From Northern Qi to the Ghibli: Pay a Visit to the Museum and Witness the History of Japanese Anime!
The Asahi Shimbun paid their tribute to Tezuka Osamu with the following sentence, “The reason why foreigners do not watch manga is that Tezuka Osamu was not born in their country.” There is no doubt that Japanese animate is not only entertainment and industry, it has already become a part of Japnese culture.
Tezuka Osamu is the representative of mass culture during the post-war Showa era while Miyazaki Hayao is the one who pushes Japanese Manga on the international stage. Discussions concerning Japanese anime usually focus on prosperous development after World War II. The book, on the contrary, starts with the late Edo period, exploring the turning point of Japanese manga and how Japanese manga lay its foundation and further became the Animae culture sweep all around the world.
- Publishing is a journey of discovery; it is with this spirit that Azure Publishing House, founded in 2013, is committed to expanding a new horizon for Taiwan’s reading market. Currently, what we are most interested in is public history and philosophical works in “nonfictional writing”, including both originally written in Chinese and translated from foreign works. The contents of a good book always echo the current social issues. We are willing to join the community in this way and work with everyone toward a better tomorrow.