Forrest Greenwood

21 posts

Anime Review – Summer Wars

Hosoda Mamoru, director.  Samaa uōzu, 2009.  Translated as Summer Wars, subtitled DVD.  NTV/Funimation, 2011. Real World, Virtual World: One World is Enough for All of Us Jonathan E. Abel Summer Wars is like that pop song you can’t shake from your system.  At first it is subtle, even a bit annoying, like every other […]

Book Review – Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals

Marc Steinberg.  Review of Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals.  By Azuma Hiroki. Azuma, Hiroki. Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals. Translated by Jonathan E. Abel and Shion Kono. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. Japanese Postmodernity Reconsidered Marc Steinberg Is it possible to say anything truly new about the postmodern? Is it possible to make […]

Book Review – Beautiful Fighting Girl

Saitō Tamaki. Beautiful Fighting Girl [Sentō bishōjo no seishin bunseki]. Translated by J. Keith Vincent and Dawn Lawson.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. Nina Cornyetz Saitō Tamaki’s 2000 Sentō bishōjo no seishin bunseki, skillfully translated by J. Keith Vincent and Dawn Lawson as Beautiful Fighting Girl, is the first book […]