The Mobile Suit Gundam Franchise: a Case Study of Transmedia Storytelling Practices and Ludo Mix in Japan

Akinori Nakamura, Susana Tosca

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Abstract

The present study looks at the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and the role of digital games 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 can show some insight into underdeveloped aspects of the theory of transmedial storytelling and the Japanese media mix.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftTransactions of the Digital Games Research Association
ISSN2328-9422
StatusAfsendt - 1 jul. 2020
BegivenhedDIGRA 2019 Kyoto: Game, Play and the Emerging Ludo-Mix - Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Varighed: 6 aug. 201910 aug. 2019
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Konference

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