Journal Article: Anime in Academia

Published in a special issue of Arts: “Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes”. Arts (ISSN 2076-0752) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI in March, June, September and December.

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Book: 『マン美研』 (2002)

Man-bi-ken: Manga no bi/gakuteki jigen e no sekkin [Towards an Aesthetics of Comics], Kyoto: Daigo shobō.
Introduction, pp. i–xv, and individual chapter “Tenji sareru manga: bijutsukan ni okeru manga no «bigaku»” [Exhibiting manga: The ‘Aesthetics’ of comics in the art museum], pp. 159–191.