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The rough guide to Manga

Author: Jason S Yadao
Publisher: London ; New York : Rough Guides : Distributed by the Penguin Group, 2009.
Series: Rough Guides reference guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Rough Guide to Manga" is the ultimate handbook offering a comprehensive overview of one of the most fashionable genre's in today's popular culture. The guide features the manga story: from manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP as well as publishers to look out for. You'll find an overview of manga's unique styles,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason S Yadao
ISBN: 9781858285610 1858285615
OCLC Number: 421814256
Description: viii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Manga chronicles : the story of manga --
Manga goes global : from Japan to the world --
A manga primer : decoding styles and genres --
The canon : fifty essential manga --
Beyond manga : anime, live action, videogames --
The players : manga publishers --
The information : where to go next.
Series Title: Rough Guides reference guides.
Responsibility: by Jason S. Yadao.

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"The Rough Guide to Manga" is the ultimate handbook offering a comprehensive overview of one of the most fashionable genre's in today's popular culture. The guide features the manga story: from manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP as well as publishers to look out for. You'll find an overview of manga's unique styles, techniques and genres decoded as well as a canon of fifty must-read manga, including the iconic "Astro Boy", global hits "Fruits Basket" and "Battle Royale", plus less well-known works like "Please Save My Earth". "The Rough Guide to Manga" demystifies unfamiliar terms and genres for newcomers whilst offering manga fans plenty of new recommendations including listings for manga magazines and websites along with a glossary of terms. Crammed with illustrations, and including a section on the anime connection, this is must-have Manga for beginners and enthusiasts alike."--Publisher's description.

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