Jason Cody Douglass is Director of Admissions Consulting at Tokyo Academics and Lecturer in Global and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hosei University. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University, culminating with a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures. His doctoral thesis, Animation Before Anime, was awarded the 2023 Marston Anderson Prize for Best Dissertation in East Asian Languages and Literatures. He has privately tutored college and graduate school applicants since 2014, and for more than a decade has served in a variety of educational roles including faculty member, writing tutor, research fellow, English teacher, journal referee, film programmer, freelance translator, and freshman counselor. As a scholar of animated media and popular culture, he has authored articles and translations in a wide array of peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research on more than twenty occasions at international conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America.