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Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics

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Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country.Outside Japan, there has been a global boom in sales, with the manga aesthetic spreading from comics into all areas of Western youth culture through film, computer games, advertising, and design.

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by Harper Design
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Tim Pendry
(A Warning To Parents: This book is a serious introduction to Manga and includes a few references to and examples of graphic sexual and violent works. It is almost certainly not suitable for children under the age of 15)

I cannot recommend this book highly enough and on many levels. It explains Manga in almost every conceivable way that might be of interest - its context in Japanese cultural and political history, its social role, its development and growth as a business, its sheer scale and its
Sep 08, 2015 GONZA rated it liked it
Shelves: biblioteca
A "coffee table" book about the most famous Japanese Manga.

Un libro da tavolino sui piú famosi manga Giapponesi.
Sarah Echo
Jun 28, 2015 Sarah Echo rated it it was amazing
As a first introduction to manga as art and product, this book is fantastic. I started reading having only been exposed to a few manga titles and knowing almost nothing about manga in general, besides the stereotypes that exist in the American imagination. The author, Paul Gravett, dispels all of the popular misconceptions about manga and the Japanese people’s relationship with it and provides a concise history of the medium, from its roots in Tokugawa-era prints to the revolution of artists lik ...more
Madeline Schley
May 06, 2014 Madeline Schley rated it liked it
This book is a 171-page look into a brief and slightly confusing 60 years of manga history, from 1945 to 2004. It starts by explaining what manga is and from there goes into 10 different sections: the medium and the market, its traditional roots and imported cartoon strips, life of Osamu Tezuka, gekiga (or dramatic pictures) as a subject, boys manga, girls manga, development of the mass market, the all-encompassing, individualism of comics subculture, and manga as an exported good and global in ...more
Nov 09, 2015 Kurara rated it really liked it
Shelves: school-books, perused
Through this book, Gravett outlines the major authors of manga and their influences in the medium over the last century. He explains the origins of manga genres and styles, and the reason behind famous manga titles. Gravett’s goal is to show manga for what it truly is, to reveal its original motives and meanings; his focus is not on correcting American biases against manga, it is to report and describe the medium and how it has grown and changed. His book is a great resource for learning manga’ ...more
Veronika KaoruSaionji
Not good, but maybe the best what we can read now in English about manga.
Very chaotic and I missed everywhere many imoortant things.
But the worst was chapter about shojo manga - and this is it what I wanted to know!
I fear that I know more about shojo manga than author of this book. I understand that shojo is for girls and women, not for men, and the author is man, but why does not write this chapter some woman? Or Matt Thorn, the expert of shojo manga.
In this short chapter was about old shojo
Paul Gravetts book embraces the whole history of manga starting with the influence through american comics at time of the occupation through allied powers after world war 2nd. It explains why mangas are created and published in b/w and what influenced the style regarding works by Hokusai and the immense influence and role of Osamu Tezuka. Furthermore it explains why magazines were started and which artists had an important role in the creation of genre like shounen, shoujo, seinen and josei mang ...more
Aug 06, 2015 Dbgirl rated it really liked it
A great introduction about the manga and its history. The huge number of picture samples was great. It wasn't perfect but as an introduction it worked very well.
Soobie's heartbroken
Perfect introduction into the world of Japanese manga. Full of illustrations and examples.
Jun 30, 2016 Aj rated it really liked it
interesting read with great illustrations
Jun 02, 2013 Andrés rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Como historia de introducción al manga, le falta detalle. También me parece que la traducción deja algo que desear. Sin embargo, es bueno encontrar fuentes de historia de esta forma de arte en nuestro idioma, y las ilustraciones acompañantes son de excelente calidad. Recomendado si lo encuentran a bajo precio, y como una introducción básica al mundo del cómic japonés.
Paul Vromen
Sep 04, 2012 Paul Vromen rated it it was amazing
By no means complete but nevertheless a fantastic analysis of the style and with such an extensive overview of different genres and influences back and forth, the book contains a wealth of information and is not to be missed by serious comic fans.
Nov 30, 2008 Husti rated it really liked it
Un buen acercamiento a la actualidad e historia del cómic japonés. La edición española tiene algunos errores en la traducción de títulos y nombres de personajes, que se han dejado en inglés por alguna misteriosa razón.
Michael Brooks
May 25, 2014 Michael Brooks rated it liked it
Not always an easy read for the casually curious, but a better than average look at the world of Manga and how it's evolved for those with more than a passing interest.
Jul 13, 2014 Patty rated it really liked it
A look at the historical rise of manga in Japan and its spread to the rest of the world, with many examples and samples included.
May 08, 2012 Khursten rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
A great coffee table book on manga that captures the power of manga with each of its features.
Adam Flor
Nov 20, 2007 Adam Flor marked it as to-read
I bought this one in London. I've been procrastinating ever since.
Jan 29, 2012 Ilse rated it it was amazing
Het must-have referentiewerk voor iedere fan van manga!
Stephen Heverin
Jan 08, 2013 Stephen Heverin rated it liked it
a decent history and introduction to manga.
Yanathorn Jiararattanakul
May 24, 2008 Yanathorn Jiararattanakul rated it it was amazing
genres about manga and history
May 12, 2007 Jamil rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Paul Gravett knows his manga too.
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