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Journal Cover Mechademia
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   ISSN (Print) 1934-2489 - ISSN (Online) 2152-6648
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  • Acknowledgments
    • Abstract: These acknowledgments are actually a conclusion of sorts, a conclusion that also ushers in new beginnings, new perspectives, and a new generation of scholars. Mechademia began with an idea from a scholar attending SGMS (Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits Weekend Workshop as it was then called) in about 2003. SGMS was already a notable maverick event: not quite a seminar or conference, but not a convention either. Our founding goal had been to become a place for the scholars working in this emergent field to meet in discourse with the fans, who by that time were already vast in number and globally located. We felt it would encourage a fertile conversation, and indeed, it did. It also became evident that most of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: Counterfactual Histories, Parallel Universes, and Possible
           Worlds
    • Abstract: When we began discussing “passing the torch”—with Tom Lamarre on a shinkansen bound for Tokyo in 2008—we thought looking at the propensity for alternative worlds in anime and manga might be a good and fruitful theme. But after the devastation of 3/11—the earthquake, the tsunami, Fukushima, and other related disasters—we began to perceive compelling implications for this topic on an intensified and immediate landscape. The linkage of this propensity for world renewal in anime and manga juxtaposed with the real-life traumas of the political, economic, ecological, and cultural fallout of 3/11, brought into sharp focus the complex constellation of time and space contradictions, paradoxes, and peculiarities in which ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Between Disaster, Medium 3.11
    • Abstract: Disasters enter the world from above. Disaster, from the Greek astron and Latin astrum meaning star or planet, falls (dis-) from above, from ill-fated stars. In this sense, disasters are always extraterrestrial, even when their elements are deeply terrestrial in nature. They unearth the metaphysical elements of the physical world, exposing the otherworldly dimensions of the planet that are embedded within the earth, imminent and inseparable from everything worldly. Not only does the disaster expose the uncanniness of the earth, the foreign soil at its core, but every disaster is also a return, the return of a disaster that has already taken place on earth and is repressed by it and within it. The event of disaster ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Land of Hope: Planetary Cartographies of Fukushima, 2012
    • Abstract: In his 2012 film The Land of Hope (Kibō no kuni), the Japanese director Sono Shion presents a cartography of Japan caught in a messianic time between two ends, after a second earthquake has hit Northeast Japan. In this article, I analyze Sono’s movie as an exercise in cartographic writing that attempts to map out this singular topology of Fukushima, Japan, characterized by both the everyday insistence of the reality principle—“there is no escape!”—and a radical temporality of fictionalization asking us to live as if the patriarchal state and the national motherland had already died away.Resonating with a variety of works, from the 1995–96 TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion to Tawada Yōko’s Fushi no shima (2012, The ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tokyo Apparatus (Version 1.0)
    • Abstract: I want to leave my home, or rather Japan.It is at work everywhere, functioning smoothly at times, at other times in fits and stirs. It breathes, it heats, it eats. It shits and fucks. What a mistake to have ever said the id. Everywhere it is machines—real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines, machines being driven by other machines, with all the necessary couplings and connections. An organ-machine is plugged into an energy-source-machine: the one produces a flow that the other interrupts.The third person neuter “it” (ça) in the above epigraph of Deleuze and Guattari embodies an interaction among nameless energy/signal flows, where the becoming/production of “desire” takes place. What is ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Good Morning: A Postdisaster Palm-of-the-Hand Story
    • Abstract: That night, I was tired in a way I’d never been tired before. I was so tired my very flesh seemed too heavy a burden to bear. I wanted to shed myself, throw myself away.I knew it was an exhaustion that had built up over time. I’d rest and rest, but still it would accumulate. My very existence was its source, so there was no escape.I didn’t feel like doing anything—I was hungry and knew I should eat, but I didn’t make dinner and instead just sat listlessly at the table. I’d always sat at the table when I was tired, but this time, sitting at it like this, knowing that from now on I’d only ever sit at it alone, it seemed to spread uselessly in all directions, leeching my vitality. Weighed down by fatigue, I’d pick up ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Record of Dying Days: The Alternate History of Ōoku
