104 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: anime: a gift from Japan -- Roots of anime -- Anime in America -- What makes anime different? -- Role of women in anime -- Messages of anime -- Bringing two cultures together.
Describes the history of anime, covering its influences, its arrival in the United States, what sets it apart from other types of animation, the role of women in anime, and messages in anime.