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While being far from being complete, Jonathan Clements' "the Dorama Encyclopedia" is none-the-less an invaluable resource for those wanting to know about Japanese TV Dramas since 1953.

While being far from being complete, Jonathan Clements' "the Dorama Encyclopedia" is none-the-less an invaluable resource for those wanting to know about Japanese TV Dramas since 1953. I was very much pleased and surprised by many of their inclusions. Many shows which I thought would be overlooked are included.

The Dorama Encyclopedia book. Deeply connected to Japanese anime, manga, music, and film is.  . Motoko Tamamuro is an art historian and contributor to Manga Ma.Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it it was amazing. If you have any interest at all in Japanese drama series, this is an excellent book to get. I've seen a lot of the series, my first one being Hanjuku Tamago; lately I've been watching Shomuni I. The book is a goldmine of information on Japanese drama series.

The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953. by Jonathan Clements and Motoko Tamamuro. Over one hundred fifty of these shows have been broadcast on American TV, and more will follow, perhaps even such oddball fare as a Japanese "The Practice" and "Geisha Detective.

by Motoko Tamamuro and Jonathan Clements . This is the book that Japanese drama fans have been waiting for. As a fan and also a creator of the online J!-ENT Japanese Dorama Database, it is a real pleasure to see a book not only covering Japanese drama but also sentai and including anime references for the anime fans who have discovered Japanese dramas. While being far from being complete, Jonathan Clements' "the Dorama Encyclopedia" is none-the-less an invaluable resource for those wanting to know about Japanese TV Dramas since 1953.

Jonathan Michael Clements (born 9 July 1971) is a British author and scriptwriter. The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953 (2003, with Motoko Tamamuro). His non-fiction works include biographies of Confucius, Koxinga and Qin Shi Huangdi (the First Emperor of China), as well as monthly opinion columns for Neo magazine. He is also the co-author of encyclopedias of anime and Japanese television dramas. The Pirate King: Coxinga and the Fall of the Ming Dynasty (2004, publ. in paperback as Coxinga, 2005). Confucius: A Biography (2004, expanded 2nd ed.

a b Clements, Jonathan; Tamamuro, Motoko (2003). The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press. "探偵物語(1979)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-05-12. a b Schilling, Mark (1997). The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture. ISBN 978-0-8348-0380-0. And you'll need this book.

The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953 (Paperback). Jonathan Clements (author), Motoko Tamamuro (author). Kudos to Jonathan Clements and Motoko Tamamuro for creating an entertaining and immensely useful encyclopedia.

A characteristic of Japanese drama that differentiates it is that each episode is usually shot only a few . Clements, Jonathan; Tamamuro, Motoko (2003). The Dorama Encyclopedia : A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953. p. 36. ISBN 978-1880656815.

A characteristic of Japanese drama that differentiates it is that each episode is usually shot only a few (two to three) weeks before it is aired. Many fans have even been able to visit their idols while shooting scenes as the show is airing.

Japanese TV. This encyclopedic survey of th.

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An entertaining reference to popular Japanese TV shows, from the publisher of The Anime Encyclopedia. The Dorama Encyclopedia. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 0 x . 4 x . 1 Inches.

Deeply connected to Japanese anime, manga, music, and film is . . . Japanese TV. This encyclopedic survey of the next cultural tsunami to hit America has over one thousand entries—including production data, synopses, and commentaries—on everything from rubber-monster shows to samurai drama, from crime to horror, unlocking an entire culture’s pop history as never before. Over one hundred fifty of these shows have been broadcast on American TV, and more will follow, perhaps even such oddball fare as a Japanese "The Practice" and "Geisha Detective." Indexed, with resources for fans, couch potatoes, and researchers.

Jonathan Clements is contributing editor to Newtype USA Magazine and coauthor of The Anime Encyclopedia.

Motoko Tamamuro is an art historian and contributor to Manga Max.

The Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953 epub download

ISBN13: 978-1880656815

ISBN: 1880656817

Author: Motoko Tamamuro,Jonathan Clements

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Language: English

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press; First Printing edition (November 1, 2003)

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Fenrinos
Thank you for the Dorama Encyclopedia. I am an avid fan of Japanese dorama and have been watching them subtitled in English for over 20 years. I was very excited to find out about this book. It really is the only "hardcopy" reference resource I know of for dorama.

It's true the doramas are listed by their English titles, but the Japanese title is also given and is referenced in the index. I've used this guide to look up descriptions of a show and information like the original broadcast station, year it was broadcast, cast, number of episodes, theme song etc.

True, you can find a lot of this information on the internet, but even an internet junkie like me can look up information a lot faster with this guide. And there are many, many entries in this book that you will just not find on the internet.

