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While visiting Japan, animation writer Chris Robinson gets lost. As hedrifts through Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto he happens upon a number of mysteriousfigures including Bob Dylan, Haruki Murakami, Sumo wrestlers, Big Bird and, by goodchance, many famous Japanese animators -- both living and dead. Each of thesecharacters takes Robinson into a deep, dark, mysterious world of Japanese animationthat does not include Godzilla, Akira, Anime, Manga, or Hasao Miyazaki. Thisinventive and unusual study rewrites the history of Japanese animation looking atthe work of Atsushi Wada, Taku Furukawa, Renzo and Sayoko Kinoshita, Maya Yonesho, and many more.