34e Festival du Film japonais de Montréal


Comme a chaque année la « Japan Foundation » de Toronto et le Consulat Général du Japon à Montréal ont le plaisir d’offrir gratuitement des projections de films japonais. Veuillez noter que la bande originale japonaise est sous-titrée en anglais. Les places sont limitées et seront attribuées selon le principe « premier-arrivé, premier-servi », sans réservation préalable.

L’événement aura lieu les vendredi 20 octobre et samedi 21 octobre à la Cinémathèque québécoise (335, boul. de Maisonneuve Est, près du métro Berri-UQAM).

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Weekly notable news (W42)

Not much happened this week. Same old, same old, as we say. Some aberrations at work keep exasperating me (but there’s only 552 more weeks to endure). On the way back from a doctor’s appointment, my wife and I walked through the mountain to admire the colours of fall. It was superb and I wonder why we don’t do this kind of walk more often. We’ve also spent time watching more of the American presidential insanities, two excellent animated features (Miss Hokusai and Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha Movie 1: The Red Desert! It’s Beautiful) as well as a new episode of Poldark. For my part, I’ve also started a promising new series (Westworld) and watched the season finale of Halt and Catch Fire. And I probably did a zillion other things (like updating my anime & manga bibliography) that I can’t even remember. But, does it really matter?

However, I do remember that I managed to find some time to stay acquainted with the affairs of the world. I therefore share with you a few notable news & links that I came across lately (in no particular order):

 

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Otaku & other popular (sub)culture phenomenons

Many elements of the Japanese teens subculture are generated, influenced or more often simply expressed by anime & manga: otaku, enjo k?sai (teenage prostitution), hikikomori, kar?shi (overwork death), idols, cosplay (as well as various fashion styles like gothic lolita, kogal or ganguro), hentai (including yaoi [“Boys’ Love”, i.e. manga showing romantic relationships between male characters], yuri [“Girls’ love”], lolicon [underage love], panchira [panties shots] and burusera [stores for panties & school uniforms fetishists]), manga café, kawaii, moe — just to name the few that quickly come to mind. Also, Japanese (pop)culture is having (as it often had in the past, i.e. “japonisme”) a great influence on our western culture (and particularly, lately, on the teen pop-culture, with the so-called Japanification).

Therefore, this is a subject particular enough to deserve a separate entry in my “Anime & Manga Bibliography”.

Index

The essentials
More anime & manga references
Otaku & other popular (sub)culture phenomenons
Japanese culture
Japanese drama & cinema
Japanese economy, geography & history
Japanese language
Japanese literature
Various others

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Otaku & other popular (sub)culture phenomenons

(Collectif). Cosplay Girls: Japan’s live animation heroines. Tokyo, DH Publishing (Cocoro books), 2003. 96 pg. $30.00 US. ISBN 978-0-9723124-2-0.

 

(Collectif). Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism. Boston, Mariner Books, 344 pg. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-395-76341-X. See the review in PA.

 

(Collectif). Japan Edge: The Insider’s Guide to Japanese Pop Subculture. San Francisco, Cadence Books, 1999. 200 pg. $19.95 US / $29.95 Can. ISBN 978-1-56931-345-8.

 

AZUMA, Hiroki (Translated by Abel, Jonathan E. & KONO, Shion). Otaku: Japan’s database animals. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 144 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-5352-2.

 

BARRAL, Étienne. Otaku: Les enfants du virtuel. Paris, Denoël (Impacts), 1999. 314 pg. ISBN 978-2-207-24319-2.

 

KELTS, Roland. Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. Hampshire (UK), Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 242 pg. $14.95 / $17.25 Can. ISBN 978-1-4039-8476-0.

 

MACWILLIAMS, Mark W. (Ed.). Japanese Visual Culture. Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime. Armonk NY, ME Sharpe/East Gate, 2008. 352 pg. ISBN 978-0765616029.

 

WEST, Mark I. (Ed.). The Japanification of Children’s Popular Culture: From Godzilla to Miyazaki. Lanham, Scarecrow Press, 2009. 294 pg. ISBN 978-0-8108-5121-4.

