A Brief History of Manga

A Brief History of Manga Manga is 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 seve

  • Title: A Brief History of Manga
  • Author: Helen McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9781781570982
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Manga is 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 illustratedManga is 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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    1. Just picked up a copy of Helen McCarthy's "A Brief History of Manga" from the library. My impression is that it is 1. totally adorable, 2. visually engaging, and 3. fun fact filled. I also let my sister paruse through it, and she agrees with me. We're both excited about this mini history.Because like it's title, it is exactly what it delivers:1. It's Brief. Very Brief!Each page contains several colour images, an interesting fact, a couple paragraphs on historical trends, and a timeline -- and al [...]

    2. As I'm more into recent anime adaptations of manga rather than manga itself, I don't think this book resonated with me (especially the sections about older manga). I enjoyed learning about the underlying trends and developments in manga over the years, and I expect this book accurately portrayed the significance of game-changing titles like Neon Genesis Evangelion, but I felt like it could have been presented in a more digestible fashion. There is so little text that the book can be finished in [...]

    3. It is brief as indicated by the title, but does pack a lot of information. One gets a fair idea of how Manga came to be and the listing of some influential Manga is a god place to start reading manga.The timeline based bubbles are interesting too. I just wish some later edition consolidates all the chapter timelines into a 2-3 pager at the end.[Cross posted the review to my blog, and ]

    4. I enjoyed this book the most. It might be because of its subject :D. I found it actually briefly perfect: Nice, short, and a motivating to dig in more and more.

    5. Power packed with essential milestones, highlights and characters in this mini encyclopaedia on manga.Comprehensive and perfect for the attention deficit world today.

    6. I held back the last star, because it has a very British POV. Very short and thorough. I'd recommend it to any fan. However, compared to the Otaku Encyclopedia it's a little wanting.

    7. Good. Exactly what one would think, covering more than a century in a small book. Great pictures. Bought as a gift (and read first) from the British Museum.

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