2017 Citations

Episode 1 – Battle Royale

4Law. “Sasebo Update” 8 Apr. 2006, web.archive.org/web/20120619045558/http://www.4law.co.il/sasebo1.htm.

“All About Nevada-Tan.” All About Nevada-Tan: The Preteen Japanese Killer, web.archive.org/web/20120910183931/http://iiichan.net/stuff/nevada/.

Balmer, Richard. “YOU’RE WELCOME, terrorists!” Vircades Project, 1 Jan. 1970, vircadesproject.blogspot.com/2014/03/youre-welcome-terrorists.html.

“Battle Royale (2000).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0266308/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt.

Battle Royale Blowout, www.thegrandline.com/battleroyale.html.

“The development of small islands in Japan: An historical perspective.” Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, No longer published by Elsevier, 27 June 2012, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221268211200008X.

“English.” 日本映画監督協会 – Directors Guild of Japan, www.dgj.or.jp/english/.

Erickson, Steve. “How ‘Battle Royale’ Became a Cult Hit and Capitalized on ‘The Hunger Games’.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 20 Mar. 2012, www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/03/how-battle-royale-became-a-cult-hit-and-capitalized-on-the-hunger-games/254184/.

“FAQ: IS THE MOVIE REALLY BANNED IN AMERICA?” Battleroyalefilm.com, archive.is/tP29#selection-533.43-533.64.

“Feature2 Making Public High Schools Tuition-Free and High School Enrollment Subsidies.” 文部科学省, www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/hakusho/html/hpab200901/detail/1305888.htm.

“Hachijo Island.” Hachijo Island | JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide, www.japanvisitor.com/tokyo/hachijo.

Hadfield, Peter. “Turmoil grips Japan’s schools as pupils rebel over discipline.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 20 Aug. 2000, www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1353465/Turmoil-grips-Japans-schools-as-pupils-rebel-over-discipline.html.

Hardung, Jessica. THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO JAPAN’S JUVENILE LAW: IF PUNISHMENT IS THEIR ANSWER, THEY ARE ASKING THE WRONG QUESTION. Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal Association, 2000, digital.lib.washington.edu/dspace-law/bitstream/handle/1773.1/805/9PacRimLPolyJ139.pdf?sequence=1.

Hitchcock, Amanda. “World Socialist Web Site.” Violent juvenile crimes in Japan point to a deeper social crisis, World Socialist Web Site wsws.Org Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), 18 Oct. 2000, webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3A1Nue2WfOLOcJ%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsws.org%2Fen%2Farticles%2F2000%2F10%2Fjap-o18.html%2B&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us.

“Japan schoolgirl killer ‘sorry’.” BBC News, BBC, 3 June 2004, news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3772737.stm.

“Kinji Fukasaku.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0297935/.

“The Kobe Child Murderer Has Launched a Website.” Bizarrepedia, 12 Sep 2015, www.bizarrepedia.com/kobe-child-murders/.

Ito, Masami. “Shifting the scales of juvenile justice.” The Japan Times, 23 May 2015, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/23/national/social-issues/shifting-scales-juvenile-justice/.

“Kobe murderer writes ambiguously of regret and pleasure from 1997 child killings.” The Japan Times, 10 June 2015, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/06/10/national/crime-legal/kobe-murderer-writes-ambiguously-regret-pleasure-1997-child-killings/.

Magnier, Mark. “Making a Killing in Japan.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2001, articles.latimes.com/2001/jan/12/news/mn-11507/2.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Nevada-Tan.” Know Your Meme, 2 Nov. 2017, knowyourmeme.com/memes/nevada-tan.

Nevada-Tan Fanpage, 2004, web.archive.org/web/20120204170203/http://www.uranus.dti.ne.jp/~yuugeki/nevada-top.htm.

“Renowned director Fukasaku, of ‘Battle Royale’ fame, dies.” The Japan Times, 13 Jan 2003, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2003/01/13/national/renowned-director-fukasaku-of-battle-royale-fame-dies/#.U_ltmWOUqQI.

Rigney, Todd. “Anchor Bay Snags US Distribution Rights to the Battle Royale Franchise.” BeyondHollywood.com, 13 Nov. 2010, www.beyondhollywood.com/anchor-bay-snags-us-distribution-rights-to-battle-royale-3d/.

“Saturday Matinee: Battle Royale.” Desultory Heroics, 6 Feb. 2017, desultoryheroics.com/2013/11/23/saturday-matinee-battle-royale/.

Schwarzacher, Lukas. “Kinji Fukasaku.” Variety, 13 Jan. 2003, variety.com/2003/scene/people-news/kinji-fukasaku-1117878624/.

“Teen violence rising in Japan.” CNN, Cable News Network, 14 March 1998, www.cnn.com/WORLD/9803/14/japan.teen.violence/.

“Unwise revision to Juvenile Law.” The Japan Times, 6 Sept. 2015, www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/09/06/editorials/unwise-revision-juvenile-law/.

Top Grossing Films of 2001 in Japan. Eiren, 2002, www.eiren.org/toukei/img/eiren_kosyu/data_2001.pdf.

“Violent movie opens despite protest.” The Japan Times, 17 Dec. 2000, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2000/12/17/national/violent-movie-opens-despite-protest/#.V5lzCUYrKVP.

Woo, Elaine  “Kinji Fukasaku, 72; Japanese Director of Edgy, Violent Films.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2003, articles.latimes.com/2003/jan/27/local/me-fukasaku27.

ZAKZAK, www.zakzak.co.jp/gei/2004_06/g2004061807.html.

“国内映画ランキング(2000年12月16日~2000年12月17日).” 映画.com, eiga.com/ranking/20001219/.


Episode 2 – Love Letter

“Awards.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0113703/awards?ref_=tt_awd.

Billington, Alex. “It’s Official – New Line Cinema is Dead!” FirstShowing.net, 28 Feb. 2008, www.firstshowing.net/2008/its-official-new-line-cinema-is-dead/.

Brown, Todd. “ScreenAnarchy Visits The Set Of Shunji Iwai’s VAMPIRE.” ScreenAnarchy, 31 May 2010, screenanarchy.com/2010/05/twitch-visits-the-set-of-shunji-iwais-vampire.html.

Eagan, Daniel. “Interview: Shunji Iwai.” Film Comment, 11 Aug. 2016, www.filmcomment.com/blog/shunji-iwai-interview/.

Gendomike. “The Garden of Thoughts: An Interview with Makoto Shinkai.” Anime Diet, 10 July 2013, animediet.net/conventions/the-garden-of-thoughts-an-interview-with-makoto-shinkai.

Lee, Edmund. “Love Letter director Shunji Iwai on his long road back to feature-Film making.” South China Morning Post, 14 Mar. 2016, www.scmp.com/lifestyle/film-tv/article/1923102/love-letter-director-shunji-iwai-his-long-road-back-feature-film.

“Miho Nakayama.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0620421/.

“Miki Sakai.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0757012/.

“NAKAYAMA MIHO NO TOKIMEKI HIGH SCHOOL ( Idle Hot-Line Nakayama Miho ).” Video Game Den | ファミコン ピュータ ディスクシステム | Famicom Disk NES reviews, www.videogameden.com/fds.htm?nak.

Phillipkay. “Shunji Iwai: the cinema of introspection.” BESTqUEST, 27 July 2009, phillipkay.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/shunji-iwai-the-cinema-of-introspection/.

Vincent, Brittany. “An Interview with Vampire Director Shunji Iwai Movie Features, Movies | Popzara Press.” Popzara Press, 26 Apr. 2013, www.popzara.com/movies/an-interview-with-vampire-director-shunji-iwai/.

Yeo, Edmund. “Conversations between Iwai Shunji and Tan Chui Mui.” Edmund Yeo, Blogger, 14 June 2011, www.edmundyeo.com/2011/06/conversations-between-iwai-shunji-and.html.


Episode 3 – Ichi The Killer

Fragoso, Sam. “Audition director Takashi Miike wishes he could make Ted movies.” Film, Film.avclub.com, 10 Oct. 2015, film.avclub.com/audition-director-takashi-miike-wishes-he-could-make-te-1798285210.

“Ichi the Killer (2001).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0296042/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1.

“Ichi the Killer (Comparison: R-Rated – Unrated).” Movie-Censorship.com, www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=866125.

Kirk, Jeremy. “Must Read: Our Interview with ’13 Assassins’ Director Takashi Miike.” FirstShowing.net, 12 Apr. 2011, www.firstshowing.net/2011/must-read-our-interview-with-13-assassins-director-takashi-miike/.

Mes, Tom. Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike. FAB Press, 2006.

Mes, Tom. “Tadanobu Asano.” Midnight Eye, 24 June 2002, www.midnighteye.com/interviews/tadanobu-asano/.

Philips, Helen. “Video game “brain damage” claim criticised.” New Scientists, 11 July 2002, www.newscientist.com/article/dn2538-video-game-brain-damage-claim-criticised/.

Rose, Steve. “Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike talks to Steve Rose.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 2 June 2003, www.theguardian.com/film/2003/jun/02/artsfeatures.dvdreviews2.

