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McCarthy, Helen

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Critic.

(1951-    ) UK author, critic and scholar of Manga and Anime; involved since the 1970s with UK Fandom and active since 1981 as a commentator on Japanese popular culture. She co-founded and edited the London-based magazine Anime UK (1991-1996; retitled Anime FX in 1995). Her nonfiction works include most importantly The Anime Encyclopedia (2001; exp 2006; exp 2015) with Jonathan Clements. Also of note are her studies of Hayao Miyazaki in Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation – Films, Themes, Artistry (1999) and Osamu Tezuka in The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga (2009), the latter winning a Harvey Award for achievement in the Comics field. Further titles include such popular surveys as 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide (2008) and A Brief History of Manga (2014). [DRL]

Helen McCarthy

born UK: 27 February 1951

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