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dc.contributor.advisorKuzma, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorWisniewski, Ian Joseph
dc.contributor.committeememberSemwal, Sudhanshu
dc.contributor.committeememberSackett, Robert
dc.date2020
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-15T20:49:02Z
dc.date.available2020-08-15T20:49:02Z
dc.description32 p.
dc.descriptionA Portfolio submitted to the Honors Program Faculty of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the UCCS Honors Program 2020.
dc.description.abstractThe intention of this paper is to analyze why the demand for the isekai genre has exploded in the West by analyzing the genre’s mechanics of mass appeal through psychological and cultural patterns in the United States, and as these elements relate to NEETs (Acronym for Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and hikikomoris in Japan. As part of this effort there will be an analysis on the concepts of escapism and escapist fantasy, and the five main attributes that are the forces driving the popularity of isekai anime at this time. Finally, there will be a critical analysis on aspects of several isekai works to further illustrate how the conventional motifs of the genre are employed in real world instances.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10976/167620
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs, Kraemer Family Library
dc.relation.ispartofHonors Program Student Portfolios
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires 2022-08-15
dc.titleIsekai and the West: An Analysis of the Genre’s Mechanics of Mass Appeal
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