Obituary – Antonia Judith Levi


Antonia Judith Levi

1947 - 2022

Antonia Judith Levi, formerly of Hawaii and a resident of Point Roberts, Washington, passed away on March 2, 2022. She graduated from University High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and earned a PhD in Japanese history from Stanford University.

Antonia was an international lecturer and author whose specialty was anime, the contemporary art of Japanese animation. She studied at Tokyo University, and for many years taught Japanese history and popular culture at Amherst College, Whitman College, Portland State University, and Loyola Marymount University. In 1996, she authored “Samurai from Outer Space,” a well-received textbook chronicling Japanese animation; and co-authored “Introduction to Rubrics” in 2004, updated in 2012.

In her last few years, Toni lived in Point Roberts and wrote numerous short stories and poems published in B.C. Toni is survived by her brother Matt, sister-in-law Cheryl, nieces Morgan, Cianna and Alia, and her beloved cats. Toni will also be remembered for her friendship and witty banter by members of numerous writing and poetry circles, and a worldwide legion of friends gathered throughout her exuberant life.