An exploration of the wonderfully complex and beautifully disorienting world of Japanese animation - anime. Provides an overview of the importance of the anime industry in Japan by analysing 100 of its most important and influential productions. An ideal introduction to a fascinating genre.
PHILIP BROPHY is a film director, composer& sound designer. He is founder of the Cinesonic International Conference of film Scores& Sound Design from which he has edited three books on film sound and music, the most recent being Cinesonic: Experiencing The Soundtrack, (AFTRS Publishing, Sydney 2002) He has also written for The Wire, London, and Film Comment. Prviosu publications include 100 Modern Soundtracks (bfi, 2004).