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'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. https://doi.org/10.32926/2017.2.HER.carto

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