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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
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|Description:||176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
|Contents:||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.
"Eye-opening...this is the book for anyone who wants to understand the manga phenomenon."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism.
- Comic books, strips, etc.