Anime "Haibane Renmei" (Charcoal Feather Federation): an enclave for the hurt, alienated souls

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Abstract

Anime is an audiovisual, symphonic narrative form characterised by diversity, fluidity, hybridity and intertexuality. The abundant borrowing of images is a common practice in both manga and anime, and is considered as homage to the pretext and/or the establishing of a provocative dialogue between texts. This paper will discuss some of its distinctive characteristics, mainly intertexuality, using Yoshitoshi Abe's enigmatic "Haibane Renmei" series (2002) and Haruki Murakami's novel, "Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" (hereafter HBW/EOW) (1985).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalPapers: Explorations into Children's Literature
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Manga
  • Japanese animation
  • literary theory

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