Anime and Philosophyfocuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core.Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell,andSpirited Awayare just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning - or meaninglessness - of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more,Anime and Philosophyprovides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.
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April 09, 2010
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