“Weekend Index.” Box Office Mojo, www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/?yr=2001&p=.htm.


Episode 4 – Our Little Sister

Adams, Sam. “Hirokazu Kore-Eda.” A.V. Club, 16 Sept. 2009, film.avclub.com/hirokazu-kore-eda-1798217759.

“Awards Our Little Sister (2015).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt3756788/awards?ref_=tt_awd.

Bradshaw, Peter. “Hirokazu Kore-Eda: ‘They compare me to Ozu. But I’m more like Ken Loach’.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 21 May 2015, www.theguardian.com/film/2015/may/21/hirokazu-kore-director-our-little-sister-interview.

Ebiri, Bilge. “A Q&A With ‘Our Little Sister’ Director Hirokazu Kore-Eda on His Latest Family Drama.” The Village Voice, 5 July 2016, www.villagevoice.com/2016/07/05/a-qa-with-our-little-sister-director-hirokazu-kore-eda-on-his-latest-family-drama/.

Ebiri, Bilge. “Still Moving: Our Little Sister Director Hirokazu Kore-Eda on His Latest Family Drama.” Miami New Times, 10 Aug. 2016, www.miaminewtimes.com/film/still-moving-our-little-sister-director-hirokazu-kore-eda-on-his-latest-family-drama-8567914.

“Haruka Ayase.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1480573/.

“Hirokazu Koreeda: Interview with Time Out Film.” Time Out London, www.timeout.com/london/film/hirokazu-koreeda-interview-1.

“Japan Box Office June 13-14, 2015.” Box Office Mojo, www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/japan/?yr=2015&wk=24&p=.htm.

“Kaho.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1949808/.

Kiang, Jessica. “Interview: Kore-Eda Hirokazu Talks Steven Spielberg’s Remake Of ‘Like Father Like Son,’ Directing Children & More.” IndieWire, 15 Jan. 2014, www.indiewire.com/2014/01/interview-kore-eda-hirokazu-talks-steven-spielbergs-remake-of-like-father-like-son-directing-children-more-248597/.

“Masami Nagasawa.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0619178/.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.


Osenlund, R. Kurt. “Hirokazu Kore-Eda on Crafting Shots and Scouting Locations for Like Father, Like Son.” Filmmaker Magazine, 17 Jan. 2014, filmmakermagazine.com/83717-hirokazu-kore-eda-on-crafting-shots-and-scouting-locations-for-like-father-like-son/.

Pulver, Andrew. “Our Little Sister director Hirokazu Kore-Eda: ‘Lost time can be recovered’ – video.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 14 Apr. 2016, www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/apr/14/our-little-sister-director-hirokazu-kore-eda-video-interview.

Radford, Ivan. “Interview: Hirokazu Koreeda on Our Little Sister.” VODzilla.co, 16 Apr. 2016, vodzilla.co/interviews/interview-hirokazu-koreeda-on-our-little-sister/.

Sato, Kuriko. “Hirokazu Kore-Eda.” Midnight Eye, 28 June 2004, www.midnighteye.com/interviews/hirokazu-kore-eda/.

Schilling, Mark. “Koreeda discusses before and ‘After the Storm’.” The Japan Times, 18 May 2016, www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2016/05/18/films/koreeda-discusses-storm/.

“Shin’ichi Tsutsumi.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0875495/.

Simons, Roxy. “Hirokazu Koreeda Interview: “I didn’t particularly choose to adapt it because it was about women, I read it as a story of acceptance”.” Easternkicks.com, 15 Oct. 2015, www.easternkicks.com/features/hirokazu-koreeda-interview-2015.

“Suzu Hirose.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm5620173/.

“Umimachi Diary (Manga).” Umimachi Diary (Manga) [Release dates] – Anime News Network, www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=9049&page=28.

“United Kingdom and Ireland and Malta Box Office Index 2016.” Box Office Mojo, www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/uk/?yr=2016&p=.htm.

“United States Weekend Index 2016.” Box Office Mojo, www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/?yr=2016&p=.htm.


Episode 5 – Suicide Club

“A Short History of ‘Hentai‘.” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Feb. 2008, intersections.anu.edu.au/issue12/mclelland.html.

Adelstein, Jake. “In Japan, Tattoos Are Not Just For Yakuza Anymore : Japan Subculture Research Center.” Japan Subculture Research Center RSS, 2 Jan. 2013, www.japansubculture.com/in-japan-tattoos-are-not-just-for-yakuza-anymore/.

Austin. “5 Things To Know About Suicide In Japan.” Tofugu, Tofugu, 6 June 2014, www.tofugu.com/japan/suicide-in-japan/.

“Awards.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0312843/awards?ref_=tt_awd.

Baudelot, Christian, and Roger Establet. Suicide: The Hidden Side of Modernity. Polity Press, 2008.

Blankestijn, Ad. “The “Ero-Guro” mysteries of Edogawa Ranpo.” Japan Navigator, 21 Feb. 2014, archive.is/3JFfJ.

Blaster, Master. “Criminals of Japan’s Edo Period Were Often Punished by Getting Face Tattoos.” SoraNews24, 14 Mar. 2013, en.rocketnews24.com/2013/03/14/criminals-of-japans-edo-period-were-often-punished-by-getting-face-tattoos/.

C, Blake. “Ero-Guro: A Brief Cultural Overview by Blake C.” Slasher Theater, 6 Mar. 2011, slashertheater.blogspot.com/2011/03/ero-guro-brief-overview-by-blake-c.html.

Chang S-S, Gunnell D, Sterne JAC, Lu T-H, Cheng ATA, (2009) Was the economic crisis 1997-1998 responsible for rising suicide rates in East/Southeast Asia? A time-trend analysis for Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. Soc Sci Med 68.

Cheung, Ysabelle. “[NSFW] Guro: The Erotic Horror Art of Japanese Rebellion.” Creators, 22 Aug. 2015, creators.vice.com/en_au/article/nz449b/nsfw-guro-the-erotic-horror-art-of-japanese-rebellion.

Elphick, Jeremy. “Cinema as Music – An Interview with Sion Sono.” 4:3, 16 June 2015, fourthreefilm.com/2015/03/an-interview-with-sion-sono/.

Harding, Andrew. “Japan’s internet ‘suicide clubs’.” BBC News, BBC, 7 Dec. 2004, news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/4071805.stm.

Hoenigman, David F. “Channeling Chaos – An Interview with Sion Sono -.” 3:AM Magazine, 28 July 2009, www.3ammagazine.com/3am/channeling-chaos-an-interview-with-sion-sono/.

Huus, Kari. “Japan’s chilling Internet suicide pacts.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 10 June 2003, www.nbcnews.com/id/3340456/t/japans-chilling-internet-suicide-pacts/.

“Japan GDP 1960 – Present.” GDP (Current US$) | Data, data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?locations=JP&view=chart.

“Japan Unemployment Rate.” Japanmacroadvisors.com, www.japanmacroadvisors.com/page/category/economic-indicators/labor-markets/unemployment-rate/.

“Japan’s suicide rate exceeds world average: WHO report.” The Japan Times, 4 Sept. 2014, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/04/national/japans-suicide-rate-exceeds-world-average-who-report/.

“Japanese Real GDP Growth, 1925–2001.” Social Democracy for the 21st Century: A Realist Alternative to the Modern Left, 1 Jan. 1970, socialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.com/2013/01/japanese-real-gdp-growth-19252001.html.

Lee, Lindsay, et al. “Suicide.” Our World in Data, July 2016, ourworldindata.org/suicide/.

Lu, Stephanie. “The mystery behind Japan’s high suicide rates among kids.” The Wilson Quarterly, 22 Oct. 2015, wilsonquarterly.com/stories/the-mystery-behind-japans-high-suicide-rates-among-kids/.

Lu, Stephanie. “Why Do So Many Japanese Schoolchildren Kill Themselves?” Newsweek, 8 Nov. 2015, www.newsweek.com/why-do-so-many-japanese-schoolchildren-kill-themselves-391648.

Mitchell, Jon. “Loved abroad, hated at home: the art of Japanese tattooing.” The Japan Times, 3 Mar. 2014, www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2014/03/03/issues/loved-abroad-hated-at-home-the-art-of-japanese-tattooing/.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Release Info.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0312843/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt.

“Ryo Ishibashi.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0410903/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

SAKOWAKO.YUM. “17 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Tattoos In Japan.” Tsunagu Japan, 28 Apr. 2015, http://www.tsunagujapan.com/17-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about-tattoos-in-japan/.

“Sayako Hagiwara.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1518534/.

▲▼SONOSION.COM▼▲, web.archive.org/web/20170516031146/http://www.sonosion.com/.

“Sion Sono exhibition showcases Tokyo Gagaga 1990’s street performance art.” Throw Out Your Books, 2 Oct. 2015, throwoutyourbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/sion-sono-tokyo-gagaga-gallery-garter/.

“SION SONO: PERVERT POWER.” L.A. RECORD, 4 Aug. 2011, larecord.com/interviews/2011/08/04/sion-sono-pervert-power.

“Suicide Club (2002) – Sion Sono | Releases.” AllMovie, www.allmovie.com/movie/suicide-club-v262145/releases.

