The Mobile Suit Gundam Franchise: A Case Study of Transmedia Storytelling Practices and the Role of Digital Games in Japan

Akinori Nakamura, Susana Tosca

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Abstract

The present study looks at the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise from the conceptual frameworks of transmedia storytelling and the Japanese media mix. We offer a historical account of the development of “the Mobile Suit Gundam” series from a producer´s perspective and show how a combination of convergent and divergent strategies contributed to the success of the series, with a special focus on games. Our case provides us with some insights into underdeveloped aspects of the theory of transmedial storytelling and the Japanese media mix.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelDIGRA 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 DiGRA International Conference : Game, Play and the Emerging Ludo-Mix
Antal sider17
Udgivelses stedKyoto
ForlagDIGRA
Publikationsdato2019
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedDIGRA 2019 Kyoto: Game, Play and the Emerging Ludo-Mix - Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Varighed: 6 aug. 201910 aug. 2019
http://www.digra2019.org/

Konference

KonferenceDIGRA 2019 Kyoto
LokationRitsumeikan University
LandJapan
ByKyoto
Periode06/08/201910/08/2019
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