Published Friday January 27, 2012


The Disney/Eisenstein Alliance against Nature: A Conference by Eiji Otsuka

The Disney/Eisenstein Alliance against Nature: A Conference by Eiji Otsuka

Based on the work of Imamura Shohei and the animated film Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors (1945), Eiji Otsuka, mangaka, novelist and professor at the Kobe University of Design, re-examines the esthetic origins of anime and manga as well as the origins of the otaku culture.

In particular, he will point out that most of the stories used for Japanese comics and anime are inspired by one of these three sources: the ancient scrolls of drawings, the political history of Japan after World War II and the post-modern condition. However, people often forget that the recognizable style of everything manga and anime was forged during the war in the Pacific, based on the montage theories of Eisenstein and the esthetics of Disney characters.

The conference, which will take place in Japanese with simultaneous French/English interpretation, is presented as part of the Experiencing the Media Mix: Anime, Manga, video Games, conference series in cooperation with Concordia University

Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque
Saturday, February, at 5:00 pm
Free admission; ticket required

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