Thursday, June 18, 2009

Three anime books

Clements, Jonathan
Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade
London: Titan Books, 2009

I was jazzed when the Cartoon Art Museum store got this one in. I spotted a box that the manager had yet to open, and knowing the book was on the way got her to process the order.

I buy damn near anything Clements publishes, the only thing I don't have is his book on the Empress Wu.

This is a fat (393 p + index) collection of his essays.

I also walked out of the museum store with:

McCarthy, Helen
500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide
New York: Collins Design, 2008

An excellent book to show folks who are trying to decide what to watch next.

Richmond, Simon
The Rough Guide to Anime: Japan's finest from Ghibli to Gankutsuo
New York: Rough Guides, 2009

Looks like a good introduction to the industry and has entries on 50 select titles.

I also recommend his Rough Guide to Tokyo, one of the best travel books on the city available.

1 comment:

Helen McCarthy said...

Good choices, Gilles! I love Steve Kyte's cartoons in Schoolgirl Milky Crisis. So did the A-Kon charity auction audience - the book raised $75 for the Dallas Family Shelter. (The original Kyte cartoon inside the front cover probably influenced the bidding.)