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    DescriptionManga is more than a genre in the comics field: it is a vital creative medium in its own right, with hundreds of millions of readers worldwide, a host of graphic styles, and a rich history now spanning seven decades. Now for the first time, that history is told by an award-winning expert in the field. Covering topics from Akira to Mazinger Z, this book is fully illustrated throughout, and photos of key creators accompany accessible sidebars and timelines. The text is chronological, telling the story of Manga from its early-20th-century origins to its global dominance. Timelines relate key publications to events in Japanese and World history, and frequent sidebars give short biographies of key creative figures. Answering the key questions of any fan - where did my favourite manga come from, and what should I read next? - this book will open doors to neophytes and experts alike. Fans of manga and anime will: - discover the stories behind their favorite manga creator - be inspired by the history of the medium and its genre - find new manga to read and fall in love with

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    A Brief History of Manga
    The Essential Pocket Guide to Japanese Pop Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen McCarthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781781570982
    ISBN 10: 1781570981

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    DC22: 741.5952
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    B&T Approval Code: A03400000, A28441200
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000, CGN004050
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-GW
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC1
    BISAC V2.8: LIT017000, CGN004170
    DC23: 741.59
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JBCC1, DSK
    LC classification: PN6790.J3 M33 2014
    Thema V1.0: NHF, XR, XQA, AKLC1
    Illustrations note
    50 colour illustrations
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    Publication date
    30 August 2014
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    Author Information
    Helen McCarthy is one of the west's most distinguished manga experts. The Harvey- award-winning biographer of Osamu Tezuka, she is regularly interviewed in the mass media abour manga, curated a Tezuka exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, and - the ultimate compliment - has seen her work translated back into Japanese.