Gothic Politics: Oshii, War, and Life without Death

@article{Looser2009GothicPO,
  title={Gothic Politics: Oshii, War, and Life without Death},
  author={Tom Looser},
  journal={Mechademia},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={55 - 73}
}
Even before the recent Gulf wars brought on talk of a new kind of war without end, war has been a common, even ubiquitous theme in anime and manga. With this perhaps in mind, an interviewer asked an artist involved with the 2005 "Gundam: Generating Futures" exhibition at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum in Ueno Park how the "Gundam generation" could talk about war with "no actual experience of war." The reply was that, simply, "each of us has experienced' virtual war in a variety of ways/'1 It could be… 
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