Mr Laurence Green

Key information

MA Japanese Studies (SOAS)
Email address
Thesis title
From score to song - The rise of the ‘star composer’ and the role of music in contemporary anime
Internal Supervisors
Dr Griseldis Kirsch


I completed my MA in Japanese Studies at SOAS, with my dissertation focusing on the use of genre tropes in anime (Japanese animation). I have a strong spread of practical experience related to Japan, including voluntary work as a helper at the July & December 2017 JLPT exams at SOAS, for ZOOM Japan magazine at Hyper Japan, Japan Matsuri and MCM London Comic Con, as well as for the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. My other recent experiences include conducting ‘Japan Day’ taster sessions focusing on anime and manga for SOAS’ Routes Into Language scheme - presenting to secondary school students and conducting activities such as origami and teaching students to write their names in Japanese. I have also written as a freelance reviewer for both NEO Magazine - the UK’s largest Asian pop culture magazine - as well as the Japan Society Review.

Research interests

  • Japanese popular culture
  • Specialising in animation
  • Film and music

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