The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation
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A celebration of Anime: 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.
Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: 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. You'll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like Ready Player One author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars Robert Walker, Bennett "BennettTheSage" White, Tristan "Arkada" Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.
You will learn about the impact of:
- Anime classics such as Gundam, Akira, Sailor Moon, Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films
- The biggest names in anime like One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, Naruto, and Attack on Titan
- Movies and shows both legendary and niche alike
- Truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan
- And much more
Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!
Chris Stuckmann is a filmmaker, writer and film critic. He’s a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and creator of a successful YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers. He’s the author of The Film Buff’s Bucket List as well as Anime Impact, and hopes to continue telling stories. He lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife, Sam Liz, and their dogs, Zeev and Indy.
Ernest Cline has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film" Fanboys," much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games.READY PLAYER ONE is his first novel."
Alicia Malone is a film reporter, host, writer and self-confessed movie geek. She first gained notice hosting movie-centric shows and reviewing films in her native Australia, before making the leap to Los Angeles in 2011. Since then, Alicia has appeared on CNN, the Today show, MSNBC, NPR and many more, talking about movies. Currently she is a Fandango Correspondent, and the creator and host of their weekly show, Indie Movie Guide. Alicia is also a host on FilmStruck, a cinephile subscription streaming service run by the Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies.