Entry updated 28 November 2022. Tagged: Comics, Theme.
Japanese term for comic strip or comic book. Its now common use in the English-speaking world dates back to the 1990s. In English it is used to denote Japanese Comics specifically. There tends to be a connotation of the fantastic when English-speaking readers use the term. Movies based on manga include Akira (1988) and Appleseed (2004); the influence of manga is also strongly visible in Tetsuo (1989).
Manga creators with entries in this encyclopedia include Ranpo Edogawa, Moto Hagio, Kazumasa Hirai, Yukinobu Hoshino, Shōtarō Ishinomori, Junji Itō, Tetsu Kariya, Naoyuki Kato, Sakyo Komatsu, Satoshi Kon, Leiji Matsumoto, Katsumi Michihara, Wakako Mizuki, Keinojō Mizutama, Daijirō Morohoshi, Mamoru Oshii, Yumiko Ōshima, Katsuhiro Ōtomo, Masamune Shirow, Rumiko Takahashi, Osamu Tezuka, Tow Ubukata, Naoki Urasawa and Eiji Yokoyama. Not listed above are the very many more Japanese and overseas authors (and others such as Anime creators) whose works have been adapted into manga form. [PN/JN/DRL]
- Frederik L Schodt. Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics (Tokyo: Kōdansha International, 1986) [nonfiction: revised edition: pb/]
- Jason Thompson. Manga: The Complete Guide (New York: Ballantine Books, 2007) [nonfiction: pb/]
- Casey Brienza. Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016) [nonfiction: pb/]
- Eike Exner. Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2021) [nonfiction: pb/]
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