Joseph Campbell Sends Out Mew: Pokemon as Mythological Narrative
Hosted by Charles Dunbar
Pokemon might be the largest and most influential franchise to come out of Japan in the past twenty years. But what are its influences? Pokemon as Mythic Narrative is a look into how the wildly popular game franchise is more than just cute monsters fighting gladiatorial battles. Examples show how the series mirrors the "Hero's Journey" espoused by the noted mythologist, aspects of world mythology and their impact on the game's storytelling, and the folklore monsters that make up its arsenal of kawaii combatants. There's more to this game than just catching them all.
Sun, 04/08/2012 at 10:00 AM in Hynes - Panel 306