Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics
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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...more
Madeline Schley
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
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...more
Soobie's heartbroken
Perfect introduction into the world of Japanese manga. Full of illustrations and examples.
Andrés
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
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.
Husti
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
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.
Khursten
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.
Ilse
Het must-have referentiewerk voor iedere fan van manga!
Stephen Heverin
a decent history and introduction to manga.
Yanathorn Jiararattanakul
genres about manga and history
Jamil
May 12, 2007 Jamil rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Paul Gravett knows his manga too.
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