Matt Thorn

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Matt Thorn was born May 12, 1965, in Pennsylvania. She first discovered manga (Japanese comics) as an exchange student at Konan University in 1985. In 1988, she began to study shōjo manga (girls' and women's comics) in earnest at the University of Illinois, where she earned a Master of Arts in East Asian & Pacific Studies. While shifting the focus of her study to what manga mean to the girls and women who read them, she also began professionally translating such manga as Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, Ranma 1/2, and Banana Fish. In 1991, she entered Columbia University's doctoral program in cultural anthropology. With a fellowship from the Japan Foundation, she conducted field work in the Hanshin area from 1994 to 1995. She earned a Ma ...more

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Wandering Son, Vol. 1

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Otherworld Barbara, Volume 1 by Moto Hagio
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