Magical Girls and Atomic Bomb Sperm: Japanese Animation in America

@article{Newitz1995MagicalGA,
  title={Magical Girls and Atomic Bomb Sperm: Japanese Animation in America},
  author={Annalee Newitz},
  journal={Film Quarterly},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={2-15}
}
In the past few years, there has been a noticeable escalation in the availability of Japanese animated films in America. At my local Blockbuster video store, a new "animation" section was created several months ago which is largely comprised of Japanese animation: one can rent everything from movies like the highly acclaimed Akira to a series of videos from popular animated TV shows aired in America such as Robotech and Speed Racer. Known to fans as anime, Japanese animation is available mostly… 

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