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Film Genres: Animé

This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.

Getting started

Surprisingly, animé is not used as a subject heading in our online catalog. The subject heading used is "animation (cinematography) japan." You can also use the subject heading animated films. Often books discuss both genres together. To see what we have in Animé, you can do a subject or title search. If you do a subject search, type "animated films japan," you will get a list of those films that are classified as Anime. The films are located in the Jones Media Center in Baker/Berry Library.

You can also do a Title search in the online catalog. If we have it, a record will display. If we do not have a particular title, and it is something you think the library's collection should have, you can always make a request that the library buy the title. Making a request does not guarantee the purchase, but it lets us know about our users' interests. You can also try to obtain the title through DartDoc.

Resources about Animation and Animated films are split between two libraries. Sherman Art Library has a small collection about Anime. Most books would have the call number NC 1766 .J3. Baker/Berry Library also has books on Animé and animated films, their history and criticisms with the call number of PN 1997.5 on Baker Level 4.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about movies can be found in many publications. Our collection includes 1 magazine which looks exclusively at Animé. That title is listed below. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find more articles or use the Summon box below.

However, to see how many more titles exist, you can search in Worldcat. Use a subject search with the terms "animated films japan" and "periodicals."

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Selected list of Animé films

For more Animé titles, click here.

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's now available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.