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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WHIS 250 - Anime and Manga History 3 s.h.

This course traces the history of Japanese anime (animation) and manga (comics) from Japanese traditions of illustrated scrolls and woodblock prints, to the explosion of comics in post-war Japan and the saturation of Japanese television with anime in the late-twentieth century and early twenty-first century. In 2015, manga made up one-third of all Japan's print publications (over ten thousand different releases) while Japan's animation industry (with help from other Asian studios) produced over three hundred forty different television anime series. Today people around the world enjoy anime and manga, however, this class will examine them as a way to understand their Japanese cultural significance and how they reflect social, political, and military history of Japan and the rest of the world. In addition, we will discuss the production of anime and manga and how it differs from animation and comics produced in the United States. A-E only. Offered annually.
Prerequisite(s): JAPN 101 GEOG 279 WHIS 251 , or POLS 251 .