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  Volume 4, 2009

Table of Contents

War/Time

Preface: War/Time

pp. ix-xiv
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Legacies of Sovereignty

The Filmic Time of Coloniality: On Shinkai Makoto’s The Place Promised in Our Early Days

pp. 3-18
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Theorizing Manga: Nationalism and Discourse on the Role of Wartime Manga

pp. 20-37
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Transcending the Victim’s History: Takahata Isao’s Grave of the Fireflies

pp. 39-52
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Control Room

Gothic Politics: Oshii, War, and Life without Death

pp. 55-73
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Oshii Mamoru’s Patlabor 2: Terror, Theatricality, and Exceptions That Prove the Rule

pp. 75-109
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Waiting for the Messiah: The Becoming-Myth of Evangelion and Densha otoko

pp. 111-129
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War by Metaphor in Densha otoko

pp. 131-146
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History/Memory

Imagined History, Fading Memory: Mastering Narrative in Final Fantasy X

pp. 149-162
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Haunted Travelogue: Hometowns, Ghost Towns, and Memories of War

pp. 164-181
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Three Views of the Rising Sun, Obliquely: Keiji Nakazawa’s A-bomb, Osamu Tezuka’s Adolf, and Yoshinori Kobayashi’s Apologia

pp. 183-196
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Virtual Creation, Simulated Destruction, and Manufactured Memory at the Art Mecho Museum in Second Life

pp. 198-210
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Genre Violence

Ninja, Hidden Christians, and the Two Ferreiras: On Endō Shūsaku and Yamada Fūtarō

pp. 213-223
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Monsters at War: The Great Yōkai Wars, 1968–2005

pp. 225-239
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From Jusuheru to Jannu: Girl Knights and Christian Witches in the Work of Miuchi Suzue

pp. 241-256
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Mobilization/Domestication

Empire through the Eyes of a Yapoo: Male Abjection in the Cult Classic Beast Yapoo

pp. 259-273
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Nippon ex Machina: Japanese Postwar Identity in Robot Anime and the Case of UFO Robo Grendizer

pp. 275-288
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Kobayashi Yoshinori Is Dead: Imperial War / Sick Liberal Peace / Neoliberal Class War

pp. 290-303
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Manga: A Comic Interlude from Darumasan-ga-koronda, “Land Mine in Central Park”

pp. 305-312
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Review and Commentary

Two Phases of Japanese Illustrated Fiction

pp. 313-315
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Paradise Lost . . . and Found?

pp. 315-318
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Molten Hot: Japanese Gal Subcultures and Fashions

pp. 318-321
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Monstrous Toys of Capitalism

pp. 321-323
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If Casshern Doesn’t Do It, Who Will?

pp. 323-326
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Psychoanalytic Cyberpunk Midsummer-Night’s Dreamtime: Kon Satoshi’s Paprika

pp. 326-329
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Interview with Murase Shūkō and Satō Dai

pp. 329-334
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 335-337
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