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MECHADEMIA 10: WORLD RENEWAL. Ed. by Frenchy Lunning. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2015. ISBN 9780816699155 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: "Mechademia 10 "revolves around a maelstrom of events: the devastation of 3/11 the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor crises and the ongoing environmental disasters that have recently overtaken Japan. Because anime and manga have long proposed (and illustrated) alternative worlds some created after catastrophes it is fitting that this volume should consider this propensity for world renewal. Individual essays range widely, from a poetic and personal reflection on the ritual of "toro nagashi"(the lighting of floating paper lanterns that has traditionally commemorated souls lost in great public cataclysms, such as war) to a study of the various counterfactual histories written about the historical figure of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a former peasant farmer who became a military dictator of feudal Japan. The book also includes an original manga, "Nanohana," from the popular artist Hagio Moto, who is quoted as saying: I want to think together with everyone else about Fukushima and Chernobyl, about the future of the Earth, about the future of humankind, and to keep thinking moving forward.
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Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169577
Paperbound $25.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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