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Has anyone else read the Mechademia series?

I am reading them and using them as a reference for a lot of my research into anime now and I am wondering what people think of the analysis that anime scholars present there, especially in Volume 3, "Limits of the Human."

If you're not familiar with Mechademia, the link can be found here:

http://www.mechademia.org/
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advertising? :O
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hikobuf wrote:

advertising? :O


Sorry, not meant as advertising. I'm a student using it as research material, but a lot of it is pretty dense and I don't really have anyone to discuss it with. There is nobody at my University, even professors, who have read these essays and I was simply hoping to find some people, with like minds, who would be open to discussion. I'll remove the link if that makes it advertising... I thought that if discussion does open up, oblivious parties might want to know what we're talking about, as I have no idea whether or not these essay are popular or not in the online community.
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Shinobicow776 wrote:


hikobuf wrote:

advertising? :O


Sorry, not meant as advertising. I'm a student using it as research material, but a lot of it is pretty dense and I don't really have anyone to discuss it with. There is nobody at my University, even professors, who have read these essays and I was simply hoping to find some people, with like minds, who would be open to discussion. I'll remove the link if that makes it advertising... I thought that if discussion does open up, oblivious parties might want to know what we're talking about, as I have no idea whether or not these essay are popular or not in the online community.


Ah, don't sweat it :3 the MOD's will take care of it. I think ive seen those books in my library :O but never got a chance to read them. Are they any good?
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I find them to be really interesting. I'm writing my thesis on Mecha Anime and how interpretations of posthumanity in new anime has shifted to a standpoint where Identity can be formed, rather than destroyed. The books are pretty good for finding other people's interpretations on older works, but they tend to stop at around 2005 in terms of material. Probably one of the most recent pieces they discuss is "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence", so, not a lot has been said about the newer stuff.

TL;DR. Writing Thesis on Giant Robots - talking about Eureka Seven, Code Geass, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. The books are good, but dense for better understanding the stuff that is going on in anime.
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