May 19, 2010

With the recent Academy Award win of Yojiro Takita’s Okuribito (Departures), modern Japanese film has gained more international interest.  Those who would like to learn more about the topic, or write a research paper, can start here with our pathfinder to contemporary Japanese film criticism! We have selected some of the best sources at University of Hawai‘i’s Hamilton Library, some of which are in Japanese. Most pertain to live-action films from the 1980s to the present, with some discussion of anime.  We hope you enjoy!

Julie Motooka and Yuko Lovett
Dr. Diane Nahl, LIS 601
Spring 2010