 

WICHMANN, Siegfried. Japonisme: The Japanese influence on Western art since 1858. New York, Thames & Hudson, 1981. 432 p. ISBN 978-0-500-28163-7.

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More Anime & Manga References

We continue our “Anime & Manga Bibliography” — started with the “Essential References” — with more useful anime & manga references.

The books we own are on a yellow background. We have added pertinent links for those who want further details about the listed references.

Index

The essentials
More anime & manga references
general
anime
manga
anime & manga-related merchandizing
Otaku & other popular (sub)culture phenomenons
Japanese culture
Japanese drama & cinema
Japanese economy, geography & history
Japanese language
Japanese literature
Various others

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More Anime & Manga References

General

[Collectif] Le petit monde de la japanim’ et du manga (Animeland Hors-Série 5). Paris, Anime Manga Presse, 2003. 260 pg. 8,50 €. [in french]

 

BRENNER, Robin E. Understanding Manga and Anime. Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 356 pg. ISBN 978-1591583325. $40.00.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga (Mechademia 1). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2006. 184 pg. ISBN 978-0816649457. $19.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Networks of Desire (Mechademia 2). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2007. 184 pg. ISBN 978-0816654826. $19.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Limits of the Human (Mechademia 3). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2008. 184 pg. ISBN 978-0816652662. $19.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). War/Time (Mechademia 4). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2009. 338 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-6749-9. $21.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Fanthropologies (Mechademia 5). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2010. 380 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-7387-2. $24.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). User Enhancement (Mechademia 6). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2011. 320 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-7734-4. $24.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Lines of Sight (Mechademia 7). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2012. 302 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-8049-8. $24.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Tezuka Osamu: Manga Life (Mechademia 8). Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2013. 320 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-8955-2. $24.95.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). Origins (Mechademia 9). Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 320 p. $24.95 US. ISBN 978-0-8166-9535-5.

 

LUNNING, Frenchy (Ed.). World Renewal (Mechademia 10). Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 272 p. $24.95 US. ISBN 978-0-8166-9915-5.

 

MACWILLIAMS, Mark W. (Ed.). Japanese Visual Culture. Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime. Armonk NY, ME Sharpe/East Gate, 2008. 352 pg. ISBN 978-0765616029.

 

PATTEN, Fred. Watching Anime, Reading Manga. 25 Years of Essays and Reviews. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2004. 384 pg. ISBN 978-1880656921. $18.95 US.

 

SCHMIDT, Jérôme. Génération manga: Petit guide du manga et de l’animation japonaise. Paris : Librio, 2004. 94 pg. ISBN 978-2290333150. € 2.00. [in french]

 

SCHODT, Frederik L. Astro Boy Essays (The). Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2007. 156 pg. ISBN 978-1933330549. $16.95 US.

 

Anime

[Collectif] Kaboom!: Explosive Animation from America and Japan . Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005. 160 pg. ISBN 9781875632329.

 

BROPHY, Philip. 100 Anime (BFI Screen Guides). British Film Institute, 2008. 271 pg. ISBN 978-1844570843. $19.95.

 

CAVALLARO, Dani. The anime art of Hayao Miyazaki. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2006. 204 pg. ISBN 978-0-7864-2369-9. $35.

 

CAVALLARO, Dani. Anime Intersections: Tradition and Innovation in Theme and Technique. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2007. 210 pg. ISBN 978-0-7864-3234-9. $35.

 

CAVALLARO, Dani. The Cinema of Mamoru Oshii: Fantasy, technology and politics. Jefferson, McFarland, 2006. 248 pg. ISBN 978-0-7864-2764-7.

 

CLARKE, James. Animated Films. London, Virgin Books, 2004. 298 pg. $24.95 US / $37.50 Can. ISBN 978-0-7535-0804-4.

 

DRAZEN, Patrick. Anime Explosion! The What? Why? & Wow! Of Japanese Animation. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2003. 376 pg. ISBN 1-880656-72-8. $18.95 US.

