Animated Book Launch!

Animated Discussions front cover by Viga Gadson. Click to expand.

Animated Discussions, my new collection of essays on anime, is now available for purchase!

Distilled from years of writing, speaking, and paneling about anime, Animated Discussions includes:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist‘s use of  real-world alchemical traditions, from the wu xing to Jung
  • Anime apocalypses
  • Identity and narrative in Revolutionary Girl Utena and Princess Tutu
  • Narrative collapse and substitution in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Madoka Magica
  • The secret history of anime fandom in the U.S.
  • Utena, gender, abuse, and helping vs. saving
  • Trauma, heroism, and time travel
  • And much more, including a guest chapter by Charles Dunbar!

Excerpts here and here.

You can buy the book right now from these fine sellers:

More sellers coming soon!

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