KURODA Makoto

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Name
KURODA Makoto
E-mail
kurodawayo.ac.jp
URL
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/
Affiliation
Wayo Women's University
Section
School of Humanities Department of International Studies and Communication
Job title
Associate Professor

Profile

Lecturing upon Peter S. Beagle and his masterpiece The Last Unicorn for more than 30 years. My fantasy literature research field is now extending up to include the area occupied by anime, game and figures. Genuine metaphysical approach to the thorough understanding to fundamental implication of existence and phenomenon culminated in the demand of further integration of mind with space-time continuum as well as fictional world.

My present responsible courses are anime study, game study, contemporary culture study etc.

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Research Areas

 
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1980
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Waseda University
 

Published Papers

 
The Annihilation of Genre Axes in Madlax : Amorphous Fiction of Dislocated Perspectives and Archetypes / Fictional Reality 2
KURODA Makoto
Bulletin of Wayo Women's University   57 1-14   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
The Annihilation of Genre Axes in Madlax: Amorphous Fiction of Dislocated Perspectives and Archetypes / Fictional Reality 1
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (56) 1-14   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Identity and Individuality of Alternative Fictions 2
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University (55)      Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Identity and Individuality of Alternative Fictions: Fictional Archetype and Equivalency of A Movie to the Original Novel (part 1)
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (54) 49-61   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Movie Peter Pan discussed as alternative fiction, in view of the meta-identity of characters pervading many worlds
Science, Science Fiction and Speculation: God, Man and Self in Ergo Proxy 3
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (53) 1-12   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Immortal god produces his alter ego in order to kill himself in vengeance for his agony inflicted by his creator, humans.
The regent, who was entrusted the care of the dome city created by a god, carries away a god off another dome city, after hi...
Science, Science Fiction and Speculation: God, Man and Self in Ergo Proxy 2
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (52) 49-60   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
An idle god neglects his mission and imitates the action of a human girl making up her face, together with an innocent minded robot girl.
Science, Science Fiction and Speculation: God, Man and Self in Ergo Proxy 1
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (51) 79-89   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Man-made gods called “proxies” create various worlds according to their power and propensity, which take the form of dome, tower, bookstore, quiz show, amusement park and delusion world, etc.

