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Jüngst, Heike Elisabeth: "Manga in Germany – From Translation to Simulacrum." In: Perspectives. Studies in Translatology 14 (2007), S. 248–259. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/09076760708669042
BibTeX citation key: Jungst2007a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Deutschland, Interkulturalität, Manga, Rezeption, Übersetzung
Creators: Jüngst
Collection: Perspectives. Studies in Translatology
This article does not focus on translation per se but on cultural exchange and intercultural influences as precipitated and mediated by translation. Manga is a prime example for this kind of exchange. With the translation of manga into German and the ensuing popularity, German artists started producing manga of their own. Some of these manga were (and some still are) an amalgam of elements of European comics and Japanese manga and tried to find new ways of expression within the format. Others, however, have all the characteristics of a simulacrum: They look like manga translated from Japanese into German. However, as with every simulacrum, there is no original. In the case of these manga, there is no original Japanese version.
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