Manga 60 Years of Japanese Comics
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Description: Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country.Outside Japan, there has been a global boom in sales, with the manga aesthetic spreading from comics into all areas of Western youth culture through film, computer games, advertising, and design. Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics presents an accessible, entertaining, and highly-illustrated introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present. Featuring striking graphics and extracts from a wide range of manga, the book covers such themes as the specific attributes of manga in contrast to American and European comics; the life and career of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and originator of story manga; boys' comics from the 1960s to the present; the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics; the darker, more realistic themes of gekiga -- violent samurai, disturbing horror and apocalyptic science fiction; issues of censorship and protest; and manga's role as a major Japanese export and global influence.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction : irresponsible pictures : addressing perceptions and prejudices|
|Catch up, overtake ; the medium, the industry, the market, the profession|
|Japanese spirit, western learning : roots in traditional arts and imported cartoons and strips|
|The father storyteller : the life and role of Osamu Tezuka, originator of story manga|
|From a darker place : Gekiga or 'dramatic pictures' from pay libraries to newsstands|
|Boys are forever : boys' comics as the driving force of story manga|
|Through a woman's eyes : the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics|
|Developing maturity : the mass market for young males and adult men grows up|
|The all-encompassing : a medium for every taste, interest and stage of life|
|Personal agendas : the individualism of underground, fanzine and art comics subcultures|
|Culture and imperialism : manga as a major export and global influence|