“Suicide rates, crude Data by country.” GHO | By category | Suicide rates, crude – Data by country, World Health Organization, 17 May 2017, apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.MHSUICIDE?lang=en.

Thompson, Dave. The Rocky Horror picture show FAQ: everything left to know about the campy cult classic. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.

TimeWarp – Japanse Cast CD, www.timewarp.org.uk/cellar/2012JapaneseCD.htm.

Totaro, Donato, and Peter Rist. “An Interview with Sion Sono.” Offscreen, Sept. 2006, offscreen.com/view/sion_sono.

“Ukiyo-e.” The Art of Asia – Explore the Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, archive.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/explore/explore-collection-ukiyo-e.cfm.

W., Zarathustra. “Japan’s Role In Asian Financial Crisis 1997.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 17 Mar. 2011, www.businessinsider.com/japan8217s-role-in-asian-financial-crisis-1997-2011-3.

Whitman, Elizabeth. “Japan School Children Suicides: After Vacation, Many Young Students Kill Themselves, Study Finds.” International Business Times, 19 Aug. 2015, www.ibtimes.com/japan-school-children-suicides-after-vacation-many-young-students-kill-themselves-2059931.

Wilentz, David. “10% True, 90% Lies: SION SONO with David Wilentz.” The Brooklyn Rail, 4 Sept. 2009, brooklynrail.org/2009/09/film/10-true-90-lies.

Wingfield-Hayes, Rupert. “Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?” BBC News, BBC, 3 July 2015, www.bbc.com/news/world-33362387.

Wright, Rebecca. “Japan’s worst day for teen suicides.” CNN, Cable News Network, 1 Sept. 2015, www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/asia/japan-teen-suicides/.

“Yoshihiro Nishimura.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1883583/.

自殺サークル. Japanese Movie Database, www.jmdb.ne.jp/2002/dz000680.htm.

『自殺サークル 完全版』 園子温コメント. www.geocities.jp/anchorsline/film/jisatsu/book.html.


Episode 6 – I Finally Review An Anime


Fischer, Russ. “David Lynch Talks About Not Directing Return of the Jedi – /Film.” Slashfilm, 10 Dec. 2009, www.slashfilm.com/david-lynch-talks-about-not-directing-return-of-the-jedi/.


Episode 7 – Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Berman, Eliza. “Ghost in the Shell 2017 Controversy: A Comprehensive Guide.” Time, Time, 29 Mar. 2017, time.com/4714367/ghost-in-the-shell-controversy-scarlett-johansson/.

“Ehren Kruger.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0472567/.

Fleming Jr, Mike. “Adam Sandler Continues As Netflix’s Cornerstone Comedy Star: 4 More Movies.” Deadline, 24 Mar. 2017, deadline.com/2017/03/adam-sandler-netflix-new-four-movie-deal-ted-sarandos-1202050987/.

Gallagher, Brian. “Netflix Pays $105M to Reunite Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci & Pacino.” MovieWeb, MovieWeb, 28 Feb. 2017, movieweb.com/irishman-movie-netflix-reunites-scorsese-de-niro-pesci-pacino/.

“Ghost in the Shell: Arise (OAV).” Anime News Network, www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=15096.

Holub, Christian. “’Iron Fist’ Comic Creator Downplays Whitewashing Controversy.” EW.com, 21 Mar. 2017, ew.com/books/2017/03/21/iron-fist-comic-creator-downplays-whitewashing-controversy/.

“Jamie Moss.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm2203768/.

“Latest Projects.” Weta Workshop Movie and TV projects » Weta Workshop, wetaworkshop.com/projects/.

Lawler, Kelly. “Whitewashing controversy still haunts ‘Doctor Strange’.” USA Today, 7 Nov. 2016, www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/11/07/doctor-strange-whitewashing-ancient-one-tilda-swinton-fan-critical-reaction/93416130/.

McMillan, Graeme. “’Ghost In The Shell’ Trailer Leans Into Its Whitewashing Controversy.” The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2016, www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ghost-shell-trailer-leans-whitewashing-controversy-947230.

Opam, Kwame. “Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s live-Action Death Note movie.” The Verge, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2017, www.theverge.com/2017/3/22/15021872/death-note-netflix-teaser-trailer-release-date.

Peters, Megan. “Ghost In The Shell Trailer Draws Positive Reaction From Japanese Fans.” Comicbook.com, 20 Nov. 2016, comicbook.com/2016/11/20/ghost-in-the-shell-trailer-draws-positive-reaction-from-japanese/.

“Rupert Sanders.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm2782185/.

Sampson, Mike. “’Ghost in the Shell’ Ran Tests to Make White Actors Look Asian.” ScreenCrush, 15 Apr. 2016, screencrush.com/ghost-in-the-shell-whitewashing-scarlett-johnasson-vfx/.

Yoshida, Emily. “Ghost in the Shell 101: A Beginner’s Guide to the Manga and Anime Series.” Vulture, 28 Mar. 2017, www.vulture.com/2017/03/a-beginners-guide-to-the-ghost-in-the-shell-series.html.

Yoshida, Emily. “Ghost in the Shell and anime’s troubled history with representation.” The Verge, 9 May 2016, www.theverge.com/2016/5/9/11612530/ghost-in-the-shell-anime-asian-representation-hollywood.


Episode 8 – Tokyo Decadence

“Ai no shinsekai (1994).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0109059/.

“Akutagawa Prize.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 28 Sept. 2006, www.britannica.com/topic/Akutagawa-Prize.

“Alternate Versions.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0105622/alternateversions.

Băgăcean, Mădălina. “Ryū Murakami And The Influence Of Western Culture.” Culture Trip, 18 Mar. 2016, theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/ryu-murakami-and-the-influence-of-western-culture/.

“Biography.” Yayoi Kusama, yayoi-kusama.jp/e/biography/index.html.

Deimling, Kate. “Yayoi Kusama Writes of Hunger, Grudges, and Necking With Joseph Cornell in Her Odd Autobiography.” Artinfo, 16 Mar. 2012, www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/804726/yayoi-kusama-writes-of-hunger-grudges-and-necking-with-joseph.

Denton, Kirk A., et al. Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature. Columbia University Press, 2012.

Diesel, J. “Legal status of cannabis in Thailand.” Cannabis.info, 9 Feb. 2017, www.cannabis.info/en/legal-status-thailand.

“Exhibitions 1950s.” Yayoi Kusama, yayoi-kusama.jp/e/exhibitions/50.html.

George, Joseph. “The Future of Japan Is ‘Very Dark,’ Says Ryu Murakami.” Vice, 3 May 2013, www.vice.com/en_us/article/vdyw9d/ryu-murukami-about-north-korea-and-the-future-of-japan.

Gregory, Sinda, and Larry McCaffery. “Sophisticated Masochism: an Interview with Masahiko Shimada.” The Free Library, 22 June 2002, www.thefreelibrary.com/Sophisticated Masochism%3A an Interview with Masahiko Shimada.-a089928972.

Gregory, Sinda, et al. “Sophisticated Masochism: An Interview with Masahiko Shimada.” Center For Book Culture, web.archive.org/web/20051201054643/http://www.centerforbookculture.org:80/review/02_2_inter/interview_shimada.html.

Hays, Jeffrey. “MARIJUANA, LEGAL HIGHS AND ILLEGAL DRUGS IN JAPAN.” Facts and Details, 2013, factsanddetails.com/japan/cat19/sub125/item664.html.

“Hiroshi Mikami.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0586345/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t8.

Ito, Masami. “Dealing with addiction: Japan’s drug problem.” The Japan Times, 23 Aug. 2014, www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/08/23/lifestyle/dealing-addiction-japans-drug-problem/.

“It’s All Right, My Friend (1983) Full Cast & Crew.” IMDb, IMDb.com, akas.imdb.com/title/tt0085392/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast.

“Kagirinaku toumei ni chikai blue (1979).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0080357/.

“Kan Mikami.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0586347/.

“Kan Mikami | Album Discography.” AllMusic, www.allmusic.com/artist/kan-mikami-mn0000499866/discography.

McCarthy, Ralph J. “Ryu and Me.” Kyoto Journal, www.kyotojournal.org/the-journal/conversations/ryu-and-me-2/.

Mitgang, Herbert. “Letter From Tokyo: Brando, the Stones and Banana Yoshimoto.” The New York Times, 8 July 1990, www.nytimes.com/1990/07/08/books/letter-from-tokyo-brando-the-stones-and-banana-yoshimoto.html?pagewanted=all.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“New Tokyo Decadence (2007).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt1163761/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt.

“Osamu Sato.” Pink Eiga TV, www.pinkeiga.tv/r/osamu-sato.

Pilling, David. “Ryu Murakami.” Financial Times, 27 Sept. 2013, www.ft.com/content/05a447e8-263e-11e3-8ef6-00144feab7de.

Rankin, Andrew. “21st-Century Yakuza: Recent Trends in Organized Crime in Japan ~Part 1 21世紀のやくざ ―― 日本における組織犯罪の最近動向.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 11 Feb. 2011, apjjf.org/2012/10/7/Andrew-Rankin/3688/article.html.

