February 28, 2024

Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation

In ‘The Complete Encyclopaedia of North Korean Anime,’ a Japanese IT worker explores seven decades of DPRK cartoons

The Japanese publisher Publit specializes in books about subcultures, debuting in 2015 with a voluming on death metal in Sub-Saharan Africa and following that up with a 2019 work on animation in South Korea.

And in its latest release in August this year, the company takes a deep dive into an obscure corner of one of the world’s most secretive countries — the animation industry of the DPRK.

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