Kawaii Tarot

A 78-card Deck of Magic and Cute

Kawaii Tarot


Beyond Kawaii

Studying Japanese Feminities at Cambridge

Beyond Kawaii


Anime and Memory

Aesthetic, Cultural and Thematic Perspectives

Anime and Memory

The theme of memory has played a significant role in anime throughout its evolution as an art form and as popular entertainment. Anime’s handling of memory is multifaceted, weaving it into diverse symbolic motifs, narratives and aesthetic issues. This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of a range of anime titles wherein different aspects of this cultural phenomenon are articulated. It explores anime films and series that exemplify the distinctive signatures placed by particular directors or studios on the treatment of memory, while also highlighting the prominence of memory in anime with reference to specific philosophical, artistic, and historical contexts.

Comics as a Nexus of Cultures

Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives

Comics as a Nexus of Cultures

These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism in comics, to the current manga boom.

Ukay-Ukay

Cuentos and Diskuwentos

Ukay-Ukay

“Sarmiento’s tone coupled with her sophisticated handling of irony gives her stories an air of cultivated indifference that masks a deep concern with human behavior. Such concern accounts for her exceptional skill in bringing to life her characters.” — Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist of the Philippines for Literature

Second Life

The Official Guide

Second Life

Perfect for anyone interested in the fascinating Second Life metaverse, this work explores in detail every aspect of the alternate realitys rich and multilayered virtual world, explains how it works, and offers a wealth of information and practical advice for all residents.