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Preface: War/Time, Thomas Lamarre
Legacies of Sovereignty
The Filmic Time of Coloniality: On Shinkai Makoto's The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Gavin Walker
Theorizing Manga: Nationalism and Discourse on the Role of Wartime Manga, Rei Okamoto Inouye
Transcending the Victim's History: Takahata Isao's Grave of Fireflies, Wendy Goldberg
Control Room
Gothic Politics: Oshii, War, and Life without Death, Tom Looser
Oshii Mamoru's Patlabor 2: Terror, Theatricality, and Exceptions That Prove the Rule, Mark Anderson
Waiting for the Messiah: The Becoming-Myth of Evangelion and Densha otoko, Christophe Thouny
War by Metaphor in Densha Otoko, Michael Fisch
History/Memory
Imagined History, Fading Memory: Mastering Narrative in Final Fantasy X, Dennis Washburn
Haunted Travelogue: Hometowns, Ghost Towns, and Memories of War, Michael Dylan Foster
Three Views of the Rising Sun, Obliquely: Keiji Nakazawa's A-bomb, Osamu Tezuka's Adolf, and Yoshinori Kobayashi's Apologia, Sheng-mei Ma
Virtual Creation, Simulated Destruction, and Manufactured Memory at the Art Mecho Museum in Second Life, Christopher Bolton
Genre Violence
Ninja, Hidden Christians, and the Two Ferreiras: On Endo Shusaku and Yamada Futaro, Takayuki Tatsumi, Translated by Seth Jacobowitz
Monsters at War: The Great Yokai Wars, 1968-2005, Zilia Papp
From Jusuheru to Jannu: Girl Knights and Christian Witches in the Work of Miuchi Suzue, Rebecca Suter
Mobilization/Domestication
Empire through the Eyes of a Yapoo: Male Abjection in the Cult ClassicBeast Yapoo, Christine Marran
Nippon ex Machina: Japanese Postwar Identity in Robot Anime and the Case of UFO Robo Grendizer, Marco Pellitteri
Kobayashi Yoshinori Is Dead: Imperial War/Sick Liberal Peace/Neoliberal Class War, Mark Driscoll
Manga: A Comic Interlude from Darumasan-ga-koronda, "Land Mine in Central Park", Yoji Sakate, Translated by Manami Shima, Art by Chinami Sango
Review and Commentary
Two Phases of Japanese Illustrated Fiction, Charles Shiro Inouye
Paradise Lost . . . and Found?, Paul Jackson
Molten Hot: Japanese Gal Subcultures and Fashions, Theresa M. Winge
Monstrous Toys of Capitalism, Brent Allison
If Casshern Doesn't Do It, Who Will?, Deborah Shamoon
Psychoanalytic Cyberpunk Midsummer-Night's Dreamtime: Satoshi Kon's Paprika, Timothy Perper and Martha Cornog
Torendo
Interview with Murase Shuko and Sato Dai, Marc Hairston, Deborah Scally, and Angela Drummond-Mathews
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