Kyoto Animation

A Critical Study and Filmography


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About the Book

Kyoto Animation, a studio with very humble beginnings, has gained recognition the world over as a uniquely inspired and inventive enterprise. This book examines Kyoto Animation’s philosophy and creative vision with close reference to its anime. It focuses on the studio’s choice of genres, themes and imagery while exploring its maintenance of high production values. The analysis highlights the studio’s commitment to the pursuit of both artistic excellence and technical experimentation—and its reliance on the imagination and expertise of in-house staff.

About the Author(s)

Dani Cavallaro has written widely about literature, cultural theory, and anime. She lives in London.

Bibliographic Details

Dani Cavallaro
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 200
Bibliographic Info: filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7068-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0084-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

1. Kyoto Animation in Context      3

2. Science Fiction Reimagined      24

3. Crossing Worlds      78

4. Art and Play      119

Filmography      175

Bibliography      185

Index      191