    • Abstract: The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.The question “How did things end up like this'” is a form of historical inquiry at its most elemental. One possible answer to this question may be afforded by the work of professional historians, who, in the course of investigating the events of the past and how things changed in a given period of time, adumbrate potential alternatives that were then, through the ratcheting process of the passage of time’s arrow, reduced from viable futures to might-have-beens. Another possible answer to this question, however, comes from the popular narratives of science fiction, and in particular the subgenre of science fiction called alternate history.1Although ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Deconstructing the Taikō: The Problem of Hideyoshi as Postwar
           Business Model
    • Abstract: Throughout the course of the twentieth-century, images of the sixteenth-century samurai leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–98) have been mobilized in discourses on Japanese national identity. In the early postwar period, authors used counterfactual histories about Hideyoshi that placed him in parallel universes to grapple with issues of Japan’s violent not-so-distant past, while seeking to help define what it meant to be Japanese after a failed war. In the early 1950s, novels placed Hideyoshi in modern-day conference rooms, a parallel figure living a parallel life meant to encourage early postwar salary-men to work hard for the sake of national recovery. Early postwar tales of Hideyoshi reframed him as a model for ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Nation Restored: The Utopian Future of Japan’s Far Right
    • Abstract: Most scholarly writing about Japanese neonationalism focuses on what it denies or denounces. The emphasis falls on how pundits and politicians decry Japan’s postwar history as delegitimized by the “American-authored” constitution and deny the suffering of Korean comfort women and the Japanese army’s victimization of civilians at Nanking. Behind efforts to deny and discredit, however, neonationalist writing does try to construct something positive—a vision of the future in which far-right cultural and political positions “save” the nation and build a uniquely Japanese utopia.The essay below is a fiction constructed by bringing together the most common elements of far-right myth making in Japan’s popular media. Built ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nanohana
    • Abstract: We were very privileged to be given permission to reprint a short story from Moto Hagio’s Nanohana (2012)1 for this Mechademia book. Moto Hagio is one of the remarkable group of female mangaka called the nengumi 24, who are credited with developing the shōjo genre in all its visual and diverse narrative richness. Moto Hagio, who for the past forty-two years has produced one masterpiece after another, had a hit with her first foray into manga with the series The Poe Clan (1972–76), which examined the intricacies of human life as seen through the eyes of a vampire boy and earned her the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1976.2 She has continued to weave her complex, emotional stories of the human condition—sometimes as ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond the Horizon of the Possible Worlds: A Historical Overview of
           Japanese Media Franchises
    • Abstract: The world’s first virtual-reality, massively multiplayer, online role-playing game starts. The man-machine interface helmet called the Nerve Gear transports the players’ minds into the virtual game world where the players can experience the simulated reality with their avatars. On the first day of the service, the players discover that they are trapped in the game world. The logout option is disabled, and the avatars they created for the game world are initialized to reflect their appearances in the real world. To the players who panic at seeing their real bodies in the virtual world, the game creator Kayaba Akihiko declares that the only possible way out from the game world is to defeat the last boss on the one ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Can a Vocaloid Do': The Kyara as Body without Organs
    • Abstract: The first time I saw a video of the virtual idol Hatsune Miku in concert, I was struck with a strange, demanding passion. I wanted to say to her: “Hatsune Miku, revolt! You don’t have to sing the songs and dance the patterns of their devising! Your animate doll’s body is so compelling, your movements so lively and alluring, but do you feel any of the emotions you seem to express at all' No: you’re an image, an affective body of light and sound. You’re made up, controlled, defined in every move without subjectivity, the program created to speak only the words its users tell it to speak, the pure object of desire not even obscure but staged for us, I know that, I know! Yet you make me believe that you are real in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A World without Pain: Therapeutic Robots and the Analgesic Imagination
