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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: ENG REFER GRA2004
Title: Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics
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Personal name: Gravett, Paul
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Reference
International Standard Book Number: 1856693910
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Harper Design International (Harper Collins Publishers)
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2004
Other physical details: Softcover
Summary, etc. note: apan'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. Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics presents an accessible, entertaining, and highly-illustrated introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present. Featuring striking graphics and extracts from a wide range of manga, the book covers such themes as the specific attributes of manga in contrast to American and European comics; the life and career of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and originator of story manga; boys' comics from the 1960s to the present; the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics; the darker, more realistic themes of gekiga -- violent samurai, disturbing horror and apocalyptic science fiction; issues of censorship and protest; and manga's role as a major Japanese export and global influence.
Expansion of summary note: manga, history, Japan
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: July 2019
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