This chapter will take a closer look at the global spread of “Japaneseness” through anime and manga, but also leading to the global phenomenon of Pokémon, which has been on the crest of a wave for over twenty years, able to span various generations, pervasive, and crossmedial. The example of Pokémon will be useful for understanding a mixed imaginary, totally hybridized, in which components specifically drawn from the aesthetics of Japanese manga are fused with elements coming from other semiospheres. The chapter will then also take a look at the growing value of Japanese cinema in the West, concentrating initially on the direct relationship between the works of Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) and classic American cinema, and then on the importance of the “J-horror” genre in the definition of a globalized aesthetics of terror, and on the growing appreciation of the Japanese cinematographic context in the rest of the world.

Big in Japan. The Myth of Japan in Western Audiovisual Media

Bruno Surace
2020

Abstract

This chapter will take a closer look at the global spread of “Japaneseness” through anime and manga, but also leading to the global phenomenon of Pokémon, which has been on the crest of a wave for over twenty years, able to span various generations, pervasive, and crossmedial. The example of Pokémon will be useful for understanding a mixed imaginary, totally hybridized, in which components specifically drawn from the aesthetics of Japanese manga are fused with elements coming from other semiospheres. The chapter will then also take a look at the growing value of Japanese cinema in the West, concentrating initially on the direct relationship between the works of Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) and classic American cinema, and then on the importance of the “J-horror” genre in the definition of a globalized aesthetics of terror, and on the growing appreciation of the Japanese cinematographic context in the rest of the world.
Western Japaneseness. Intercultural Translations of Japan in Western Media
Vernon Press
Series in Critical Media Studies
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978-1-64889-115-1
Japan, japaneseness, film semiotics, cultural studies, mythologies, postmodernity
Bruno Surace
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