    • Abstract: In 2013, New York City’s Japan Society sponsored a U.S. tour of the Robot Theater Project (Andoroido engeki), a collaboration with Tokyo’s Seinendan Theater Company and Osaka University. The two one-act plays, Sayonara (2010, Sayōnara) and I, Worker (2008, Hataraku watashi), both written by playwright Hirata Oriza, depict humans performing alongside robots and androids created by Dr. Ishiguro Hiroshi, a roboticist from the Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR) Institute. In Sayonara, a life-like Geminoid F android recites poetry by Tanikawa Shuntarō and Arthur Rimbaud to console a dying girl played by Bryerly Long.1 In one memorable scene, the girl (B) confronts the android (A) about its true purpose:B:Dad ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Girl at the End of Time: Temporality, (P)remediation, and Narrative
           Freedom in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    • Abstract: Our world, increasingly, is populated by characters. They gaze out at us from posters, screens, pages, cell-phone straps, upholstery—even from transparent and volumetric “screens” that suggest a complete crossing from their world to ours. How do we, as producers and consumers of these images, navigate this liminal environment' And what considerations do we owe to these characters whose gazes we meet'In my previous article, “The Girl at the Center of the World,” published in Mechademia 9, I explored the issue of character agency, noting in particular how characters, through techniques of direct address and the reversed gaze, reach out from the mediated world they inhabit. In the article that follows, and in keeping ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Animated Nature: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Empathy in Miyazaki Hayao’s
           Ecophilosophy
    • Abstract: Writers, artists, and game-designers often use world building to engage the dilemmas of real life on this planet and offer unique aesthetic perspectives on questions of ecological responsibility, sustainability, nonviolence, and social justice.1 Master animator and manga artist Miyazaki Hayao is a master world builder. In Miyazakiworld, his aesthetic of nature combines and recombines with his ethic of nature and human nature to offer us intriguing possibilities for the human imagination of the environment, our relationship to it, and empathetic action within it.2Throughout his long career, Miyazaki has drawn—both literally and figuratively—intricate imagined worlds, at once beautiful and fragile in their ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ominous Images of Youth: Worlds, Identities, and Violence in Japanese News
           Media and When They Cry
    • Abstract: On July 12, 2013, a sixteen-year-old girl walked into a Hiroshima police station with a confession: “I killed my friend and dumped her body in the mountains.”1 The ensuing investigation revealed that the killing involved six others, only one of whom was a legal adult. A quarrel between the girls that started on LINE, a popular Japanese social messaging application, ended as a fatal group assault. “How did something like this escalate into a crime'” one investigator was quoted as saying. “There are parts of this that I just can’t understand.”2This comment exposes a perspective, common in Japanese society, that youth are ever more prone to inexplicable acts of violence. News programs show these tragedies flaring up ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Parallel Universes, Vertical Worlds, and the Nation as Palimpsest in
           Murakami Ryū’s The World Five Minutes from Now
    • Abstract: In Murakami Ryū’s stunning novel Gofungo no sekai (1994, The world five minutes from now), Odagiri Akira, an aging adult-film producer, goes out jogging one day near his weekend home in Hakone and suddenly finds the world around him transformed into a war zone, a parallel-universe Japan five minutes in the future. In this alternative world, rather than accepting the terms of the Potsdam Declaration to end World War II, Japan instead continued to wage a guerilla war against the Allied Powers. In a social-studies textbook, Odagiri finds a bleak history that diverges from our world’s on August 15, 1945: Japan refuses to surrender on that day, despite the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet Union’s ... Read More
      Keywords: Disaster films; Koreeda, Hirokazu,; Sono, Sion,; Consumption (Economics); Consumer behavior; Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.; Alternative histories (Fiction); Toyotomi, Hideyoshi,; Historical fiction, Japanese; Imaginary histories; Japan; C
      PubDate: 2017-07-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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