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Written by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Cover Price: $24.95
Okay, two confessions: First, and if youâ€™ve read my reviews before, you probably already know this, but, Iâ€™m an unabashed anime fan. Second, and this may not be as apparent to you as a reader, but Iâ€™m also a history freak. It almost doesnâ€™t matter what kind of history it is, as long as it deals honestly with the subject matter and I come away with new knowledge and insights that I didnâ€™t have on the subject before, Iâ€™m in. So, being both a fan of anime and history, that means that any book that deals in the history of anime is going to catch my attention; but having been a fan of anime for nearly twenty-two years, that also means that I have high standards for what that book has to say about the matter.
Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m so excited about this new book, Anime, co-written by authors Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc. Itâ€™s a short read â€“ only about 148 pages in all â€“ but it has the distinction of being a history book that is both entertaining to read and also highly informative. Ever wonder what the very first OVA was? A hint for beginners: It wasnâ€™t Tenchi Muyou. This book will tell you. When was Studio Madhouse first started, and what name did Gainax go by before they called themselves Gainax? Read and find out.
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