“Release Info.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0105622/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt.

Rucka, Nicholas. “Maboroshii Productions.” New DVD Liner Notes! Tokyo Decadence, 20 July 2008, mab-pro.blogspot.com/2008/07/new-dvd-liner-notes-tokyo-decadence.html?m=1.

“Ryu Murakami.” Books from Japan, www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/431-ryu-murakami.

“Ryû Murakami.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0613487/?ref_=tt_ov_dr.

Spitzer, Kirk, and Nathan Bomey. “Toyota executive Julie Hamp freed in drug case.” Detroit Free Press, Detroit Free Press, 8 July 2015, www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/08/julie-hamp-toyota-freed-drug-charges/29855701/.

“Statistics of Japan’s Rising Drug Use.” The Cabin Chiang Mai, 29 Aug. 2017, www.thecabinchiangmai.com/statistics-of-japan-s-rising-drug-use/.

“Tenmei Kano.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1011411/?ref_=tt_cl_t3.

“Tokyo Decadence: 15 Stories by Ryu Murakami.” Kurodahan Press, www.kurodahan.com/mt/e/catalog/jp0049cate.html#MR.

“Topaz Paperback Bunko [Japanese Edition].” Amazon, www.amazon.com/Topaz-Japanese-Ryu-Murakami/dp/4041586038.

Turner, Grady T. “Yayoi Kusama by Grady T. Turner.” BOMB Magazine, 1 Jan. 1999, bombmagazine.org/articles/yayoi-kusama/.

“US and PAL DVD Comparison.” DVD Beaver, www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews55/tokyo_decadence.htm.

“2007年ベストテン受賞結果.” 2007年ピンク映画ベストテン受賞結果(第20回ピンク大賞), www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~p-g/award/2007.htm.


Episode 9 – Bakumatsu Taiyoden

“Carmen Comes Home Trivia.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0043699/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv.

“Frankie Sakai.” Prominent People of Minato City, 16 Feb. 2006, www.lib.city.minato.tokyo.jp/yukari/e/man-detail.cgi?id=82.

“Furankî Sakai.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0756998/.

“GEISHA 101.” Missouri Botanical Garden, www.mobot.org/events/japanesefestival/Geisha%20fact%20sheet.pdf.

Guttman, Jon. “How Did the Japanese Draft Citizens in World War II?” HistoryNet, 14 Jan. 2016, www.historynet.com/how-did-the-japanese-draft-citizens-in-world-war-ii.htm.

Holmberg, Ryan. “KNOW YOUR ENEMY.” Art in America, 1 Jan. 2011, www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/linda-hoaglund/.

“Izanagi and Izanami.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 13 Apr. 2015, www.britannica.com/topic/Izanagi.

“The Japan Chronicles.” Crows in Japan: Menace or Guide of the Gods?, 26 Feb. 2012, thejapanchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/02/crows-in-japan-menace-or-guide-of-gods.html.

“Japanese Prostitution.” The Honest Courtesan, 21 Oct. 2010, maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/japanese-prostitution/.

Kalat, David. “Japanese Beat Cinema Part 3: Bakumatsu Taiyo-Den.” Streamline, 20 Feb. 2016, streamline.filmstruck.com/2016/02/20/japanese-beat-cinema-part-3-bakumatsu-taiyo-den/.

Marsh, James. “Learning from the Masters of Cinema: Kawashima Yuzo’s BAKUMATSU TAIYO-DEN (THE SUN IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE SHOGUNATE).” ScreenAnarchy, 6 May 2013, screenanarchy.com/2013/05/learning-from-the-masters-of-cinema-kawashima-yuzos-bakumatsu-taiyo-den.html.

“Meiji Restoration.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., www.britannica.com/event/Meiji-Restoration.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Ohaguro: Why Did the Japanese Dye Their Teeth Black? – Japan Info.” Japan Info, 5 Jan. 2016, jpninfo.com/38502.

Perry, Jonathan. “The History of the Japanese Ryō Coin.” CoinWeek, 21 Jan. 2015, coinweek.com/world-coins/history-japanese-ryo-coin/.

Raine, Michael. “Crazed Fruit: Imagining a New Japan- The Taiyozoku Films.” The Criterion Collection, 27 June 2005, www.criterion.com/current/posts/373-crazed-fruit-imagining-a-new-japan-the-taiyozoku-films.

“”Rakugo” (The Art of Storytelling).” Nippon.com, www.nippon.com/en/features/jg00045/.

RARE CLASSICS OF JAPANESE CINEMA . Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University , ceas.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/events/past/20041001falljapanfilm_rareclassics.pdf.

“Release Info.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0050162/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt#akas.

“Shogunate.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., www.britannica.com/topic/shogunate.

“Yôko Minamida.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0590940/.


Episode 10 – Youth of the Beast

Baylon, Rex. “Yakuza Cinema: A Guide For The Uninitiated.” Film Expression, 22 Jan. 2010, filmexpression.blogspot.com/2010/01/yakuza-cinema-guide-for-uninitiated.html.

Becker, Carl B. “Buddhist Views of Suicide and Euthanasia.” Philosophy East and West, University of Hawaii Press, Oct. 1990, ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-PHIL/becker.htm.

“Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725).” Asian Topics on Asia for Educators, Columbia University, afe.easia.columbia.edu/at/chikamatsu/chikamatsu01.html.

Daniel, Thomas M. “The history of tuberculosis.” Respiratory Medicine, ScienceDirect, Nov. 2006, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095461110600401X.

“Giri-Ninjo.” Kabuki Shojo, kabukishojo.com/article/giri-ninjo.

“Jô Shishido.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0794425/.

“Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 Aug. 2016, www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/ltbi/intro.htm.

Mes, Tom. “Seijun Suzuki.” Midnight Eye, 11 Oct. 2001, www.midnighteye.com/interviews/seijun-suzuki/.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Seijun Suzuki.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0840671/.

Sharp, Jasper, and Stefan Nutz. “Jo Shishido & Toshio Masuda.” Midnight Eye, 25 Aug. 2005, www.midnighteye.com/interviews/jo-shishido-toshio-masuda/.


Episode 11 – Sweet Home

Abrams, Jon. “KIYOSHI KUROSAWA’S SWEET HOME (1989).” Daily Grindhouse, 2 Feb. 2014, dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/sweet-home-1989/.

D., Spence. “Interview with Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa.” IGN, IGN, 23 Aug. 2001, www.ign.com/articles/2001/08/23/interview-with-director-kiyoshi-kurosawa.

GlitterBerris. “The Man Who Made Ghosts’n Goblins.” GlitterBerri’s Game Translations , 20 July 2012, www.glitterberri.com/developer-interviews/tokuro-fujiwara/.

Kasman, Daniel. “Something Remains: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Discusses “Journey to the Shore” on Notebook.” MUBI, 26 May 2015, mubi.com/notebook/posts/something-remains-kiyoshi-kurosawa-discusses-journey-to-the-shore.

Keslassy, Elsa. “Kiyoshi Kurosawa Makes French Film Debut With Tahar Rahim (EXCLUSIVE).” Variety, 10 Dec. 2014, variety.com/2014/film/global/kiyoshi-kurosawa-makes-french-film-debut-with-tahar-rahim-exclusive-1201376170/.

Kopian, Steve. “Sweet Home (1989).” Unseen Films, 20 Feb. 2010, www.unseenfilms.net/2010/02/sweet-home-1989_20.html.

“Master of More: An Interview with Kiyoshi Kurosawa.” UCLA Asia Pacific Center, 3 Apr. 2009, www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article/106374.

Matthews, Paul. “Kiyoshi Kurosawa.” Reverse Shot, Museum of the Moving Image, 20 Oct. 2005, reverseshot.org/interviews/entry/1503/kiyoshi-kurosawa.

Mes, Tom. “Kiyoshi Kurosawa.” Midnight Eye, 20 Mar. 2001, www.midnighteye.com/interviews/kiyoshi-kurosawa/.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Mes, Tom. “Sweet Home Review.” Midnight Eye, 31 Oct. 2001, www.midnighteye.com/reviews/sweet-home/.

O’Rourke, Jim. “Kiyoshi Kurosawa by Jim O’Rourke.” BOMB Magazine, 1 Apr. 2005, bombmagazine.org/articles/kiyoshi-kurosawa/.

“Some thoughts and images from The Making of Sweet Home (1989).” Basement of Ghoulish Decadence, 12 Jan. 2014, www.ghoulishbasement.com/2014/01/some-thoughts-and-images-from-making-of.html.

“Sweet Home (1989).” HORRORPEDIA, 9 Aug. 2014, horrorpedia.com/2014/08/09/sweet-home-film/.

“Sweet Home (1989).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0141861/.

Tanaka, Shimon. “The Rumpus Interview with Kiyoshi Kurosawa.” The Rumpus, 27 Mar. 2009, therumpus.net/2009/03/the-rumpus-interview-with-kiyoshi-kurosawa/.


Episode 12 – Blue Christmas

Bergan, Ronald. “Obituary: Kihachi Okamoto.” The Guardian, 18 Mar. 2005, www.theguardian.com/news/2005/mar/18/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries.

