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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 4330 - Japanese Anime

This course explores the cultural, historical, and (trans) national origins of Japanese anime, and their continued impact on its later development. A product of both Japanese cultural traditions and outside global influences, anime has grown from a niche market to one of wider global appeal. Anime is a complex reflection of cultural flow that reflects aspects of post-war Japanese identity while also serving as a prime example of how culture flows between nations. By exploring the various facets of anime and its relationship to other media, students will learn more about both Japanese cultural history, racial identity, and about the flow of culture around the world – including right here at home.