 

KANNENBERG, Gene. 500 Essential Graphic Novels. The Ultimate Guide. New York, HarperCollins / Collins Design, 2008. 528 pg. ISBN 978-0061474514. $24.95 US / $26.95 CDN.

 

LAMARRE, Thomas. The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 385 p. ISBN 9780816651559. (see back cover)

 

LEDOUX, Trish (Ed.). Anime Interviews: The First Five Years of Animerica (1992-97). San Francisco, Cadence Books, 1997. 192 pg. ISBN 1-56931-220-6.

 

LENT, John A. (Ed.). Animation in Asia and the Pacific. Bloomington/Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2001. 270 pg. ISBN 978-0-253-34035-7.

 

LEVI, Antonia. Samurai From Outer Space. Understanding Japanese Animation. Chicago, Open Court, 1996. 169 pg. ISBN 0-8126-9332-9.

 

McCARTHY, Helen. 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide. New York, HarperCollins / Collins Design, 2008. 528 pg. ISBN 978-0061474507. $24.95.

 

McCARTHY, Helen. Anime! A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Animation. London, Titan Books, 1993. 64 pg. ISBN 1-85286-492-3. £6.99.

 

McCARTHY, Helen. The Anime! Movie Guide. Movie-by-Movie Guide to Japanese Animation. Woodstock, The Overlook Press, 1997. 285 pg. ISBN 0-87951-781-6. $17.95 US.

 

McCARTHY, Helen. Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 1999. 240 pg. ISBN 1-880656-41-8.

 

MANGELS, Andy. Animation on DVD: The ultimate guide. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2003. 578 pg. $24.95 US. ISBN 978-1-880656-68-X.

 

NAPIER, Susan J. Anime: From Akira To Princess Mononoke. Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 312 pg. ISBN 0-312-23863-0. $16.95 US / $23.95 Can.

 

NAPIER, Susan J. Anime: From Akira To Princess Mononoke. Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation. Updated Edition. New York, Palgrave, 2005. 356 pg. ISBN 978-1403970527. $17.95 US / $23.95 Can.

 

NARGED, Sid. Anything I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned from Anime. Townsend MA, Narged, 2008. 100 pg. ISBN 978-0-9793080-3-1. $12.95 US.

 

OMEGA, Ryan. Anime Trivia Quizbook 1. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2000. 176 pg. ISBN 1-880656-44-2. $14.95 US.

 

OMEGA, Ryan. Anime Trivia Quizbook 2. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2000. ISBN 1-880656-55-8. $14.95 US.

 

OSMOND, Andrew. Satoshi Kon: The illusionist. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2009. 128 pg. $18.95 US. ISBN 978-1-933330-74-7.

 

POITRAS, Gilles. Anime Companion (The). What’s Japanese in Japanese Animation? Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 1999. 163 pg. ISBN 1-880656-32-9. $16.95 US.

 

POITRAS, Gilles. Anime Companion 2 (The). What’s Japanese in Japanese Animation?. Berkeley, Stone Bridge Press, 2005. 154 pg. ISBN 978-1880656969. $18.95 US.

 

WIEDEMANN, Julius (Ed.). Animation Now! Köln, Taschen, 2004. 576 pg. ISBN 978-3-8228-2588-3.

 

Manga

(Collectif). Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga. Hackensack, Salem Press (Coll. Critical Survey of Graphic Novels), septembre 2012. 400 pages, 2.5 x 20.3 x 26.7 cm, $195 US / $226.20 CND, ISBN 978-1587659553. Available as ebook (electronic format). Readership of 14+. (See short sample).

 

(Collectif). Osamu Tezuka Exhibition. Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, 1990. 352 p.

 

ALLISON, Anne. Permitted and Prohibitted Desires: Mothers, Comics and Censorship in Japan. Hardcover: Boulder, Westview Press, 1996. 224 pg. ISBN 0-8133-1698-7. Paperback: Berkeley, University Of California Press. ISBN 0-520-21990-2.