“Kihachi Okamoto.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0645477/.

“Mark Felt Obituary.” San Francisco Chronicle, www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=121576532.

Mes, Tom. “A Tribute to Kihachi Okamoto.” Midnight Eye, 12 Apr. 2005, www.midnighteye.com/features/a-tribute-to-kihachi-okamoto/.


Episode 13 – Shinjuku Boys

Abe, Hideko. “Onabe.” The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality – Abe – Wiley Online Library, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 20 Apr. 2015, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs316/abstract.

“About.” Dreamcatcher, www.dreamcatcherfilm.com/about/.

Abraham, Amelia. “Kim Longinotto Is the Blessed Mother of Documentary Filmmaking.” Vice, 2 Mar. 2015, www.vice.com/en_us/article/nnqajk/kim-longinotto-documentary-filmmaker.

Aya Kamikawa Profile, ah-yeah.com/profile_e.html.

Brown, Emma. “Kim Longinotto and the Breakthrough of Brenda Myers-Powell.” Interview Magazine, 26 Mar. 2015, www.interviewmagazine.com/film/kim-longinotto-dreamcatcher.

Brown, Maggie. “’A lot of documentary makers look down on TV’.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 1 Nov. 2015, www.theguardian.com/media/2015/nov/01/kim-longinotto-television-documentary-rape.

Cochrane, Kira. “Kim Longinotto: ‘Film-Making saved my life’.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 12 Feb. 2010, www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/feb/12/longinotto-film-making-saved-life.

Falk, Quentin. “Kim Longinotto: Interview.” BAFTA Guru, Oct. 2007, guru.bafta.org/kim-longinotto-interview.

“First GID doctors certified in Japan.” The Japan Times, 20 Mar. 2016, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/03/20/national/social-issues/first-gid-doctors-certified-in-japan/#.Wiawq9WnFD8.

“Gay Shinjuku.” JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide, www.japanvisitor.com/gay-japan/nichome.

“GID certification system proposed for doctors.” The Japan Times, 22 Mar. 2015, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/22/national/social-issues/gid-certification-system-proposed-for-doctors/#.WiawptWnFD8.

Hynes, Eric. “Kim Longinotto On Fostering Intimacy With Her Subjects and Giving a Voice to Women’s Stories in Dreamcatcher.” Sundance Institute, 26 Jan. 2015.

“Jano Williams.” WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/makers/fm55.shtml.

Jones, Joe. “What the Diet’s been up to lately: revising the law of transgendered people.” Mutantfrog Travelogue, 11 Aug. 2008, www.mutantfrog.com/2008/08/11/what-the-diets-been-up-to-lately-revising-the-law-of-transgendered-people/.

Kameda, Masaaki. “Over 600 school students have GID, pioneering survey finds.” The Japan Times, 13 June 2014, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/06/13/national/social-issues/600-school-students-gid-pioneering-survey-finds/#.WiawoNWnFD8.

“Kim Longinotto.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0519354/.

“Kim Longinotto.” WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/makers/fm44.shtml.

Nahra, Carol. “Documenting Women’s Rites: An Interview with Filmmaker Kim Longinotto.” International Documentary Association, www.documentary.org/feature/documenting-womens-rites-interview-filmmaker-kim-longinotto.

Nugroho, Purwoko Adhi. “Living with a New Identity – The Question of Gender: Aya Kamikawa, Dialogue with Gender Minorities.” Wochi Kochi Magazine, 2013, www.wochikochi.jp/english/report/2013/07/LGBT-Indonesia.php.

Rickert, Alex. “A Night Out in Ni-Chome, Tokyo’s Gay District.” GaijinPot, blog.gaijinpot.com/night-ni-chome-tokyos-gay-district/.

“Shinjuku Boys.” WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c222.shtml.

Teasley, Sarah. “Interview with Kim Longinotto.” DocBox: #16, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, 1 Dec. 2000, www.yidff.jp/docbox/16/box16-2-1-e.html.

Weatherbe, Steve. “Japan may have world’s first female-to-Male elected official.” LifeSiteNews, 22 Mar. 2017, www.lifesitenews.com/news/japan-may-have-worlds-first-female-to-male-elected-official.


Episode 14 – Eureka

Aquino, Rowena. “Outside Inspirations: an interview with Shinji Aoyama.” Asia Pacific Arts, 1 Apr. 2010, www.asiapacificarts.usc.edu/(X(1)A(_8LF_Wak0wEkAAAAM2IxYTA4YmEtZTBiOC00MmMyLThmYTQtODNjOWNjZGY2OTQzrq_Pas-GIrpmw33tVdnA0JjOkPM1))/w_apa/showarticle.aspx?articleID=14897

“Aum Sect/Shoko Asahara.” Cult Education Institute, www.culteducation.com/group/826-aum-sect-shoko-asahara.html.

“Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive turns himself in after 16 years.” The Guardian, 1 Jan. 2012, www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jan/01/aum-shinri-kyo-fugitive.

bctrainor. “After Aum: Coming to Terms With the Aum Shinrikyo Tragedy Through Narrative.” Post Bubble Culture, 22 Mar. 2015, postbubbleculture.blogs.wm.edu/2015/03/22/after-aum-coming-to-terms-with-the-aum-shinrikyo-tragedy-through-narrative/.

Dharmananda, Ph.D., Subhuti. JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE: Blind Acupuncturists, Insertion Tubes, Abdominal Diagnosis, and the Benten Goddess. Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon, www.itmonline.org/arts/japacu.htm.

Maheshwari, Laya. “Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Shinji Aoyama on Japanese Film and Why ‘Oblivion’ Should Be in the Art House.” IndieWire, 16 Aug. 2013, www.indiewire.com/2013/08/kiyoshi-kurosawa-and-shinji-aoyama-on-japanese-film-and-why-oblivion-should-be-in-the-art-house-127567/.

Rucka, Nicholas. “Shinji Aoyama.” Midnight Eye, 24 Oct. 2005, www.midnighteye.com/interviews/shinji-aoyama/.

Schilling, Mark. “Aoyama looks to the 1980s without nostalgia.” The Japan Times, 12 Sept. 2013, www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2013/09/12/films/aoyama-looks-to-the-1980s-without-nostalgia/.

“Timothy McVeigh.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, www.biography.com/people/timothy-mcveigh-507562.


Episode 15 – A Page of Madness

Berman, Tosh. “The Benshi Tradition: Cinema = Performance.” THE BENSHI TRADITION: CINEMA=PERFORMANCE, 1995, www.altx.com/interzones/kino2/benshi.html.

Crow, Jonathan. “A Page of Madness: The Lost, Avant Garde Masterpiece from the Early Days of Japanese Cinema (1926).” Open Culture, 7 July 2014, www.openculture.com/2014/07/a-page-of-madness.html.

Fujiwara, Chris. “Page of Madness aka Kurutta Ippeiji.” Turner Classic Movies, www.tcm.com/this-month/article/453452%7C453529/Page-of-Madness-aka-Kurutta-Ippeiji.html.

Hamazaki, Shinichiro. “Deciphering a Sequence of A Page of Madness.” Shinichiro’s Blog, 5 Dec. 2012, shinichiro-hamazaki.blogspot.com/2012/12/deciphering-sequence-of-page-of-madness.html.

Richie, Donald. “Deciphering ‘A Page of Madness’.” The Japan Times, 5 Apr. 2009, www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2009/04/05/books/deciphering-a-page-of-madness/.

Robinson, Kelly. “A Page of Madness: 1926 Japanese Silent Film Depicts Asylum Terrors.” Film Dirt, 2 Oct. 2015, filmdirtblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-page-of-madness-1926-japanese-silent.html.

Sharp, Jasper. “A Page of Madness.” Midnight Eye, 7 Mar. 2002, www.midnighteye.com/features/a-page-of-madness/.

Sharp, Jasper, and Michael Arnold. “Forgotten Fragments: An Introduction to Japanese Silent Cinema.” Midnight Eye, 16 July 2002, www.midnighteye.com/features/forgotten-fragments-an-introduction-to-japanese-silent-cinema/.

Tyler, William Jefferson. Modanizumu: modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938. University of Hawaii Press, 2008.


Episode 16 – Love Letter (1953)

“Biography for Kinuyo Tanaka.” Turner Classic Movies, www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1470593%7C0/Kinuyo-Tanaka/biography.html.

Camp, Brian. “Japanese Star in the U.S.: “The Travels of Kinuyo Tanaka”.” Brian Camp’s Film and Anime Blog, 17 Sept. 2013, briandanacamp.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/japanese-star-in-the-u-s-the-travels-of-kinuyo-tanaka/.

“Love Letter (1953).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0407929/.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Nelmes, Jill, and Jule Selbo. Women Screenwriters: An International Guide. Springer, 2015, books.google.com/books?id=-2ekCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT106\.

“Occupation and Reconstruction of Japan, 1945–52.” Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/japan-reconstruction.

“SAKANE, Tazuko.” Japanese Women Behind the Scenes, sites.google.com/site/japanesewomenbehindthescenes/directors/sakane-tazuko.


