The Magic of Pokemon is a 1998 book consisting of four parts and an introduction. The book begins by discussing the "Dennō Senshi Porygon" incident, with Part 1 mostly consisting of a collection of newspaper clippings about the case. Part 2 contains general information about Pokemon, Shogakukan, and CoroCoro. Part 3 begins with the chapter "The Birth of Pokemon", which discusses Pokemon's roots. Part 3 further contains an interview with Shigesato Itoi, a short history of Japan's video game industry, and again a chapter about the "Dennō Senshi Porygon" incident. Part 4 contains essays about the influence of mass media on children.
The book contains a few graphics that are difficult to put in wiki markup. In particular, it features a rather complex table on pages 162-163 which I attempted to replicate here.
Table of contents
|Table of Contents||4 – 6|
|PART 1: The "Pokemon Case" and the Media||7|
|The Role of the Media as Revealed by Incident Coverage||8 – 12|
|News File||13 – 91|
|The "Pokémon Incident" Tons of Words||92 – 102|
|Celebrity Emergency Anket||103 – 112|
|PART 2: What is "Pokemon"?||113|
|"Pokemon" course for fathers||114 – 121|
|"Pokemon" has become a part of our daily lives||122 – 128|
|PART 3: The Age of Television and Gaming||129|
|The Birth of Pokemon||130 – 144|
|Interview with Shigesato Itoi||145 – 152|
|History of the Video Game Industry||153 – 157|
|Why did the children fall||158 – 159|
|Children's Incidents and Adult Logic in Subcultures||160 – 168|
|PART 4: Children as Consumers||169|
|Both mother and child have begun to have a strange immunity to the media!||170 – 178|
|What have we done for our children?||179 – 185|
|Everything is full of cartoons||186 – 187|
|Appendix||188 – 190|
|About the authors, publishing information||191|
|Books by Takahiro Otsuki||192|
The Magic of Pokemon was released on 30 March 1998. It was published by Mainichi Newspaper Corporation, which is of course the publisher of the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.
I can create a PDF document of the book if all pages have been proofread.
Similarly, I can create a PDF document of the book if all pages have been translated.