One thing I would like to see in future guides are category lists. For instance, shows categorized as comedies, romance, horror, family drama, etc. Or by favorite actor, actress, or producer. It would help someone find shows in a genre they like or avoid ones they dislike.

This book is an interesting supplemental reference guide for the dorama fan.
Fenrinos
Thank you for the Dorama Encyclopedia. I am an avid fan of Japanese dorama and have been watching them subtitled in English for over 20 years. I was very excited to find out about this book. It really is the only "hardcopy" reference resource I know of for dorama.

It's true the doramas are listed by their English titles, but the Japanese title is also given and is referenced in the index. I've used this guide to look up descriptions of a show and information like the original broadcast station, year it was broadcast, cast, number of episodes, theme song etc.

True, you can find a lot of this information on the internet, but even an internet junkie like me can look up information a lot faster with this guide. And there are many, many entries in this book that you will just not find on the internet.

One thing I would like to see in future guides are category lists. For instance, shows categorized as comedies, romance, horror, family drama, etc. Or by favorite actor, actress, or producer. It would help someone find shows in a genre they like or avoid ones they dislike.

This book is an interesting supplemental reference guide for the dorama fan.
INvait
This is the book that Japanese drama fans have been waiting for. As a fan and also a creator of the online J!-ENT Japanese Dorama Database, it is a real pleasure to see a book not only covering Japanese drama but also sentai and including anime references for the anime fans who have discovered Japanese dramas. Within the last five years, there has been a significant Japanese dorama boom in many countries thanks to the growing popularity of anime, Japanese music and Japanese/Asian entertainment. Although Japanese drama is not readily available as Japanese animation or Asian cinema on DVD, there is a growing fandom for dramas thanks to the International channels, Japanese rental stores, fan-trading/subbing, BT and VCD's. What I like about this book is that it has something for everyone. For fans looking for information on trendy Japanese dramas, the very long duration NHK and TBS dramas (especially those samurai/historical dramas), sentai and of course, dramas within the last fifty years, I was very impressed how the authors handled and included them in this book. What I worried about the most was the translation or the titles that would be used for the drama because what other countries have used as their English title for a Japanese drama has nothing to do with the translated title and thus, I was happy by the way this book handled that. One thing that also impressed me is the author and Stone Book Press's dedication to update the encyclopedia (there are dramas missing and a few errors but they are not as numerous and can be fixed in the next version especially with the input from readers). For a freshman book, it actually surpassed what I was expecting and I highly recommend the purchase of this book. So, may you be the trendy drama fan like me or the fan who just watched the live version of GTO or You're Under Arrest and are hooked and want more! This book is THE ONLY SOURCE that you will find this much information on Japanese dramas.-KNDY
INvait
This is the book that Japanese drama fans have been waiting for. As a fan and also a creator of the online J!-ENT Japanese Dorama Database, it is a real pleasure to see a book not only covering Japanese drama but also sentai and including anime references for the anime fans who have discovered Japanese dramas. Within the last five years, there has been a significant Japanese dorama boom in many countries thanks to the growing popularity of anime, Japanese music and Japanese/Asian entertainment. Although Japanese drama is not readily available as Japanese animation or Asian cinema on DVD, there is a growing fandom for dramas thanks to the International channels, Japanese rental stores, fan-trading/subbing, BT and VCD's. What I like about this book is that it has something for everyone. For fans looking for information on trendy Japanese dramas, the very long duration NHK and TBS dramas (especially those samurai/historical dramas), sentai and of course, dramas within the last fifty years, I was very impressed how the authors handled and included them in this book. What I worried about the most was the translation or the titles that would be used for the drama because what other countries have used as their English title for a Japanese drama has nothing to do with the translated title and thus, I was happy by the way this book handled that. One thing that also impressed me is the author and Stone Book Press's dedication to update the encyclopedia (there are dramas missing and a few errors but they are not as numerous and can be fixed in the next version especially with the input from readers). For a freshman book, it actually surpassed what I was expecting and I highly recommend the purchase of this book. So, may you be the trendy drama fan like me or the fan who just watched the live version of GTO or You're Under Arrest and are hooked and want more! This book is THE ONLY SOURCE that you will find this much information on Japanese dramas.-KNDY
Gri
but it was published in the early 2000's so it does not cover later shows. but this is a valuable reference for older shows, esp the 90's, which was a great decade for jdramas.
