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Flat and Superflat

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While the extensive use of layering and the lyrical, emotional prose style inherited from Nobuko Yoshiya both suggest a preoccupation with depth, the reliance on do seiai generic conventions and an aesthetic of sameness has, in the long run,...
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Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War

Japanese studies scholars have recently highlighted how the formation of a cultural canon led to the creation of a distinctive national identity during the rise of Japanese nationalism in the Meiji /Taisho periods (1868–1926).
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Nationalistic Fervor During the Russo-Japanese War

Japan’s anxiety over Russia arose with Russia’s active alliance with France and Germany in the Triple Intervention (1895), an initiative that robbed Japan of the Liaotung Peninsula, which it had seized in the Sino-Japanese War.
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On Narratives of the Second World War in Japanese Manga

Remembering is as much a collective as a personal act.
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ACROBUNCH

Half Japanese amateur inventor Tatsuya Lando talks his five almost all-American children into piloting his latest project, a transforming super-robot called Acrobunch.
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Black Eyes and blue: Refiguring Shojo Manga

Black Eyes and blue: Refiguring Shojo Manga | Manga Fox | Scoop.it
blue by Kiriko Nananan is an example of an experimental work that plays with many of the generic markers of shojo manga. The plot of blue concerns a doseiai romance between two students, Kayako and Masami, at an all-girls’ high school.
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The Formative Years Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War

In the Edo period, Japan had a rich visual culture including aristocratic paintings in yamato-e style, ukiyo-e pictures, which served the tastes of merchants and other town dwellers, as well as various comic pictures (warai-e) that enjoyed great...
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Fighting the Enemy Nationalism During the Russo-Japanese War

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As Ryuichi Narita has observed, “writing on the war is the most rapid construction of the sense of community of us,” and thus, it creates a worldview that clearly delineates between an “us” and a “them” (Narita 2000, 147).
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ABE, YOSHITOSHI

A graduate of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Abe's dark, brooding artwork established distinctive looks in SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN, HAMANE RENMEI ( based on his own amateur publication ) , and TEXHNOLYZE.
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AD POLICE

A dark spin-off from Toshimichi Suzuki's BUBBLEGUM CRISIS, AD Police concentrates on the AD (vanced) antirobot crime division of Mega Tokyo's police force.
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