Episode 17 – Stray Cat Rock series

“Director Yasuharu Hasebe dies at 77.” Tokyograph, 22 June 2009, www.tokyograph.com/news/director-yasuharu-hasebe-dies-at-77/.

Germer, Andrea. “Feminist History in Japan: National and International Perspectives.” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Aug. 2003, intersections.anu.edu.au/issue9/germer.html.

“INTRODUCTION – The Grindhouse Cinema Database.” The GCDb, www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/INTRODUCTION.

Ito, Masami. “Women of Japan unite: Examining the contemporary state of feminism.” The Japan Times, 3 Oct. 2015, www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/10/03/lifestyle/women-japan-unite-examining-contemporary-state-feminism/.

“Meiko Kaji.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0435299/.

Nathan, John. Mishima: A Biography. Tuttle, 1981.

Sharp, Jasper. Behind The Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. FAB, 2008.

“Toshiya Fujita.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0297846/.

“Yasuharu Hasebe.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0367915/.

“長谷部安春.” JMDB, www.jmdb.ne.jp/person/p0284310.htm.


Episode 18 – Suzaku

Bourne, Christopher. “A Naomi Kawase interview: “The Mourning Forest”.” Meniscus Magazine, 19 Aug. 2008, www.meniscuszine.com/articles/20080819517/an-interview-with-naomi-kawase-director-of-the-mourning-forest/.

Bradshaw, Peter. “An review – Naomi Kawase’s dessert-Filled film is too insipid to swallow.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 14 May 2015, www.theguardian.com/film/2015/may/14/an-review-naomi-kawase-cannes-film-festival-2015.

Cook, Adam. “Why Does the Cannes Film Festival Keep Programming Naomi Kawase’s Movies?” IndieWire, 17 May 2015, www.indiewire.com/2015/05/why-does-the-cannes-film-festival-keep-programming-naomi-kawases-movies-61786/.

Kelsey, Colleen. “Naomi Kawase Flourishes with Miu Miu.” Interview Magazine, 17 Feb. 2016, www.interviewmagazine.com/fashion/naomi-kawase-miu-miu.

Lodge, Guy. “Review: Naomi Kawase’s ‘Still the Water’ is a stagnant pond of ideas.” UPROXX, 19 May 2014, uproxx.com/hitfix/review-naomi-kawases-still-the-water-is-a-stagnant-pond-of-ideas/.

Lyttelton, Oliver. “Cannes Review: Naomi Kawase’s Un Certain Regard Contender ‘An’.” IndieWire, 14 May 2015, http://www.indiewire.com/2015/05/cannes-review-naomi-kawases-un-certain-regard-contender-an-264045/.

“Naomi KAWASE.” KUMIE Inc., www.kawasenaomi.com/kawase/en.html.

Pavan, Benoit. “CONVERSATION – Naomi Kawase: ‘It is as a human being that I approach my fictions’.” Festival de Cannes 2017, 4 May 2017, www.festival-cannes.com/en/69-editions/retrospective/2013/actualites/articles/conversation-naomi-kawase-it-is-as-a-human-being-that-i-approach-my-fictions.

Pavan, Benoit. “Interview with Naomi Kawase, President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.” Festival de Cannes 2017, 4 May 2015, www.festival-cannes.com/en/69-editions/retrospective/2016/actualites/articles/interview-with-naomi-kawase-president-of-the-cinefondation-and-short-films-jury.

Schilling, Mark. “Director Kawase disregards criticism of her sentimental leprosy drama ‘An’.” The Japan Times, 3 June 2015, www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/06/03/films/director-kawase-disregards-criticism-sentimental-leprosy-drama/.

Schilling, Mark. “Doing it her own way — Kawase’s determined path to success.” The Japan Times, 31 May 2007, www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2007/05/31/films/doing-it-her-own-way-kawases-determined-path-to-success/.

“Suzaku (1997).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0119687/.

“The Tale of the Heike.” New World Encyclopedia, 13 Feb. 2014, www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/The_Tale_of_the_Heike.

Tolley, Gail. “Cannes 2011: Naomi Kawase.” Dazed, 31 May 2011, www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/10498/1/cannes-2011-naomi-kawase.


Episode 19 – Noriko’s Dinner Table

Hoenigman, David F. “Channeling Chaos – An Interview with Sion Sono -.” 3:AM Magazine, 28 July 2009, www.3ammagazine.com/3am/channeling-chaos-an-interview-with-sion-sono/.

Mes, Tom. “Noriko’s Dinner Table.” Midnight Eye, 21 Aug. 2007, www.midnighteye.com/reviews/norikos-dinner-table/.

Totaro, Donato, and Peter Rist. “An Interview with Sion Sono.” Offscreen, Sept. 2006, offscreen.com/view/sion_sono.


Episode 20 – Uzumaki

Bonesteel, Michael. “Biography.” Henry Darger, officialhenrydarger.com/about/.

Byford, Sam. “Horror manga legend Junji Ito was working on Kojima and del Toro’s canceled Silent Hills.” The Verge, 27 Sept. 2015, www.theverge.com/2015/9/27/9406669/junji-ito-silent-hills-kojima-del-toro.

“Denden.” IMDb, IMDb.com, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0218942/.

“Eriko Hatsune.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0368971/.

foxofinari. “Tomoe: What does it mean?” A Fox of Inari, 12 July 2017, foxofinari.com/2017/07/12/tomoe-what-does-it-mean/.

“Games.” Junji ito info, junjiito.trilete.net/?jid=games.

“Higuchinsky.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0383692/.

“Junji ito info.” Junji ito info, junjiito.trilete.net/.

“Kengo Kaji.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0435296/.

“Outsider Art.” ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ART EDUCATION, www.visual-arts-cork.com/definitions/outsider-art.htm.

Parish, Jeremy. “Exploring Game Boy’s True Successor, Bandai WonderSwan.” USgamer.net, 8 May 2014, www.usgamer.net/articles/a-look-at-game-boys-true-successor-gunpei-yokois-wonderswan.

“Tomoe (Mitsu tomoe, Futatsu tomoe, Tomoe-Mon, Fire-Wheel).” Symbol Dictionary, 7 Jan. 2010, symboldictionary.net/?p=1660.

“Triskelions: Ancient and Modern.” Dancing with Water, www.dancingwithwater.com/articles/triskelions-ancient-and-modern/.

Warren, Naomi. “Higuchinsky.” World Cinema Directory, worldcinemadirectory.co.uk/component/profile/?task=detail&id=484.

Wilson, Karina. “1980s Horror Films — Inside Out: Body Horror.” Horror Film History — Horror Films in the 1980s, www.horrorfilmhistory.com/index.php?pageID=1980s.


Episode 21 – Ao Oni series

“Ao oni (2014).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt3686278/

“Ao Oni: The Animation.” MyAnimeList.net, myanimelist.net/anime/33814/Ao_Oni__The_Animation.

“Ao Oni: The Animation (2017).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt6531060/.

“Ao oni ver. 2.0 (2015).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt4309612/.

“Ao Oni Games and Fan made versions.” Ao Oni Wiki, aooni.wikia.com/wiki/Ao_Oni_Games_and_Fan_made_versions.

Sayer, Matt. “The surprising explosion of RPG Maker on Steam.” Pcgamer, PC Gamer THE GLOBAL AUTHORITY ON PC GAMES, 12 Apr. 2017, www.pcgamer.com/the-surprising-explosion-of-rpg-maker-on-steam/.

アニメ「あおおに ~じ・あにめぇしょん~」公式サイト, aooni-anime.com/tv/.


Episode 22 – House

Dan. “Talking Hausu with Director Nobuhiko Obayashi [Interview].” Geekadelphia, 29 Nov. 2015, www.geekadelphia.com/2015/11/29/talking-hausu-with-director-nobuhiko-obayashi-interview/.

“House (1977).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0076162/.

O’Keefe, Christopher. “Yubari 2014 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HOUSE Director Obayashi Nobuhiko Talks SEVEN WEEKS And The Art Of Cinema.” ScreenAnarchy, 17 Mar. 2014, screenanarchy.com/2014/03/yubari-2014-exclusive-interview-house-director-obayashi-nobuhiko-talks-seven-weeks-and-the-art-of-ci.html.

Pridham, Matthew. “The Cutest Nightmare You Ever Did See: A Review of Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “Hausu”.” Weird Fiction Review, 14 June 2013, weirdfictionreview.com/2013/06/the-cutest-nightmare-you-ever-did-see-a-review-of-nobuhiko-obayashis-hausu/.

Roquet, Paul. “Nobuhiko Obayashi, Vagabond of Time.” Midnight Eye, 10 Nov. 2009, www.midnighteye.com/features/nobuhiko-obayashi-vagabond-of-time/.

Sandison, Martin. “Exclusive: Interview with the visionary Nobuhiko Obayashi.” Cityonfire.com, 1 Aug. 2016, cityonfire.com/exclusive-interview-with-the-visionary-nobuhiko-obayashi/.

Stephens, Chuck. “House: The Housemaidens.” The Criterion Collection, 26 Oct. 2010, www.criterion.com/current/posts/1634-house-the-housemaidens.

