Roland Kelts – Anime at UMSL

Oct 13, 2009 No Comments by

Roland Kelts talking about Murakami Takashi’s “Superflat” aesthetic and the differences between Japanese and American art styles. Especially poignant is the contrast between hanga and Superman. The next clip I post will examine Pokemon and Hello Kitty! Stay tuned! (Can I say that on the Internet?)

For more information on Superflat, see the Hiroki Azuma article here.

Anime, Arts, J-Pop Culture

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I'm a visiting professor at Bowdoin College. I teach, write, and discuss Japanese popular culture, language, literature and other topics on East Asia.