Essential Bibliography

The following is the list of references collected by myself and used to compile the check-list. Each reference is given in its original language when this uses the roman alphabet. For Japanese references, the titles are given in romaji and with ISBN code. If you know a good bibliographic source of information about japanese animation please let me know. Also available a more detailed annotated multidisciplinary Italian bibliography.


Japanese language references

Adult Animation Video Catalogue (1991). Tokyo, Tatsumi Publ.

Anime Bible 2002 (2002) Gakken Mook ISBN 4-05-602906-7

Anime Chirashi dai Catalog (2000) [lit: Anime Poster Movies Great Catalog] . Keibunsha, ISBN 4-7669-3265-X

Anime International Company Chronicle (1999) Media Works ISBN 4-8402-1232- 5

Mad about Mad House (2002). ISBN 4-87278-769-2

Niju Seiki Anime Daizen (2000) [lit: Anime Encyclopedia of 20th century]. Tokyo, Futabasha. ISBN 4-575-46384-1

Kazuo Komatsubara - Animator the Great (2002) Tokyu Agency Co. ISBN 4-88497-093-4

Kogane no 80 nendai anime (2000) [lit: The Golden 80s of Anime] . Tokyo, Futabasha. ISBN 4-575-71160-8

Nippon Animation Complete Works (2001). Planet Publishing. ISBN 4-939110-11-7

Nippon Animation Eigashi (1977). [lit: History of Japanese Animation] by K. Yamaguchi and Y. Watanabe. Osaka, Yubunsha.

Nippon no Anime. All about Japan Anime (2002). [lit: Japanese Animation. All about Japan Anime] Takaragimasha. ISBN 4-7966-2626-3

Sunrise Anime Super Data File (1998). Tokyo, Tatsumi Publ. ISBN 4-88641-215-7; Updated by: Sunrise Animation 2001(2000). Tokyo, Tatsumi Publ. ISBN 4-88641-496-6.

Tatsunoko Pro Anime Super Data File (1998). Tokyo, Tatsumi Publ. ISBN 4-88641-277-7

Tokyo Movie Anime Super Data File (1999). Tokyo, Tatsumi Publ. ISBN 4-88641-409-5

Italian language references

For a more detailed bibliography, see Annotated Multidisciplinary Italian References by G. Albanese & M. Pellitteri.


Baricordi A., De Giovanni M., Pietroni A., Rossi B. e Tunesi S. (1991). Anime, guida al cinema di animazione giapponese. Granata Press, Bologna - English version: Anime: A Guide To Japanese Animation 1958-1988. Translated from the Italian version by Adeline D'Opera and presented by Claude J. Pelletier. Montreal, Protoculture, 2000.

Bendazzi Giannalberto (1992) Cartoons, Cento anni di cinema d'animazione. 2nd edition. Marsilio, Venezia. English version: Cartoons, One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation. John Libbely, London. 1994

Bono G. e Castelli A.(1983). Speciale Orfani e Robot (lit. Orphans and Robots Special) - "IF" n.5/8-December 1983. Ed. Epierre, Milano.

Castellazzi Davide et al.(1998). Mangamania, 20 anni di Giappone in Italia. IF, N.8, Epierre, Milano.

Francato Fabrizio (1998). Fenomeno Anime 1-3 (3 Voll). Rock'n'comics, Pavia.

Francato Fabrizio (1999-2000). Fenomeno Anime 4-5, Enciclopedia dei robot- Rock'n'comics, Pavia.

Francato Fabrizio et al.(2000-2001). Fenomeno Anime 6 - 7, Rock'n'comics, Pavia.

Materia Andrea & Pollicelli Giuseppe (2003). Comicswood! Il Dizionario del Cinefumetto [lit: Comicswood - Encyclopedia Of The Live Action Comic Books], King Saggi, Roma.

Murakami Saburo (1998). Anime in TV. Yamato Video, Milano.

Pellitteri Marco (2002) Mazinga Nostalgia. King Saggi, Roma. 2nd edition.

Prandoni Francesco (1995). Anime al Cinema -Yamato Video, Milano.

English language references

Clements Jonathan and McCarthy Helen (2001). The Anime Encyclopedia. Stone Bridge Press, New York.

Ledoux Trish and Ranney Doug (1997). The Complete Anime Guide: Japanese Animation Film Directory and Resource Guide. 2nd edition. Tiger Mountain Press. Issaquah, Washington.

Lent A. John (2001). Animation in Asia and the Pacific. John Libbely, Eastleigh, UK.

McCarthy Helen (1996). The Anime Movie Guide. Titan Books.

McCarthy Helen (1999). Hayao Miyazaki, Master of Japanese Animation. Stone Bridge Press, New York.

McCarthy Helen & Clements Jonathan (1996). The Erotic Anime Movie Guide. Titan Books.


Japanese magazines

Animage. Tokuma Shoten. Since 1980.

AX. Sony Entertaiments. Since 1998.

Newtype. Kadokawa Shoten. Since 1990.

Selected Italian magazines

Benkyo!. Play Press Publishing. Since november 1998.

Emotion ed. IHT. Since october 2002.

Kappa Magazine. ed. Star Comics. Since november 1992.

Mangazine. ed. Granata Press. From issue 1 (april 1991) to issue 47 (may 1995).!. ed. Marvel Italia (first series), ed. Yamato (second series), White Wells Publishing (third series) 19 issues from 1997 to 2001.

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