Japanese animation–or anime–holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture. Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars: Anime Impact explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. While many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations, Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations. Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!
Contributions by: Ernest Cline, John Rodriguez, Doug Walker, Robert Walker, Rachel L.S. Charman, Bennett White, Cindy Caraturo, Emma Fyffe, Alicia Malone, Mark Crilley and MORE!