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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

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

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

(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

The anime authorship criticism. Visions of the "Anti-Disney Ethos" (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Hernández-Pérez, M. (2014, September). The anime authorship criticism. Visions of the "Anti-Disney Ethos". Paper presented at Discussing Disney, University of Hull, Hull

Animation Studies has provided an interesting example of how the concepts of genre and authorship can usually be considered as antithetic, and how these concepts might be discussed for a better understanding of modern Media Industries. In this sense,... Read More