 

INGULSRUD, John E. & ALLEN, Kate. Reading Japan Cool: Patterns of Manga Literacy and Discourse. Lanham (NY), Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield Publ.), 2009. 230 pg. ISBN 978-0-7391-2753-7.

 

KINSELLA, Sharon. Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 2000. 228 pg. ISBN 0-8248-2318-4.

 

MASANAO, Amano & WIEDEMANN, Julius (Ed). Manga Design. Koln, Taschen, 2004. 576 pg. ISBN 3-8228-2591-3.

 

ORSINI, Alex. Naoki Urasawa: L’air du temps. Montélimar, les moutons électriques (vol. 8 de la «la bibliothèque des miroirs-BD»), mai 2012. 252 pages, 17 x 21 cm, 63 € / $56.95 Cnd, ISBN 978-2-36183-076-2. Lectorat de 14 ans et plus.

 

PEETERS, Benoît. Jirô Taniguchi: L’homme qui dessine (Entretiens). Paris, Casterman, 2012. 192 pg. 20 €. ISBN 978-2-203-04606-1.

 

SIGAL, Denis. GraphoLexique du Manga: Comprendre et utiliser les symboles graphiques de la BD Japonaise . Paris: Eyrolles, 2007. 160 pgs. 17 €. ISBN 978-2-212-11791-2. Recommanded for adults. See my comment.

 

Anime & manga-related merchandizing

MOSS, Marie Y. Hello Kitty® Hello Everything! 25 Years of Fun! New York, Abrams Books, 2001. 72 pg. $17.95 US / $26.95 Can. ISBN 978-0-8109-3444-2.

 

SIGNORA, Guglielmo. Anime d’Acciaio: Guida al collezionismo di robot giapponesi. Bologna, Kappa Edizioni, 2004. 480 pg. € 32,00. ISBN 978-88-7471-067-4. [in Italian]

 

STEINBERG, Marc. Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2012. 314 pg. ISBN 978-0-8166-7550-0.

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Weekly notable news [week 31]

Here are a few notable news & links that I came across this week:

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Non Sequitur: Monday, March 21, 2016 (The two-party detour)

Dilbert: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (The Elbonian Religion)

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Animeland #209

AnimeLand est le 1er magazine français sur l’animation japonaise et internationale, les mangas et tout l'univers otaku en France. News, chroniques, interviews, articles et dossiers vous attendent dans les magazines AnimeLand et AnimeLand X-tra et sur le site AnimeLand.com !”

Comme je l'ai déjà mentionné dans un article précédent (sur l'acquisition du magazine par Anime News Network), j'ai toujours grandement admiré ce magazine fondé par Yvan West Laurence et Cédrik Littardi en avril 1991 (que j'avais d'ailleurs rencontré à San Jose, Californie, lors de la toute première convention nord-américaine entièrement consacrée à l'anime, AnimeCon, à la fin de l'été 1991). AnimeLand est rapidement devenu le meilleurs magazine sur l'anime et le manga hors-Japon et pas seulement en langue française. À tout les deux mois le magazine offre une centaines de pages, toutes en couleurs, pleine à craquer d'information essentielle sur l'anime et le manga. Un must pour le fan averti.

AnimeLand #209 est un numéro un peu spécial car, en plus d'être un peu plus volumineux, il célèbre le vingt-cinquième anniversaire du magazine.

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En plus des chroniques et critiques habituelles, ce numéro regorge d'information intéressante. On y retrouve, entre autre, un large dossier (pp. 22-47) sur les studios d'animation japonaise qui ont marqué la France (Toei, Mushi, Tezuka Pro, Tatsunoko, Nippon Animation, TMS, Sunrise, Madhouse, Pierrot, Gainax, Ghibli, Production I.G. et Gonzo). Cela nous permet de faire un petit survol de l'histoire de l'animation japonaise.