Misc

 
Dislocation of Genre Concepts in Madlax: Fictional Perspectives and Hyper Natural Directing Method 1
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature (49)   51 45-84   Mar 2017
Identity of Character and Fictional Work 2
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature (49)      Mar 2015
Identity of Character and Fictional Work: Movie Peter Pan as Alternative Fiction
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (48) 1-22   Mar 2014
Identity of Summoned Heroes: Aspects of Psyche and Phases of Persona in Fate/stay night
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (47) 42-100   Mar 2013
This paper investigated the possibility of irradiating archetypal correlatives of individuality, through the examination of the description and expression about the spells used in summoning magic. Several interesting Japanese video games and anim...
Figurines, Fiction and Identity
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (46) 69-113   Mar 2012
Modern man tends to understand himself as an individual, which occupy peculiar coordinate point and should be recognized as definitely distinguishable entity from other similar existences. But the constituent of consciousness can not be corrobora...
Meanings and Ambiguity in Visual Art: Pleroma Motive in Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (45) 21-75   Mar 2011
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders presents more dreamlike fictional world than any other dream novel or dream movie, since the viewers’ experience of watching this visual itself can not be separated from the primordial human psyche where everything ...
Shadow Motive in The Last Unicorn: Metaphysical Visual Expression Adopted in an Animation Film
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (44) 1-34   Mar 2010
discussed the visual reorganization of metaphysical theme adopted in an animated film out of the original meta-fantasy novel
Translation and Commentary on Sue Matheson's Study on The Last Unicorn: "Psychic Transformation and Regeneration of Language in Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn"
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women's University   (50) 201-216   Mar 2010
Translation and commentary on Sue Matheson's study of The Last Unicorn. Comparisons with my own research are made and additional view points are suggested.
Supernatural System Theory and Antifantasy
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (43) 1-75   Mar 2009
This paper discussed the principle of magic, supposedly the most important theme in the mysterious fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn. Comparison with Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa's poetry principle "mental sketch" is made, in order to understand t...
Quantum Logic--Paradox--Impossible Worlds: Actualism and Antifantasy
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (49) 15-32   Mar 2009
Universal Unicorn: Ontological Merkmal in The Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (42) 15-50   Mar 2008
Fabulous Hero in Antifantasy: The Ridiculous and Romantic Aspiration in The Last Unicorn part 2
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (48) 1-16   Mar 2008
Red Bull: The Shadow of Ignorance and Blindness
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (41) 29-62   2007
This paper discussed the ontological phase of the supernatural being Red Bull, depicted in The Last Unicorn in view of archetypal shadow motive. According to the description of Deuteronomy, prophesied magical creature "reem" had the power to chas...
Fabulous Hero in Antifantasy: the Ridiculous and Fantastic Aspiration in The Last Unicorn" part1
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (47) 39-54   Mar 2007
Meaningless Meaning: Ambiguity, Inconsistency, Sorcery and Dream in The Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (40) 12-46   Mar 2006
Rhetoric of Nonexistence: Impossible simile and Unimaginable Scenes in The Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (46) 41-69   2006
The Ridiculous and Fraud: Aspiration for the Eternal in Antifantasy
KURODA Makoto
Woyo Women's University Language and Literature   (39) 26-59   Mar 2005
Fantasy as Antifantasy 8: (Kiss and Riddle)
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (45) 1-17   Mar 2005
Discussed the existential traits assumed in Peter Pan through the description about kiss and riddle in Peter and Wendy
The Avaricious Stoist of A Barren Kingdom
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (38) 29-45   Mar 2004
This paper discussed the significant role of an antihero played by King Haggard in The Last Unicorn as reflecting modern intelligent mind's hopeless isolation out of the integral coordination of universe.
Peter's Mysterious Wisdom and Ignorance
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women's University   (44) 17-36   2004
The "Manga" in The Last Unicorn: Postmodern Strategy of Antifantasy
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (37) 13-26   2003
This paper discussed the peculiar trait of absurdism in The Last Unicorn as showing other-worldly aspiration in contrast with the drastic change of world-view experienced after the discovery of quantum physics
Fantasy as Antifantasy 5,6
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (43) 1-21   Mar 2003
Fraudulent Narration: Deconstruction in Antifantasy
(36) 29-48   2002
Fantasy as Antifantasy 3,4
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (42) 15-30   Mar 2002
Goodform and Reflection: Captain Hook's Melancholia
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Language and Literature   (35) 21-40   Mar 2001
This paper explores the nature of inevitably pursuing dilemma experienced by self-reflective consciousness. Awareness of "self" can never be free from the sense of "bad form" , as long as it adheres to the notion of "good form", only achieved a...
Fantasy as Antifantasy
KURODA Makoto
The Bulletin of Wayo Women’s University   (41) 33-48   Mar 2001

