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Celebrate the publication of Ian Condry’s new book The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story at MIT in Room E51-149 on Thursday March 14th at 4:00 pm. Why is Japan the world leader in animation? Cultural anthropologist and professor at MIT, Condry will give a multimedia presentation on his book’s findings. Based on fieldwork in Tokyo’s anime studios, he argues that collaborative creativity, which connects manga, anime, toys and fans, is the key to anime’s global success. Talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the MIT Cool Japan research project.