Pikachu S Global Adventure

Joseph Tobin Duke University Press Business & Economics

Initially developed in Japan by Nintendo as a computer game, Pokémon swept the globe in the late 1990s. Based on a narrative in which a group of children capture, train, and do battle with over a hundred imaginary creatures, Pokémon quickly diversified into an array of popular products including comic books, a TV show, movies, trading cards, stickers, toys, and clothing. Pokémon eventually became the top grossing children's product of all time. Yet the phenomenon fizzled as quickly as it had ignited. By 2002, the Pokémon craze was mostly over. Pikachu’s Global Adventure describes the spectacular, complex, and unpredictable rise and fall of Pokémon in countries around the world. In analyzing the popularity of Pokémon, this innovative volume addresses core debates about the globalization of popular culture and about children’s consumption of mass-produced culture. Topics explored include the origins of Pokémon in Japan’s valorization of cuteness and traditions of insect collecting and anime; the efforts of Japanese producers and American marketers to localize it for foreign markets by muting its sex, violence, moral ambiguity, and general feeling of Japaneseness; debates about children’s vulnerability versus agency as consumers; and the contentious question of Pokémon’s educational value and place in school. The contributors include teachers as well as scholars from the fields of anthropology, media studies, sociology, and education. Tracking the reception of Pokémon in Japan, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Israel, they emphasize its significance as the first Japanese cultural product to enjoy substantial worldwide success and challenge western dominance in the global production and circulation of cultural goods. Contributors. Anne Allison, Linda-Renée Bloch, Helen Bromley, Gilles Brougere, David Buckingham, Koichi Iwabuchi, Hirofumi Katsuno, Dafna Lemish, Jeffrey Maret, Julian Sefton-Green, Joseph Tobin, Samuel Tobin, Rebekah Willet, Christine Yano

ISBN10 : 9780822385813 , ISBN13 : 0822385813

Page Number : 307

Pok Mon

Scholastic Paperbacks Nintendo video games

It's the book every Pokémon fan must have-now updated with 150 new characters. It's everything you ever wanted to know about Pokémon-all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about more than 600 Pokémon. The book includes sixty-four new pages focusing on the more than 150 new Pokémon that just debuted in the Pokémon Black Version and White Version video games. The Essential Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokémon fans. It's sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages.

ISBN10 : 0545427711 , ISBN13 : 9780545427715

Page Number : 0

Pok Mon Creative Collection


Join Pikachu for the ultimate Pokémon adventure in this creative collection! With 3 awesome activity books, a poster, a bookmark and stickers, this a perfect gift for fans of all ages.

ISBN10 : 0008509530 , ISBN13 : 9780008509538

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101 Secrets From A Pok Mon Master

Justin Ryan Simon and Schuster Juvenile Nonfiction

Simply put, this book has 101 tips from a professional Pokémon player, in an easy-to-read format. These are much more advanced than the typical hack books and are current with all the new updates to the game. 101 Secrets from a Pokémon Master includes tips and techniques on battling, catching, evolving and leveling up—things you can’t get anywhere online!

ISBN10 : 9781510722132 , ISBN13 : 1510722130

Page Number : 128

Pok Mon Adventures Red And Blue Vol 3

Hidenori Kusaka VIZ Media LLC Juvenile Fiction

Red is improving rapidly as a Pokémon trainer--and so is his competition. But now Red must team up with his biggest rival Blue and thief Green to defeat a common enemy! And watch out for Team Rocket, Red... They won't let you into Saffron City! -- VIZ Media

ISBN10 : 9781421560458 , ISBN13 : 1421560453

Page Number : 234

Pok Dex

The Pokemon Company Intl. Prima Games Computer games

Smaller trim size for portability, this guide includes a beautiful dust jacket with a map. Readers will learn where to catch every Pokmon, with full lists of Learned Attacks and Battle Moves.

ISBN10 : 0307894673 , ISBN13 : 9780307894670

Page Number : 0