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Win! Anime: A History

Three copies of the complete guide to anime up for grabs

Don’t know Mamoru Oshii from Mamoru Hosoda? Then Anime: A History , a new guide to the story of Japanese animation, is for you.

In this comprehensive guide, Jonathan Clements chronicles the production and
reception history of the entire medium, from a handful of hobbyists in the 1910s to the Oscar-winning Spirited Away and beyond.

Exploring the cultural and technological developments of the past century, Clements addresses issues of historiography within Japanese academic discourse and covers previously neglected topics such as wartime instructional animation and work-for-hire for American clients.

Founded on the testimonies of industry professionals, and drawing on a myriad of Japanese-language documents, memoirs and books, Anime: A History illuminates the anime business from the inside – investigating its innovators, its unsung heroes and its controversies.”

Anime: A History is available to buy now and retails for £21.99, but you can be in with a chance of winning one of three copies by answering the question behind this magic link .

Jordan Farley
Jordan is the Community Editor at SFX and Total Film. When he isn't watching movies or sci-fi shows of questionable quality he's probably shooting men in space or counting down the days till the next Zelda comes out.