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Japan: Fictionality, transmedia national branding and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (2018)
Book Chapter
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2018). Japan: Fictionality, transmedia national branding and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In M. Freeman, & W. Proctor (Eds.), Global Convergence Cultures: Transmedia Earth, 175-191. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.4324/9781315188478-11

The chapter aims to examine the concept of transmediality (or cross-mediality) in relation to institutional communication in Japan. To do this, it examines several case studies within the current Japanese society, with special attention to crisis co... Read More

Review. Northrop Davis, Manga & Anime go to Hollywood. The Amazing Rapidly Evolving Relationship between Hollywood and Japanese Animation, Manga, Television, and Film. (2018)
Journal Article
Hernandez-Perez, M. (in press). Review. Northrop Davis, Manga & Anime go to Hollywood. The Amazing Rapidly Evolving Relationship between Hollywood and Japanese Animation, Manga, Television, and Film. Animation : an interdisciplinary journal, 13(3), ISSN 1746-8477

Review. Northrop Davis, Manga & Anime go to Hollywood. The Amazing Rapidly Evolving Relationship between Hollywood and Japanese Animation, Manga, Television, and Film

Authenticity and how we fake it: belief and subjectivity in reality TV, Facebook and YouTube. Aaron Duplantier (2016) (2018)
Journal Article
Hernandez-Perez, M. (in press). Authenticity and how we fake it: belief and subjectivity in reality TV, Facebook and YouTube. Aaron Duplantier (2016). Journalism & mass communication quarterly, ISSN 1077-6990

Authenticity and How We Fake It: Belief and Subjectivity in Reality TV, Facebook and YouTube. Aaron Duplantier. Jefferson, North Carolina, US: McFarland & Company. 185 pp, 2016. 196 pp. $29.95 pbk. $15.99 ebk. Reviewed by: Manuel Hernández-Pérez,... Read More

'Thinking of Spain in a flat way:' visiting Spain and Spanish cultural heritage through contemporary Japanese anime (2017)
Journal Article
Hernandez-Perez, M. (2017). 'Thinking of Spain in a flat way:' visiting Spain and Spanish cultural heritage through contemporary Japanese anime. Mutual Images, 3, (43-69). ISSN 2496-1868

This article contextualizes the representation of Spain and Spanish culture among Japanese cultural producers, particularly through the production of Japanese commercial animation (commonly named anime). Toward that goal, it provides a historical bac... Read More

Fictionality and tourism in the construction of National Images. Studies on Japanese anime representations of Spain (Poster) (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2017, December). Fictionality and tourism in the construction of National Images. Studies on Japanese anime representations of Spain (Poster). Paper presented at XII CONGRESO NACIONAL Y III CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ESTUDIOS JAPONESES EN ESPAÑA (AEJE) 2016 TEMA: “El turismo como vía de conocimiento y desarrollo”, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Madrid (Spain)

PROPOSAL PRESENTED It is a fact that one of the biggest attractions of modern Japanese culture lies in its immense, outstanding cultural capital. In recent years, the fascination that Japan has on our collective imagination has been stimulated, even... Read More

American politics as a transnational popular narrative: Narratological Structures of shōnen manga and their cross-cultural readings in Kaiji Kawaguchi's Eagle (1997-2001) (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2017, August). American politics as a transnational popular narrative: Narratological Structures of shōnen manga and their cross-cultural readings in Kaiji Kawaguchi's Eagle (1997-2001). Paper presented at International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art, University of East-Anglia, Norwich Campus

Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Hernández-Pérez, M., Corstorphine, K., & Stephens, D. (2017). Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK. Mutual Images, 2(Winter), 5-43

This paper has as main objective to explore, adopting a historical and critical perspective, the release of film and anime TV in UK. This would be a first step towards the studio of the peculiar implementation of manganime Culture in Britain. Compare... Read More

Animation, branding and authorship in the construction of the ‘anti-Disney’ ethos: Hayao Miyazaki’s works and persona through Disney film criticism (2016)
Journal Article
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2016). Animation, branding and authorship in the construction of the ‘anti-Disney’ ethos: Hayao Miyazaki’s works and persona through Disney film criticism. Animation : an interdisciplinary journal, 11(3), (297-313). doi:10.1177/1746847716660684. ISSN 1746-8477

Walt Disney (1901-1966) is one of the most important figures in the history of cinema, but also he may also be one of the most criticized. Adjectives referring to Disney in their different forms (‘Japanese Disney’, ‘Asian Disney’, ‘Disney from the Or... Read More

Memories of the grateful visitor. A look at Spanish spaces, ethnography and material artifacts through contemporary Japanese Entertainment Industries (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2016, May). Memories of the grateful visitor. A look at Spanish spaces, ethnography and material artifacts through contemporary Japanese Entertainment Industries. Paper presented at Mutual Images, 4th International Workshop: Fictionality in representations of Japan and Europe from a cross-cultural perspective, Center for Fictionality Studies at Aarhus University (Denmark)

Audiences from all over the world may differ in the way tl1ey perceive a particular country or cultural tradition. Even when it is possible to argue that fictionality can't be really isolated from any kind of representational form, communicational ge... Read More

Representations of religion, spirituality and philosophy as international narratives in the manga “Full Metal Alchemist” (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, 2001-2010) (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2015, June). Representations of religion, spirituality and philosophy as international narratives in the manga “Full Metal Alchemist” (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, 2001-2010). Paper presented at CSS Research Day: Spirituality and Popular Culture / Arts, Centre for Spirituality Studies, University of Hull

Japanese Entertainment Industries may be defined by two main features: its transmedia vocation, or its ability to disseminate narratives through several media at once, and its cross-cultural, or heterogeneous representation of different cultural back... Read More

(Japanese?) Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Manuel, H., Corstorphine, K., & Darren, S. (2015, June). (Japanese?) Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society. Paper presented at MUTUAL IMAGES. 3rd International Workshop: “Japanese pop cultures in Europe today: economic challenges, mediated notions, future opportunities”., Kobe, Japan

This paper has as main objective to explore, adopting a historical and critical perspective, the release of film and anime TV in UK. This would be a first step towards the studio of the peculiar implementation of manganime Culture in Britain. Comp... Read More

Of anime myths and author cult. Tezuka and Miyazaki consideration through authorship film criticism (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2015, April). Of anime myths and author cult. Tezuka and Miyazaki consideration through authorship film criticism. Paper presented at Exploring 30 Years of Studio Ghibli: Spirited Discussion, University of Cardiff

In the world of Japanese anime, few animators’ works have been appreciated by both communities of scholarship and journalism for their valuable and singular forms of authorship. This paper will focus on one of the most prominent figures, namely Hayao... Read More

Constructing the mangaverse: Narrative patterns in Marvel's appropriation of manga products (2015)
Book Chapter
Manuel, H. P. (2015). Constructing the mangaverse: Narrative patterns in Marvel's appropriation of manga products. In C. Brienza (Ed.), Global Manga: "Japanese" comics without Japan?, 167-184. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

ABSTRACT / PROPOSAL: It´s well known that the major global comic producers are Japan and U.S. There are not so many countries where this medium has achieved this importance not only as high-quality producers but also as powerful creators of contents.... Read More