Beyond immersion: Gin Tama and palimpsestuous reception

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This chapter looks at the Japanese media mix franchise of Gin Tama, typically considered an extremely disruptive set of metaleptic texts (manga, anime, film, games, etc.), as an exemplary case of transmedial reception. From a combined aesthetic and audience-centered perspective, I propose to substitute the common metaphor of interrupted immersion with that of palimsestuous reception. This concept refers to the activity of activating multiple textual reception processes at the same time, and introduces a new perspective to investigate the aesthetic potential of transmedial reception in general.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComics and Videogames : From Hybrid Medialities to Transmedia Expansions
EditorsAndreas Rauscher, Daniel Stein, Jan-Noël Thon
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9780367474195
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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