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Old 21-02-2005, 06:24 PM   #1   [permalink]
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"Wrong About Japan"

Australian author Peter Carey has just released a book called "Wrong About Japan", about a visit to Japan with his son. In it, Carey talks about how he used his connections to meet Hayao Miyazaki & Yoshiyuki Tomino.

The book also touches on Manga, and other aspects of Japanese Pop Culture. The radio interview that I heard this from also talked about a contest with the book as a the prize.
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Old 22-02-2005, 05:31 AM   #2   [permalink]
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That was the NPR interview, right?

I read the book a couple of months ago and summarised it for nausicaa.net and for AnimeOnDVD, but no-one really has read it yet so I didn't get much conversation going...
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Old 22-02-2005, 09:55 AM   #3   [permalink]
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I've read this book and all I can say is that is brilliant. It touches deeply into why anime and manga exist and how World War 2 fire bombings have influenced shows like NGE more than you'd ever imagine.

Buy it, read it, love it!
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ohh... this sounds like a good read ... <rushes off to Borders Express>
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Old 28-02-2005, 09:34 PM   #5   [permalink]
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Alright! I wish I knew about this book earlier! Now, I can start writing editorials so the public doesn't only think of anime as demure, superficial, and volatile...Hmmm...Maybe then we'd get more people to actually find out for themselves rather than assuming what they read is right.
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Old 28-02-2005, 10:19 PM   #6   [permalink]
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Hmmmm.

Sounds like a good book to read. Thanks for pointing it out.
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