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  Volume 4, 2009

Table of Contents


Preface: War/Time

pp. ix-xiv | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0070

Legacies of Sovereignty

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

pp. 3-18 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0082

Theorizing Manga: Nationalism and Discourse on the Role of Wartime Manga

pp. 20-37 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0093

Transcending the Victim’s History: Takahata Isao’s Grave of the Fireflies

pp. 39-52 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0030

Control Room

Gothic Politics: Oshii, War, and Life without Death

pp. 55-73 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0041

Oshii Mamoru’s Patlabor 2: Terror, Theatricality, and Exceptions That Prove the Rule

pp. 75-109 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0053

Waiting for the Messiah: The Becoming-Myth of Evangelion and Densha otoko

pp. 111-129 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0066

War by Metaphor in Densha otoko

pp. 131-146 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0078


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

pp. 149-162 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0089

Haunted Travelogue: Hometowns, Ghost Towns, and Memories of War

pp. 164-181 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0026

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

pp. 183-196 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0037

Virtual Creation, Simulated Destruction, and Manufactured Memory at the Art Mecho Museum in Second Life

pp. 198-210 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0049

Genre Violence

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

pp. 213-223 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0061

Monsters at War: The Great Yōkai Wars, 1968–2005

pp. 225-239 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0073

From Jusuheru to Jannu: Girl Knights and Christian Witches in the Work of Miuchi Suzue

pp. 241-256 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0085


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

pp. 259-273 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0096

Nippon ex Machina: Japanese Postwar Identity in Robot Anime and the Case of UFO Robo Grendizer

pp. 275-288 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0033

Kobayashi Yoshinori Is Dead: Imperial War / Sick Liberal Peace / Neoliberal Class War

pp. 290-303 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0044

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

pp. 305-312 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0056

Review and Commentary

Two Phases of Japanese Illustrated Fiction

pp. 313-315 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0068

Paradise Lost . . . and Found?

pp. 315-318 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0080

Molten Hot: Japanese Gal Subcultures and Fashions

pp. 318-321 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0091

Monstrous Toys of Capitalism

pp. 321-323 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0028

If Casshern Doesn’t Do It, Who Will?

pp. 323-326 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0039

Psychoanalytic Cyberpunk Midsummer-Night’s Dreamtime: Kon Satoshi’s Paprika

pp. 326-329 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0051

Interview with Murase Shūkō and Satō Dai

pp. 329-334 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0064



pp. 335-337 | DOI: 10.1353/mec.0.0076