Japanese History & Anime

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Brief description:
Learn how Japanese history informs many popular anime, from classics like Ruroni Kenshin & The Legend of the Galactic Heroes to recent hits such as Attack on Titan & Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

How-to for this program:

Lisa Lackney, PhD, History presents this program on how anime uses Japanese history in its storytelling. Since she lives close to Barberton, she came to our library and presented on Facebook Live. She is available for other modes of virtual presentation from her home. It's a 45 minute presentation with time for questions. She can be reached at


Her fee is $50.

Contact person:
Sarah Granville
Barberton Public Library