corps
Please Save My Earth
Someday's Dreamers
Tenchi Muyo in Love
X
You're Under Arrest (movie)


May 2004 Vol. 3 No. 5 p. 59 [Article #14]

Tokugawa Ieyasu

Sources:

Papinot, E.
Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan
Rutland: Tuttle 1972

Sadler, A. L.
The Maker of Modern Japan: The LIfe of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu
Rutland: Tuttle 1978

Turnbull, Stephen
Samurai Sourcebook
London: Arms and Armor Press 1998

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Saber Marionette J
Samurai Deeper Kyo
Shonen Tokugawa Ieyasu (Young Tokugawa Ieyasu, not available in English).


April 2004 Vol. 3 No. 4 p. 57 [Article #13]

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Sources:

Berry, Mary Elzabeth
Hideyoshi
Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press 1982

Turnbull, Stephen
Samurai Sourcebook
London: Arms and Armor Press 1998

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Kenji
Mermaids Scar
Mister Zipangu (an untranslated manga by Shiina Takashi)
Ninja Scroll (movie)
Samurai Deeper Kyo
Samurai, Son of Death (the 1987 Eclipse comics collaboration by Sharman DiVono and Hiroshi Hirata.)


March 2004 Vol. 3 No. 3 p. 57 [Article #12]

Oda Nobunaga

Sources:

Illustrated Who's Who of Japan
Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau 1991

Lamers, Jeroen
Japonius Tyrannus: The Japanese Warload Oda Nobunaga Reconsidered
Leiden: Hotei Publishing 2000

Turnbull, Stephen
Samurai Sourcebook
London: Arms and Armor Press 1998

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Black Lion
Blood Reign
Inu Yasha
Nobunaga (manga by the authors of Mai the Psychic Girl, still unbtranslated)
Samurai Deeper Kyo
Toki no Tabibito (Time Stranger, an anime which is also not available)
Wrath of the Ninja


February 2004 Vol. 3 No. 2 p. 57 [Article #11]

Dating Princess Mononoke

On how one can figure out the rough date of the Princess Mononoke story by internal evidence in the story.

Sources:

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993
- Entry on the Onin Wars.

Papinot, E.
Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan
Rutland: Tuttle 1972
- For information on Lord Asano.

Turnbull, Stephen
Samurai Sourcebook
London: Arms and Armor Press 1998
- p.132 on firearms.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Princess Mononoke


January 2004 Vol. 3 No. 1 p. 57 [Article #10]

The Last of the Shoguns

Note: My original title was simply Shogun as the article was on the early, pre-Tokugawa shōguns.

Sources:

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993

Papinot, E.
Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan
Rutland: Tuttle 1972

Turnbull, Stephen
Samurai Sourcebook
London: Arms and Armor Press 1998

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Escaflowne
Ghost Story
The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden
Princess Mononoke
Zenki


December 2003 Vol. 2 No. 12 p. 59 [Article #9]

Emishi and Ainu

Sources:

Ainu Spirit of a Northern People
Edited by William W. Fitzhugh and Chisato O. Dubreuil
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute and University of Washington Press

Japan an Illustrated Encyclopedia
Tokyo: Kodansha 1993

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

The Dagger of Kamui
Princess Mononoke


November 2003 Vol. 2 No. 11 p. 59 [Article #8]

Where in Tokyo...?

Tips on how to track down where in Tokyo a particular scene is taking place.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Ai Yori Aoshi
City Hunter
GTO
Otaku no Video
Patlabor


October 2003 Vol. 2 No. 10 p. 59 [Article #7]

Stop That Translator!!!

A rant/reflection piece on some problems with many established conventions of translation.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Ocean Waves (also known as I Can Hear the Ocean) region 2 disc
Princess Mononoke
Starblazers
Tenchi Universe (US TV broadcasts)


September 2003 Vol. 2 No. 9 p.59 [Article #6]

Bosozoku [bike gangs]

Sources:

Sato Ikuya
Kamikaze Biker: Parody and Anomy in Affluent Japan
Chicago: Universioty of Chicago Press 1991

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

City Hunter TV
GTO
Kimagure Orange Road
Patlabor TV
Rurouni Kenshin
Shonan Bakusozoku


August 2003 Vol. 2 No. 8 p. 59 [Article #5]

A Window on Japan

A reflection piece on how anime has become the major source of exposure to Japanese culture.

Anime, manga and cinema mentioned :

Cardcaptor Sakura
GTO
His and Her Circumstances (Kare Kano)
Inu-Yasha
Lupin III Dragon of Doom
Maison Ikkoku
Ranma 1/2|
Rurouni Kenshin
Urusei Yatsura
Vagabond


July 2003 Vol. 2 No. 7 p. 59 [Article #4]

What's That Food?: Identifying Eatables in Anime and Manga

Books covered in the article:

Richard Hosking
A Dictionary of Japanese Food
Rutland & Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company 1996

John Ashburne & Abe Yoshi
World Food Japan
Victoria Australia & Oakland California: Lonely Planet Publications 2002

Nagasawa Kimiko & Camy Condon
Eating Cheap in Japan
Tokyo: Shufunotomo Co. Ltd 1972

Illustrated Eating in Japan
Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau 1995 (10th ed)


June 2003 Vol. 2 No. 6 p. 59 [Article #3]

Tokyo in GTO Episode 1 "GTO The Legend Begins"

Sources:

Cybriwsky, Roman
Historical Dictionary of Tokyo
Lamham, Scarecrow Press 1997
- p.139 on the Tama Area

Tokyo Metropolitan Atlas
Tokyo : Shobunsha. 1991

Tokyo Metropolitan Area Rail & Road Atlas
Tokyo : Iris Co. Ltd. 1993

Waley, Paul
Tokyo Now & Then: An Explorer's Guide
New York and Tokyo Weatherhill 1984
- Specifically:
- p.337 Kichijôji
- p.454 Inokashira Park (Well-Head Park).
- p.445 Musashino-Shi


May 2003 Vol. 2 No. 5 p. 59 [Article #2]

The Deepening of Fandom: More Personal Reflections

A reflection piece on how many fans go deeper than just being passive consumers.\


April 2003 Vol. 2 No. 4 p. 59 [Article #1]

The Broadening of Anime Fandom

A reflection piece on the growing number of fans over the last few decades.


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