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Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano


Digital technology has transformed cinema's production, distribution, and consumption patterns and pushed contemporary cinema toward increasingly global markets. Japanese cinema has been revitalized as regional genres such as anime and Japanese horror now challenge Hollywood's preeminence in global cinema. In an investigation of J-horror, personal documentary, anime, and ethnic cinema, this book deliberates on the role of the transnational in bringing to the mainstream what were formerly marginal B-movie genres. It argues persuasively that convergence culture, which these films represent, cons ... More

Keywords: digital technology, contemporary cinema, Japanese cinema, global cinema, J-horror, personal documentary, anime, ethnic cinema, Japanese film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835941
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano, author
Carleton University in Ottawa