The Dragon and the Dazzle

The Dragon and the Dazzle

Models, Strategies, and Identities of Japanese Imagination: A European Perspective
Marco Pellitteri
Preface by Kiyomitsu Yui
With an essay by Jean-Marie Bouissou
Distribution: World
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Format: paper 689 pages, 118 b&w illus.
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-861-96700-1
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Marco Pellitteri examines the growing influence of Japanese pop culture in European contexts in this comprehensive study of manga, anime, and video games. Looking at the period from 1975 to today, Pellitteri discusses Super Mario, Pokémon, kawaii, Sonic, robots and cyborgs, Astro Boy, and Gundam, among other examples of these popular forms. Pellitteri divides this period into two eras (“the dragon” and “the dazzle”) to better understand this cultural phenomenon and means by which it achieved worldwide distribution.
Distributed for John Libbey Publishing

Author Bio

Marco Pellitteri is a cultural sociologist and specialist in mass media and author of five books on comics, animation, mass media, and youth issues. He is the scientific director of the annual International Cartoonists Exhibition and was recipient of the 2009 John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies.


"The Dragon and the Dazzle is indispensable for anyone interested in anime or manga reception research, and it is particularly useful for bridging the gap between Italian-language and international scholarship." —ImageTexT

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