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The utopia of suburbia: the unchanging past and limitless future in Doraemon
Abstract The long-running Japanese children's media franchise Doraemon is commonly interpreted both inside and outside academic discourse as a representation of a positive vision of the future, anExpand
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Becoming Purikyua: Building the lifestyle-text in Japanese girls’ franchises
ABSTRACT The didactic elements of Japanese children’s media texts have assumed new forms alongside recent developments in franchising strategies. This paper argues that space-based franchising inExpand
Entering ever-expanding worlds: Constructions of place and time in contemporary Japanese children’s cinema
This thesis explores the constructions of place in contemporary Japanese children’s cinema. Based on a wide survey of Japanese children’s media, I focus on an in-depth examination of three case-studyExpand
Loss in the Land of Toys : Purikyua and the Marketing of Childhood Nostalgia
This paper explores the relationship between perpetual innovation and connection to an unchanging past in the media content and merchandising of the children’s series Purikyua. Using anExpand