Gri
but it was published in the early 2000's so it does not cover later shows. but this is a valuable reference for older shows, esp the 90's, which was a great decade for jdramas.
Felolak
While being far from being complete, Jonathan Clements' "the Dorama Encyclopedia" is none-the-less an invaluable resource for those wanting to know about Japanese TV Dramas since 1953. Clements and his staff of researchers should be commended for their valued efforts. I was very much pleased and surprised by many of their inclusions. Many shows which I thought would be overlooked are included. Such obscure shows like "Private Eye Story", "Unbalanced", "Buska", "OL Police" and "Uchu G-Men" are given very good entries. Tokusatsu Fans will be especially pleased by the inclusion of most of the Super Sentai Shows from "Go Ranger" to the current "Aba Ranger" as well as perenial favorites such as "Zone Fighter", "Kikaida", "Ultraman" and even the Toei/Marvel Comics version of "Spiderman". Trendy Drama fans will also rejoice at the inclusion of many favorities including "Tokyo Love Story", "Love Generation", "Love 2000" and "101st Proposal". Even cult shows such as "G-Men '75", "Sukeban Deka", "Sign Is V", "Sure Death", "Kamen Rider", "Seibu Police" and "Zatoichi" are covered. As is to be expected, with this amount of coverage, there isn't much room to put any detailed information in but for the most part, the entries are sufficient to give the reader a general idea of plot and storyline. My only complaint is that the promise of photos from the various shows never materializes. In many instances we are given line drawings and black and white artist sketches of some of the shows in question, which I found to be a bit of a letdown. In one silly instance the entry for "Kamen Rider" shows a toy (Kamen Rider Black RX on a Motorcycle). Another nitpick is that some notable omissions are found. Such shows such as "Playgirl", "Big City", "Resolved! Zubat", "Stewardess Story" and "Doberman Detectives", and "Zero Zero Kunoichi" are not included. All in all however I was very much impressed by the scope of the entries. Kudos to Stone Bridge Press for another great and well-researched resource!
Felolak
While being far from being complete, Jonathan Clements' "the Dorama Encyclopedia" is none-the-less an invaluable resource for those wanting to know about Japanese TV Dramas since 1953. Clements and his staff of researchers should be commended for their valued efforts. I was very much pleased and surprised by many of their inclusions. Many shows which I thought would be overlooked are included. Such obscure shows like "Private Eye Story", "Unbalanced", "Buska", "OL Police" and "Uchu G-Men" are given very good entries. Tokusatsu Fans will be especially pleased by the inclusion of most of the Super Sentai Shows from "Go Ranger" to the current "Aba Ranger" as well as perenial favorites such as "Zone Fighter", "Kikaida", "Ultraman" and even the Toei/Marvel Comics version of "Spiderman". Trendy Drama fans will also rejoice at the inclusion of many favorities including "Tokyo Love Story", "Love Generation", "Love 2000" and "101st Proposal". Even cult shows such as "G-Men '75", "Sukeban Deka", "Sign Is V", "Sure Death", "Kamen Rider", "Seibu Police" and "Zatoichi" are covered. As is to be expected, with this amount of coverage, there isn't much room to put any detailed information in but for the most part, the entries are sufficient to give the reader a general idea of plot and storyline. My only complaint is that the promise of photos from the various shows never materializes. In many instances we are given line drawings and black and white artist sketches of some of the shows in question, which I found to be a bit of a letdown. In one silly instance the entry for "Kamen Rider" shows a toy (Kamen Rider Black RX on a Motorcycle). Another nitpick is that some notable omissions are found. Such shows such as "Playgirl", "Big City", "Resolved! Zubat", "Stewardess Story" and "Doberman Detectives", and "Zero Zero Kunoichi" are not included. All in all however I was very much impressed by the scope of the entries. Kudos to Stone Bridge Press for another great and well-researched resource!
Ximathewi
This is a well thought out and researched project into the history of Japanese television. Not only does Clements and Tamamuro catalog all available references, they cross-reference them to untold degrees, AND provide a concise overview of the industry's history. There are also amusing sidebars with observations and bits of trivia not found in any other compliation of this type.
This is a MUST for any fan of the Japanese culture and an eye-opening experience for those who equate Japanese entertainment to pop music and anime.
Definitely a comprehensive source of information for anyone in the industry or just needing a pop culture reference.
Ximathewi
This is a well thought out and researched project into the history of Japanese television. Not only does Clements and Tamamuro catalog all available references, they cross-reference them to untold degrees, AND provide a concise overview of the industry's history. There are also amusing sidebars with observations and bits of trivia not found in any other compliation of this type.
This is a MUST for any fan of the Japanese culture and an eye-opening experience for those who equate Japanese entertainment to pop music and anime.
Definitely a comprehensive source of information for anyone in the industry or just needing a pop culture reference.