Life and Anime


Punning on the etymology of “anime,” “Life and Anime” considers visions of the good life as they are presented in works of Japanese animation.  The course takes a comparative approach, pairing works of anime with pertinent works of film, literature, and philosophy.

You can view the syllabus here.

You can also view a couple of our video essays by following the links below:

Amy Trunt, “Code Geass: Terrorism or Revolution

Sam Brodersen-Rodriguez, “Why Me? An Analysis of the Themes and Ideas of Me!Me!Me!”