JAPANĀ 1011 Anime Nation: Popular Culture in Japan: 3 semester hours

A look at postmodern samurai, preteen ninjas, praying at shrines and other elements of J-pop culture. This online course uses various clips and full-length animated features to introduce and explore topics such as family life, school life, shared values, contemporary social issues, fashion, and metaphysics. Critical texts, essays, and narrated presentations provide background for analysis and appreciation.