Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki is no stranger to Outside-in cinema here, having featured in last years season not just once, but twice. This Wednesday just past we showed another one of his earlier gems, The Castle of Cagliostro. Although not the first anime feature film to be based on one of the Lupin III adventures, it is nevertheless one of the best known, most likely a result of the later success of the director.

Our collection is well equipped to prepare you with reading material for forays into the world of anime. You may be curious about the cultural resonances within the form, for which books like the second anime companion would be of assistance.

Stone Bridge Press 2005

Stone Bridge Press 2005

Or perhaps an extended coverage of the form’s increasing popularity is more what you’re after, when a book such as Anime from Akira to Howl’s moving castle would be more fitting.

Palgrave Macmillan 2005

Palgrave Macmillan 2005

Or maybe you just need a rough guide before diving in to the deeper material.

Rough Guides 2009

Rough Guides 2009

All of these titles can be found on the shelves in the Arts Reading Room, and plenty more examples can be found on display in Experimedia on the night. Or, alternatively, you could give our catalogue a search for the abundance of other texts on anime.

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