Entry updated 29 November 2021. 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). [PN/JN]
see also: Osamu Tezuka.
- 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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