Suzuki, Namiki. “NTERVIEW WITH NOBUHIKO OBAYASHI.” Eigagogo, Jan. 2010, eigagogo.free.fr/en/interview-nobuhiko-obayashi.php.


Episode 23 – Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

catiarizio1. “Japan’s state secrecy laws still a secret.” The Monsoon Project, 15 Nov. 2016, themonsoonproject.org/2016/11/15/japans-state-secrecy-laws-still-a-secret/.

McFarland, K.M. “The Best Part of End of the Tour Isn’t David Foster Wallace.” Wired, 7 Aug. 2015, www.wired.com/2015/08/end-of-tour-eisenberg/.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Meslow, Scott. “When does a tribute become a betrayal? Grappling with the David Foster Wallace movie The End of the Tour.” The Week, 3 Aug. 2015, theweek.com/articles/569021/when-does-tribute-become-betrayal-grappling-david-foster-wallace-movie-end-tour.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Yoshida, Reiji. “Diet enacts abdication law for Emperor Akihito.” The Japan Times, 9 June 2017, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/06/09/national/diet-enacts-one-time-law-allow-emperor-akihito-abdicate/.


Episode 24 – Massacre Gun

Adelstein, Jake. Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. Vintage Books, 2010.

“Film noir.” Encyclopædia Britannica, 26 Sept. 2017, www.britannica.com/art/film-noir.

“Giri-Ninjo.” Kabuki Shojo, kabukishojo.com/article/giri-ninjo.

“Jirô Okazaki.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0645568/.

“Ken Sanders.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0761614/.

O’Callaghan, Paul. “Where to begin with neo-Noir.” British Film Institute, 2 Feb. 2016, www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/fast-track-fandom-where-begin-neo-noir.

Richie, Donald. A Hundred Years of Japanese Film A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos. Kodansha USA, Inc, 2012.

“Tatsuya Fuji.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0297686/.


Episode 25 – Retaliation

Adelstein, Jake. Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. Vintage Books, 2010.

Flanagan, Damian. “Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan.” The Japan Times, 14 Jan. 2017, www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2017/01/14/books/mishima-maze-sexuality-modern-japan/.

Richie, Donald. A Hundred Years of Japanese Film A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos. Kodansha USA, Inc, 2012.

Saga, Junichi, and John Bester. Confessions of a Yakuza: A Life In Japan’s Underworld. Kodansha, 1995.

“Yukio Mishima – ‘The Lost Samurai’.” Japan Today, 12 Jan. 2014, japantoday.com/category/features/opinions/yukio-mishima-the-lost-samurai.

“兄貴.” Wiktionary, en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%85%84%E8%B2%B4.


Episode 26a,b,c – Outlaw series

“Giri-Ninjo.” Kabuki Shojo, kabukishojo.com/article/giri-ninjo.

Johnston, Eric. “From rackets to real estate, yakuza multifaceted.” The Japan Times, 14 Feb. 2007, www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2007/02/14/news/from-rackets-to-real-estate-yakuza-multifaceted/.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Richie, Donald. A Hundred Years of Japanese Film A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos. Kodansha USA, Inc, 2012.

Saga, Junichi, and John Bester. Confessions of a Yakuza: A Life In Japan’s Underworld. Kodansha, 1995.

Stein, PhD., Richard. “JAPANESE SWORD VISUAL GLOSSARY.” Richard Stein’s Japanese Sword Guide, japaneseswordindex.com/glossary.htm.

“Yakuza Group Structure : Japan Subculture Research Center.” Japan Subculture Research Center, www.japansubculture.com/resources/yakuza-group-structure/.

“兄貴.” Wiktionary, en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%85%84%E8%B2%B4.

“藤田五郎.” JMDB, www.jmdb.ne.jp/person/p0310140.htm.

“無頼 : ある暴力団幹部のドキュメント.” 国立国会図書館サーチ, iss.ndl.go.jp/books/R100000039-I000114649-00.


Episode 27 – Blind Woman’s Curse

Adelstein, Jake. Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. Vintage Books, 2010.

“Bakeneko.” Yokai.com, yokai.com/bakeneko/.

“Iso onna.” Yokai.com, yokai.com/isoonna/.

“Meiko Kaji.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0435299/.

“Nekomata.” Yokai.com, yokai.com/nekomata/.

“Nukekubi.” Yokai.com, yokai.com/Nukekubi/.

Saga, Junichi, and John Bester. Confessions of a Yakuza: A Life In Japan’s Underworld. Kodansha, 1995.

“Suiko.” Yokai.com, yokai.com/Suiko/.

Tendo, Shoko. Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster’s Daughter. Kodansha USA, 2012.

“Teruo Ishii.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0411030/.

“Women of the Yakuza : Japan Subculture Research Center.” Japan Subculture Research Center, www.japansubculture.com/wives-of-the-yakuza/.


Episode 28 – Cops Vs. Thugs

Adelstein, Jake. Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. Vintage Books, 2010.

“Graveyard of Honor (2002).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0316599/.

“Jingi no hakaba (1975).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0073207/.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Richie, Donald. A Hundred Years of Japanese Film A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos. Kodansha USA, Inc, 2012.

Saga, Junichi, and John Bester. Confessions of a Yakuza: A Life In Japan’s Underworld. Kodansha, 1995.


Episode 29 – Doberman Cop

“The Ainu People.” Ainu Museum, www.ainu-museum.or.jp/en/study/eng01.html.

“Buronson.” MyAnimeList.net, myanimelist.net/people/2848/Buronson.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Okinawa’s History.” Ryukuyo Cultural Archives, Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education, rca.open.ed.jp/web_e/history/story/index.html.

“Ryukyuans (Okinawans).” World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, Minority Rights Group International , minorityrights.org/minorities/ryukyuans-okinawans/.

“Shin’ichi Chiba.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0002002/.


Episode 30 – Black Society trilogy

Cinema Nippon, Eli. “Interview with Nathaniel Isaacson.” 20 July 2017.

Koh, Michael. “14 Things You Didn’t Know About The Triads.” Thought Catalog, 27 Feb. 2014, thoughtcatalog.com/michael-koh/2014/02/14-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-triads/.

Mes, Tom. Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike. FAB Press, 2006.

Mes, Tom. “The V-Cinema Notebook, Part 1.” Midnight Eye, 22 Feb. 2014, www.midnighteye.com/features/the-v-cinema-notebook-part-1/.


Episode 31 – Dead or Alive trilogy

“Graveyard of Honor (2002).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0316599/.

“Jingi no hakaba (1975).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0073207/.

Mes, Tom. Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike. FAB Press, 2006.

Richie, Donald. A Hundred Years of Japanese Film A Concise History, with a Selective Guide to DVDs and Videos. Kodansha USA, Inc, 2012.

“Riki Takeuchi.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0847607/.

“Shô Aikawa.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0014558/.

“Takashi Miike.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0586281/.


Episode 32 – Death Powder

“Entrails of a Virgin (1986).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0222817/.

“Kiyoshirô Imawano.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1097432/.

Mullis, Justin. “The Cthulhu Mythos in Japan.” Lovecraft eZine, 9 Jan. 2013, lovecraftzine.com/2013/01/09/the-cthulhu-mythos-in-japan/.

Murguia, Salvador Jimenez. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Sharp, Jasper. Behind The Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. FAB, 2008.

“Shigeru Izumiya.” Discogs, www.discogs.com/artist/1244049-Shigeru-Izumiya.

“Shigeru Izumiya.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0412831/.

“『「あさイチ」のプレミアムトークにゲスト出演 泉谷しげる 故忌野清志郎』.” はやりまとめ, 11 Aug. 2013, ameblo.jp/trendcollect/entry-11677090027.html.

“忌野・泉谷・スパイスマーケット.” FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ’02, www.i-kiyoshiro.com/2002/live/020726.html.


Episode 33 – Patriotism

“5.15 Incident of 1932.” 国立国会図書館―National Diet Library, www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description02.html#c421.

“The 2.26 Incident of 1936.” 国立国会図書館―National Diet Library, www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description07.html.

ERDEMIR, Ali Volkan. Fact and Fiction – Japanese Social Norms in Yukio Mishima’s ‘Patriotism’. Erciyes University, 2011. http://dergiler.ankara.edu.tr/dergiler/26/1953/20446.pdf

Inose, Naoki, and Hiroaki Sato. Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima. Stone Bridge Press, 2012.

Jaitra. “The Poetry of Death.” Sensitivity to Things, 22 Mar. 2008, sensitivitytothings.com/2008/03/22/poetry-of-death/.

Langley, William. “Japanese Empress who dreams of being invisible.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 20 May 2007, www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3639999/Japanese-Empress-who-dreams-of-being-invisible.html.

MadMonarchist. “Consort Profile: Empress Michiko.” The Mad Monarchist, 19 July 2010, madmonarchist.blogspot.com/2010/07/consort-profile-empress-michiko.html.

