Courses & Units

Japanese Anime and Film HMJ334


This unit does not count towards the core 100% major in Japanese, but may be taken as an additional elective.


This unit is a survey of selected key texts in Japanese film and anime from the 1930s to the present. Attention is given to major film directors such as Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kursosawa,  in addition to a number of anime directors such as Miyazaki. Issues such as gender representation, the relationship between tradition and modernity and the presence of nationalism in cinema will be considered. All films have English sub-titles and the unit is taught in English.

Students with no Japanese language background are very welcome to enrol.


Unit name Japanese Anime and Film
Unit code HMJ334
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Katsuhiko Suganuma

Teaching staff

Dr Katsuhiko Suganuma

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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  • 25 points at Introductory level in any discipline/faculty


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Teaching Pattern

1 lecture and 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks). An extra optional two hours of film viewing that students are strongly encouraged to attend is also scheduled.


Folio of 4 film reviews (15%), Oral presentation (15%), 2500 word essay (30%), 2-hr written examination (40%)

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