Acclaimed critic Sianne Ngai theorizes the gimmick as an aesthetic category reflecting the fundamental laws of capitalism. Gimmicks make promises of saving labor and increasing value that we distrust but also find attractive. Exploring the use of this form, Ngai shows how its aesthetic dissatisfactions reflect deeper anxieties about capitalism.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-07 - Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
In company-owned rabbit-hutch apartments live tenants who can't afford to live anywhere else, and the apartment complex in which high-school girl Hatsumi Narita lives is ruled over by the rumour mongering, self-righteous Mrs. Tachibana. Get on Tachibana's bad side, and life becomes hell. When Hatsumi has to buy a pregnancy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-14 - Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
R to L (Japanese Style) Trouble with the wrong side of the law? Paparazzi won't leave you alone? Found yourself in a tight spot and you don't know where to go? Then it's time to get in touch with Kohei Nagase and his friends at Studio Gimmick. A prodigy in
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-02 - Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
A tip from the enigmatic Man God leads to the Shirone Kingdom, where Lilia and Aisha are being held captive in the palace. Rudeus and company head to the rescue--only to get swept up in some nasty, unfinished business Roxy left in her wake! Family reunions are one thing, but