Asia Research Brief #45 | A Series of Miracles: Kyoto Animation’s Empathic Anime

In this latest Asia Research Brief, Joseph Fiumara (Cinema and Media Studies) proposes that radical change is occurring within the anime industry and that this change has also begun to shift what kind of anime are being produced—a movement he calls “Empathic Anime.” It is characterized by the empathy with which staff approach their work, a growing awareness of the necessity of humane labour conditions and heightened expression through detailed animation to match these elements.

Download issue 45 here: A Series of Miracles: Kyoto Animation’s Empathic Anime


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