Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics

ISBN-10: 1568364768
ISBN-13: 9781568364766
Edition: 2012
List price: $26.95
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Description: Since first published in 1983,Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comicshas been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. More than that,  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kodansha America, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Since first published in 1983,Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comicshas been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. More than that, given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well,Manga! Manga!provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. The book includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka'sPhoenix, Reiji Matsumoto'sGhost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda'sThe Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa'sBarefootGen.

Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a medium for children. His many early masterpieces include the series known in the U.S. as Astro Boy. With his sweeping vision, deftly interwined plots, feel for the workings of power, and indefatigable commitment to human dignity, Tezuka elevated manga to an art form. The later Tezuka, who authored Buddha, often had in mind the mature readership that manga gained in the sixties and that had only grown ever since. The Kurosawa of Japanese pop culture, Osamu Tezuka is a twentieth century classic.

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