Books etc

 
Makoto Kuroda
Bokka-sha   Feb 2012   ISBN:443416399X
Makoto Kuroda
Bokka-sha   May 2009   ISBN:4434131834
James Matthew Barrie, Makoto Kuroda (Part:Joint Work)
Kindaibungei-sha   Apr 2006   ISBN:4773373695
Makoto Kuroda
Kindaibungei-sha   Mar 2005   ISBN:4773372435
Annotated Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
Kindaibungei-sha   2004   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Identity and Individuality of Alternative Fictions: Fictional Archetype and Equivalency of A Movie to the Original Novel
KURODA Makoto
Sakura Seminar House Public Lecture   5 Oct 2013   
Trial and Phenomenon Depicted in an Anime Scene [Invited]
KURODA Makoto
Visual Media in University Classes   28 Sep 2013   
Visual Media and Network Environment [Invited]
KURODA Makoto
Visual Media in University Classes   22 Feb 2013   
Ceci n'est pas une figurine: Identity of Figure
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   3 Nov 2012   
Speculative Attempt to Integrate Fictional World and Reality
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   6 Oct 2012   
Convergence of mainstream and subculture
Makoto Kuroda
Public Seminar   12 May 2012   
The Identity of Figures
Makoto Kuroda
Public Lecture   29 Oct 2011   
Poetical Expression and Visual Arts
Makoto Kuroda
Public Seminar   8 Oct 2011   
Rhetoric and Rhyme
Makoto Kuroda
Public Seminar   20 May 2011   
Anime, Game and Possible Worlds
Makoto Kuroda
Public Lecture   1 Nov 2010   
Anime, Game and Philosophical World View
Makoto Kuroda
Public Seminar   3 Oct 2010   
Dreamland of Unconscious Wish: Labyrinth
Makoto Kuroda
School Festival Public Seminar   1 Nov 2009   
Dreamland of Polysemy: Valerie's Week of Wonders
Makoto Kuroda
Public Lecture   31 Oct 2009   
Anime Studies: Bakemonogatari and The Melancholia of Haruhi Suzumiya
Makoto Kuroda
Public Lecture   31 Oct 2009   
Peter S. Beagle's Short Stories
Makoto Kuroda
Puiblic Seminar   5 Sep 2009   
English Subtitles of Japanese Anime
Makoto Kuroda
Ichikawa Citizen's Academy   10 May 2009   
Anime Studies: Idol Master Xenoglossia and Simoun
Makoto Kuroda
School Festival Public Seminar   1 Nov 2008   
Legendary Anime, The Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
English Department Public Seminar   Sep 2008   
Short Stories of Peter S. Beagle
KURODA Makoto
Public Seminar   Sep 2008   
Philosophical Interpretation of "Moe"
KURODA Makoto
Public Seminar   May 2008   
The World of The Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
School Festival Public Seminar   Nov 2007   
See below homepage
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/H17E_fest/eibun.htm
Reading Peter and Wendy
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Public Seminar   Sep 2007   
Reading Peter and Wendy
KURODA Makoto
English Department Public Seminar   Sep 2006   
Peter and Wendy: Comparison of Movie and Orginal Novel
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Jul 2006   
Reading Peter and Wendy
KURODA Makoto
Public Seminar   May 2006   
Shadows Disguised as God or Demon [Invited]
KURODA Makoto
Ichikawa Citizen's Academy   10 Dec 2005   
See below homepage
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/joan/joan.htm
Philology and "The Lord of the Rings"
KURODA Makoto
English Department Public Seminar   Sep 2005   
See below homepage
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/open/tolkien.htm
Peter Pan's Riddle and Captain Hook's Enigma [Invited]
KURODA Makoto
Ichikawa City Public Seminar   7 Jul 2005   
Visual Effect of Animated Film The Last Unicorn
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   13 Jun 2005   
See below homepage
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/anti/anime.htm
The World of "The Last Unicorn"
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Nov 2004   
Studying Fantasy Literature
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Feb 2004   
The World of "The Last Unicorn"
KURODA Makoto
Public Seminar   2004   
Hidden Perspective of Harry Potter World
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Nov 2003   
Study English with the Movie "AI"
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Nov 2003   
Study English with Harry Potter
KURODA Makoto
Wayo Women's University Public Seminar   Sep 2003   
The World of Peter and Wendy
KURODA Makoto
Ichikawa Citizen's Seminar   12 Jun 2003   
The Lord of the Rings: Philology and Fantasy
KURODA Makoto
Public Seminar   May 2003   
Mysteries in Peter Pan, Captain Hook and "Peter and Wendy"
KURODA Makoto
Ichikawa Citizen's Seminar   2003   
Harry Potter and Fantasy Literature
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   2003   
See below homepage
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/open/hp.htm
Study English with Harry Potter
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   3 Nov 2002   
Consider the Limit of Computer Translating system
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   14 Sep 2002   
See below homepage
http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~mac-kuro/open/ec.htm
Fantasy Literature and Logic
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   17 Jun 2002   
Study English with Harry Potter
KURODA Makoto
public seminar   16 Mar 2002   
Public Seminar held by Mobara Eigo Gakuin
Why Peter Pan can fly? A Philosophical Solution
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Oct 2001   
Cottingley Case and the Movie "Fairytale"
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Nov 2000   
Fairy Lore and Fantasy Literature
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Jun 2000   
Fairies and Fantasy Literature
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   May 2000   
Phantastes and Shadow Motive
KURODA Makoto
Public Lecture   Nov 1999   

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