The Resource The Otaku Lifestyle : Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon, by MIchelle Jurkiewicz

The Otaku Lifestyle : Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon, by MIchelle Jurkiewicz

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The Otaku Lifestyle : Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon
Title
The Otaku Lifestyle
Title remainder
Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon
Statement of responsibility
by MIchelle Jurkiewicz
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Japanese animation, or anime, has been popular around the globe for the last sixty years. Anime has its own fan culture in the United States known as otaku, or the obsessive lifestyle surrounding manga and anime, which has resulted in American production companies creating their own "anime." Japanese filmmakers do not regard anime simply as a cartoon, but instead realize it as genre of film, such as action or comedy. However, Japanese anime is not only dynamic and influential because of its storylines, characters, and themes, but also for its purposeful choices in music. Since the first anime Astro Boy and through films such as Akira, Japanese animation companies combine their history from the past century with modern or "westernized" music. Unlike cartoon films produced by Disney or Pixar, Japanese anime do not use music to mimic the actions on-screen; instead, music heightens and deepens the plot and emotions. This concept is practiced in live-action feature films, and although anime consists of hand-drawn and computer-generated cartoons, Japanese directors and animators create a "film" experience with their dramatic choice of music. This thesis examines three anime--Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Cowboy Bebop--for their respective choices in music. Each of these series uses a different genre of music, such as sacred classical music, Western classical music, jazz, hip-hop, and J-pop, to evoke emotion and enhance the drama. Westernization and the U.S. Occupation of Japan influenced each of the genres, with each composer in their respective anime combining Western and Japanese musical characteristics. Only by exploring the music of anime can we really understand its role in anime's artistic power and the reasons for the lasting impact of the otaku lifestyle in the Western world
Cataloging source
UMK
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1992-
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Jurkiewicz, MIchelle
Degree
M.M.
Dissertation note
(Conservatory of Music and Dance).
Dissertation year
2019.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Granade, S. Andrew
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  • Animated films
  • Animated film music
Label
The Otaku Lifestyle : Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon, by MIchelle Jurkiewicz
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Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Musicology."
  • Advisor: S. Andrew Granade
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-126)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Music and culture -- Anime -- Death note -- Neon Genesis Evangelion -- Cowboy Bebop -- Conclusion
Control code
1105059655
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105059655
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Otaku Lifestyle : Examining Soundtracks in the Anime Canon, by MIchelle Jurkiewicz
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Musicology."
  • Advisor: S. Andrew Granade
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-126)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Music and culture -- Anime -- Death note -- Neon Genesis Evangelion -- Cowboy Bebop -- Conclusion
Control code
1105059655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1105059655
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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