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Manga : the complete guide

Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books/Del Rey, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether you're new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here's a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! Includes incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork; titles rated from zero to four stars; guidelines for age-appropriateness; profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Jason, 1974-
Manga.
New York : Ballantine Books/Del Rey, c2007
(OCoLC)894799790
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Thompson
ISBN: 0345485904 9780345485908
OCLC Number: 85833345
Notes: "A Del Rey Trade Paperback Original"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxix, 556 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Sixty years of Japanese comics --
Manga in America --
What makes Manga different --
Publishers, magazines, and graphic novels --
Four Manga demographics --
What?s not in this book --
How to use the reviews --
General Manga reviews and types of Manga: Children and families --
Comedy and gag --
Cooking --
Crime and Yakuza --
Dojinshi --
Fantasy --
Four-panel Manga --
Games and hobbies --
Horror --
Japanese history --
Josei --
Magical girls --
Martial arts --
Mecha and robots --
Military --
Music and performance --
Mystery --
Ninja --
Occult and religion --
Otaku --
Pets and animals --
Phantom thieves --
Politics --
Psychic --
Romance and love comedy --
RPGs --
Salaryman --
Science fiction --
Seinen --
Shojo --
Shonen --
Sports --
Superheroes --
Tokusatsu --
Transgender --
Underground and Gekiga --
Video games --
Yuri/Lesbian --
YAOI reviews --
Adult reviews --
Afterword --
Appendix A: Age ratings --
Appendix B: Japanese language --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Artist index --
Illustration credits.
Responsibility: Jason Thompson.
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Whether you're new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here's a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! Includes incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork; titles rated from zero to four stars; guidelines for age-appropriateness; profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others; the facts on the many kinds of manga; an overview of the manga industry and its history; and a detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms.--From publisher description.

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