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Schodt, Frederik L. Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics. 2. Aufl. Tokyo: Kodansha Int. 1986. (260 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-87011-752-1
BibTeX citation key: Schodt1983a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Japan, Manga
Creators: Schodt
Publisher: Kodansha Int. (Tokyo)
Abstract
Since its publication in 1983 Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually a “bible” from which all studies and appreciation of manga begin. Moreover, given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well, Manga! Manga! provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. A Collector's Edition is available for those who fully appreciate the value of the book and want an edition that aesthetically expresses that value. Manga! Manga! includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix, Reiji Matsumoto's Ghost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen.

Table of Contents

Osamu Tezuka: Foreword (10)

A Thousand Million Manga (12)
Themes and Readers (15)
Reading, and the Structure of Narrative Comics (18)
Why Japan? (25)

A Thousand Years of Manga (28)
The Comic Art Tradition (28)
Western Styles (38)
Safe and Unsafe Art (49)
Comics and the War Machine (55)
The Phoenix Becomes a Godzilla (60)

The Spirit of Japan (68)
Paladins of the Past (68)
Modern-Day Warriors (73)
Samurai Sports (79)

Flowers and Dreams (88)
Picture Poems (88)
Women Artists Take Over (94)
Sophisticated Ladies (98)

The Economic Animal at Work and at Play (106)
Pride and Craftsmanship (106)
Mr. Lifetime Salary-Man (111)
Mah Jongg Wizards (114)

Regulation versus Fantasy (120)
Is There Nothing Sacred? (120)
Social and Legal Restraints (126)
Erotic Comics (132)

The Comic Industry (138)
Artists (138)
Publishers (143)
Profits (145)

The Future (148)
The New Visual Generation (148)
Challenges for the Industry (150)
First Japan, Then the World? (153)

Index (257)
More on Japanese Comics (259)
Last Words (260)
  
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