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Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Motoko Tanaka
    Pages 1-8
  3. Motoko Tanaka
    Pages 9-30
  4. Motoko Tanaka
    Pages 31-61
  5. Motoko Tanaka
    Pages 81-109
  6. Motoko Tanaka
    Pages 135-146
  7. Motoko Tanaka
    Pages 147-155
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-189

About this book


Starting with the history of apocalyptic tradition in the West and focusing on modern Japanese apocalyptic science fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Motoko Tanaka shows how science fiction reflected and coped with the devastation in Japanese national identity after 1945.


fiction history of literature identity Imagination national identity novel Tradition

About the authors

Motoko Tanaka is an Associate Professor at Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan

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