Japanese Anime: 3 Classics

Japanese Pop Culture: photo from GHOST IN THE SHELL

image from Ghost in the Shell

Japanese pop culture—anime, manga, video games, music and more—has been a major phenomenon with massive worldwide popularity for the last three decades. These three films, landmark works of Japanese animated cinema screening as part of the Japanese Popular Culture course, will be introduced by Andrew Campana (Asian Studies), who will discuss how these pop cultural works themselves, in their content and form, engage with questions of gender, technology, fandom, nation, and the environment.