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FILM 396R - Japanese Anime: Library Subject Headings

LC (Library of Congress) Subject Headings

In the library catalog, books, videos and other materials are assigned Library of Congress (LC) subject headings based on their content. Here is a sample list of anime-related subject headings, some of which pertain equally to books and videos (visual materials). When you view catalog records in discoverE, these subject headings display as active links pointing to other items with the same subject.

This is not an exhaustive list of subject headings pertinent to the subject, but it should give you a sense of commonly used vocabulary and how subject headings are structured.

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Sample Subject Headings 

Animated films
Animated films -- Japan
Animated films -- Japan -- History and criticism
Animation (Cinematography) -- Japan
Caricatures and cartoons -- Japan
Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc -- Japan (for manga)
Comic books, strips, etc -- Japan -- History and criticism

Cyberpunk culture​
Fans (Persons) -- Psychology​
Graphic novels
Graphic novels -- Japan

Japan -- Ethnic relations​
Japan -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941- -- Criticism and interpretation

Minorities -- Japan
Motion picture industry -- Japan
Motion pictures -- Japan  (In discoverE, use the navigation bar on the lift to limit results to videos or books)
Motion pictures -- Japan -- History
Popular culture -- Japan
Popular culture -- Japanese influences (influence of Japan on popular culture generally)

Science fiction, Japanese -- History and criticism​
Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945

Women -- Japan​
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan

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