On retrouve également un dossier sur Fukushima (pp. 80-83), où la catastrophe nucléaire nous est présenté par le prisme des mangas. On y aborde Je reviendrai vous voir de George Morikawa et Nobumi (chez Akata), Daisy, Lycéennes à Fukushima de Reiko Momochi (chez Akata), Colère Nucléaire de Takashi Imashiro (chez Akata) ainsi que de Au coeur de Fukushima par Kazuto Tatsuta (chez Kana).

Il y a aussi des dossiers qui nous introduisent à l'oeuvre de deux mangaka, avec des interviews en complément (pp. 86-89, 92-95): Ayako Noda (Le monde selon Uchu, chez Casterman) et Masato Hisa (Jabberwocky chez Glénat et Area 51 chez Casterman).

Finalement on retrouve un reportage sur les vingt-cinq ans du magazine (pp. 119-125), qui aborde l'émergence de la pop culture japonaise en France, les débuts du fanzine AnimeLand et qui offre quelques témoignages de lecteurs. Quelques autres reportages nous présente l'association de maquettistes Anigetter (pp. 116-17), Komikku Éditions (pp. 126-27), et le jeu multijoueur en ligne Transformice (pp. 128-29).

Le reste du numéro est consacré aux chroniques habituelles. La section Simulcast (p. 8-9) donne un aperçu des séries du printemps au Japon. La section Enquête (pp. 16-19) jète un regard sur le fonctionnement des salons et conventions. La section Tendances (pp. 13-15) introduit le phénomène des web novels, à mi-chemin entre le light novel et la fanfiction. La section Animation (pp. 50-77) couvre beaucoup de terrain: Hana & Alice mènent l'enquête, Fusé: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl, Amer Béton, Kung Fu Panda 3, Le Rakugo ou la vie, Grimgar, Dimension W, Little Witch Academia, Erased, interviews avec l'animateur autrichien Bahi JD, ainsi que le directeur Shin'ichirô Watanabe, portaits de la musicienne Yoko Kanno et du voice-actor Pierre Trabaud. Finalement, la section Manga (pp. 78-79, 84-85, 90-91) nous offre de l'information sur Le monde de Ran (par Aki Irie, chez Black Box), Burning Tattoo (par Emmanuel Nhieu, chez Ankama) et Père & Fils (par Mi Tagawa, chez Ki-oon).

C'est donc un numéro très riche en information d'actualité pour les amateurs d'anime et de manga. Ma seule complainte est que, malheureusement, les articles manquent souvent de détails (éditeur, date de parution, etc.) qui serait plutôt utile aux lecteurs afin de retracer et acquérir les titres mentionnés. Il vaut toujours mieux donner trop d'information que pas assez. La plupart du temps on retrouve un encadré qui rappel et regroupe ensemble tout les détails de parutions des titres mentionnés mais ce n'est toujours le cas. Le faire systématiquement serait une excellente idée. Malgré ce détails, AnimeLand demeure un must pour les fans.

AnimeLand #209 — Avril/Mai 2016 [Collectif dirigé par Émilie Jollois et Christopher Macdonald]. Paris, AM Media Network, avril 2016. 134 p. 6.95 € / $19.95 Cnd. ISSN 1148-0807. Lectorat adolescent (12+).

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Japanese movies at Fantasia 2016


This week the programmation for the 20th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival was announced. Twenty years, that’s worth celebrating! It will be held in Montreal from July 14 to August 3 and screenings will take place mostly at Concordia's Theatre Hall and Salle J.A. de Sève. For more programming details you can check the festival's web page at www.fantasiafestival.com, this year’s program [PDF] and screening schedule [PDF].

This year the festival offers 60 movies from Asia: 5 from China, 26 from Japan, 20 from Korea, 6 from Hong Kong, 1 from Taiwan, and 2 from Thailand.

As usual, we will concentrate our interest on the Japanese program that includes 4 anime (in total you can also find 33 other animated features — 29 shorts and 8 movies — from various countries). Besides Momotaro, Sacred Sailors, which is probably one of the first anime ever produced in Japan, there’s nothing out of the ordinary among those titles — although we’ve noticed that there’s lots of manga adaptations. Here's a list of all the Japanese titles (with links to full description):


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