It has often been noted that animation is the dominant medium of the current era. For instance, Disney is the world’s largest media company, anime is a globally popular media, and we even use animated LINE stamps to communicate with each other. Considering how our lives are now so “animated” as the point of departure, this seminar will explore ways of thinking about media broadly, including anime and films, manga and music, games and SNS. Learning various theoretical and methodological approaches, this seminar will explore how different media are both affected by and affect the global societies we live in.
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