Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Watch out! Anime Classics Zettai! likely to "convert newcomers"

Brian Camp and Julie Davis' Anime Classics Zettai! gets a full-length review by critic Brett Taylor in the new issue of Video Watchdog (No. 148). Discussing the enthusiastic film guide alongside Dani Cavallero's 2007 book, Anime Intersections, Taylor notes that Zettai! is special because it can be "enjoyed by the newcomer as well as the fan." In fact, he thinks that it's likely to "convert newcomers"--we totally agree, and that's a big part of why we publish books about Japanese film, animated and otherwise.

The review also appreciates that "Camp takes the time to patiently explain the different formats and styles of Japanese animation," and that Camp and Davis cover such a large selection of intoxicating animated works.