Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder
Anime and Philosophy focuses 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, and Spirited Away are 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 Philosophy provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.
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anime is the best manga may is the worst
If you have been into anime for a while, or are into classic anime, you'll get all the reference material the authors used to discuss their philosophical theories. I like this book because the references to characters that I know so well, make the philosophical discussions come alive, they make sense. In college, I took Philosophy 101 and 102, and found the concepts either oversimplifying or over-complicating human behavior. In any case, they were just classes that allowed me to take Logic & Ethics. This book has more than made up for that, and I now have a few other books from the "...And Philosophy" series. This combination (anime + philosophy) is not for everyone. If it's not your kind of combo, please check out the other books in the series, you will get a more profound knowledge of both philosophy and your favorite movie or TV show, novel, manga, etc., there's an "...And Philosophy" book for everyone! I only wish for a Anime and Philosophy Vol.2 to come out!
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