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Mishima, Yukio. The Decay of the Angel. Translated by Edward Seidensticker, Vintage, 1990.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7647741M/Decay_of_Angel

Mishima, Yukio. Patriotism. Translated by Geoffrey W. Sargent, New Directions Pearl, 2010.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1845239W/Patriotism

Mishima, Yukio. Runaway Horses. Translated by Michael Gallagher, Vintage, 1990.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8260620W/Runaway_Horses

Mishima, Yukio. Spring Snow. Translated by Michael Gallagher, Vintage, 1990.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/books/OL24950667M/Spring_snow._Translated_from_the_Japanese_by_Michael_Gallagher

Mishima, Yukio. Sun & Steel. Translated by John Bester, Grove Press, 1970.

Mishima, Yukio. The Temple of Dawn. Translated by E. Dale Saunders and Cecilia Segawa Seigle, Vintage, 1990.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8260622W/Temple_of_Dawn

Nathan, John. Mishima: A Biography. Little, Brown, 1974.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL7006885W/Mishima_a_biography

Palmer, John-Ivan. “I Cut Off the Head of Yukio Mishima.” Exquisite Corpse – A Journal of Letters and Life, 2002, www.corpse.org/archives/issue_10/broken_news/palmer.html.

Rayns, Tony. “Patriotism: The Word Made Flesh.” The Criterion Collection, 30 June 2008, www.criterion.com/current/posts/517-patriotism-the-word-made-flesh.

Scott-Stokes, Henry. The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.

Read it online: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15861213W/The_life_and_death_of_Yukio_Mishima

“Troops during 2-26 Incident.” About Japan, Japan Society, aboutjapan.japansociety.org/troops_2_26_incident.


Episode 34 – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Daws, Gavan. Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific. Quill, 1994.

Desser, David. Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema. Indiana University Press, 1988.

French, Howard W. “Court in Japan Halts Publication of Dead Author’s Letters.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 21 Oct. 1999, www.nytimes.com/1999/10/21/books/arts-abroad-court-in-japan-halts-publication-of-dead-author-s-letters.html.

Galvin, Peter. “Yukio Mishima: A Remembrance.” SBS Movies, 26 Nov. 2010, www.sbs.com.au/movies/article/2010/11/26/yukio-mishima-remembrance.

“The guru who got away with it.” Telegraph.co.uk, 22 Sept. 2001, web.archive.org/web/20170315033419/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4725722/The-guru-who-got-away-with-it.html.

Inose, Naoki, and Hiroaki Sato. Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima. Stone Bridge Press, 2012.

Limbach, Raymond. “Battle of Stalingrad.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 20 Oct. 2017, www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Stalingrad.

Mayer, Till. “Six and a Half Decades after ‘Little Boy’: Hiroshima Fights to Keep Memory of Nuclear Attack Alive – SPIEGEL ONLINE – International.” SPIEGEL ONLINE, SPIEGEL ONLINE, 6 Aug. 2010, www.spiegel.de/international/world/six-and-a-half-decades-after-little-boy-hiroshima-fights-to-keep-memory-of-nuclear-attack-alive-a-710498-2.html.

Oshima, Nagisa. Cinema, Censorship, and the State: The Writings of Nagisa Oshima, 1956-1978. Translated by Dawn Lawson, MIT Press, 1992.

Palmer, John-Ivan. “I Cut Off the Head of Yukio Mishima.” Exquisite Corpse – A Journal of Letters and Life, 2002, www.corpse.org/archives/issue_10/broken_news/palmer.html.

Post, Laurens Van der. The Night of the New Moon. Vintage, 2002.

Post, Laurens Van der. The Seed and the Sower. Vintage, 2002.

Smith, Dinitia. “Master Storyteller or Master Deceiver?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Aug. 2002, www.nytimes.com/2002/08/03/books/master-storyteller-or-master-deceiver.html.




Shorty 1 – Your Name.

“Awards.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt5311514/awards?ref_=tt_awd.

“Release Info.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt5311514/releaseinfo.

“【第40回日本アカデミー賞】「シン・ゴジラ」が作品賞含む7冠!.” 映画.com, 3 Mar. 2017, www.eiga.com/news/20170303/35/.


Shorty 2 – We Are X

“ANIME EXPO® 2007 ANNOUNCES J-ROCK CONCERT OF THE CENTURY.” ActiveAnime, 26 May 2007, web.archive.org/web/20080907222749/www.activeanime.com/html/content/view/941/58/.

“HOME.” We Are X Film, www.wearexfilm.com/.

“Ra:IN.” JaME U.S.A., www.jame-world.com/us/artists-biography-207-ra-in.html.

“Zilch.” JaME U.S.A., www.jame-world.com/us/artists-overview-27-zilch.html.


Shorty 3 – American Hikikomori

“American Hikikomori.” American Hikikomori, www.americanhikikomori.com/.

Cinema Nippon, Eli. “Interview with Landis Stokes.” 29 Apr. 2017.


Shorty 4 – Shin Godzilla

Pletcher, Kenneth, and John P. Rafferty. “Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 22 Nov. 2016, www.britannica.com/event/Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-of-2011.

Zhang, Bo. “Top 5 Most Expensive Natural Disasters in History.” AccuWeather, 15 May 2013, www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/top-5-most-expensive-natural-d/47459?partner=.

“【第40回日本アカデミー賞】「シン・ゴジラ」が作品賞含む7冠!.” 映画.com, 3 Mar. 2017, www.eiga.com/news/20170303/35/.


Shorty 5 – Wolf Guy

Walker, Brett L. The Lost Wolves of Japan. University of Washington Press, 2009.


Shorty 6 – Hatsune Miku Videos

“1925.” Anime Lyrics dot Com, www.animelyrics.com/doujin/vocaloid/1925.htm.

Masaitis, Cole. The Vocaloid Phenomenon of Vocal Synthesis and Sample Concatenation. files.umwblogs.org/sites/10595/2017/05/01113834/TheVocaloidPhenomenon.pdf.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.

“Senbonzakura Thousands of Cherry Trees.” Anime Lyrics dot Com, www.animelyrics.com/doujin/vocaloid/senbonzakura.htm.

Werde, Bill. “Could I Get That Song in Elvis, Please?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Nov. 2003, www.nytimes.com/2003/11/23/arts/music-could-i-get-that-song-in-elvis-please.html?pagewanted=print.


Shorty 7 – The Taisho Trilogy

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

Morton, William Scott, and J. Kenneth. Olenik. Japan: Its History and Culture (Fourth Edition). McGraw-Hill, 2005.


Shorty 8 – ami.exe

“Ami.exe.” Facebook, www.facebook.com/amiexe/.

Cinema Nippon, Eli. “Interview with Meisekimu Genshi.” 16 June 2017.


Shorty 9 – Suicide Club Manga and Community

Furuya, Usamaru. 自殺サークル. 太田出版, 2008.

『自殺サークル 完全版』 園子温コメント. www.geocities.jp/anchorsline/film/jisatsu/book.html.


Shorty 10 – Sweet Home Video Game

Mes, Tom, and Jasper Sharp. The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film. Stone Bridge, 2005.

“NES/Famicom Sweet Home (English translation) – Real-Time Playthough by Егор Бахарев.” Feos tas, Youtube, 15 Oct. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZytH5JH7eg.


Shorty 11 – Dark Tales of Japan

Davisson, Zack. “What are Kaidan?” 百物語怪談会 Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, www.hyakumonogatari.com/what-are-kaidan/.

“Jorōgumo.” Yokai.com, www.yokai.com/jorougumo/.

Kendall, Phillip. “Singing, ticking timebombs – 5 facts about the special significance of cicadas in Japan.” SoraNews24, 11 Aug. 2014, en.rocketnews24.com/2014/08/11/singing-ticking-timebombs-5-facts-about-the-special-significance-of-cicadas-in-japan/.

Koichi. “Growing Up With An Irrational Fear Of The Number Four.” Tofugu, Tofugu, 27 Mar. 2012, www.tofugu.com/japan/number-four-superstition/.

“Kôji Shiraishi.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1823283/.

Long, Frank Belknap. The Hounds of Tindalos. Vol. 13-3, 1929, en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hounds_of_Tindalos.

“Masayuki Ochiai.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0643696/.

“Naoyuki Yokota.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1857047/.

“Norio Tsuruta.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0875468/.

“Takashi Shimizu.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1234345/.

“Yoshihiro Nakamura.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1327703/.


Shorty 12a,b – The Art of Silent Hill

“Art of Silent Hill.” Silent Hill Media, 2016, www.silenthillmedia.net/amsh.htm.

Masahiro, Ito. “@JohnDoe_2497 Correctly, I imaged the womb abstractly.” Twitter, Twitter, 30 Nov. 2013, www.twitter.com/adsk4/status/406798730923220992.

Ito, Masahiro. “Flesh Lip Explanation.” Twitter, Twitter, 13 Dec., images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120910224450/silenthilltheories/images/9/94/LipsMeaning.jpg.

“キノコ.” Wiktionary, en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%8E%E3%82%B3.

“袋.” Wiktionary, en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%A2%8B.


Shorty 13 – Noroi

Emberson, M.R. “Birds in Shinto and Japanese Culture.” A-Wing and A-Way: The Influence of Birds on Culture, 30 Aug. 2015, www.awingandaway.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/birds-in-shinto-and-japanese-culture/.

“Masayuki Ochiai.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0643696/.

“Takashi Shimizu.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1234345/.



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