Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics 

Do you know someone who would be interested in learning how Manga started, its development, history, the way it works and its role and participation in culture? This book Manga! Manga! By Frederik L. Schodt is absolutely fantastic. This is an interesting piece of work that clearly demonstrates every aspect of Manga, the world of Japanese comics.

Frederik L. Schodt, the author explores the world of Japanese comics and makes an interesting book out of it. It gives the reader a new perspective and outlook on how manga developed over the years. Using articulate language, Schodt makes it easy for his readers to understand and relate to this concept.

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Right from the beginning, Schodt lays a comprehensive background to make the aspect of Manga fully understandable to his readers. The book has 96 pages which include the introduction of Osamu, Tezuka, Reiji Matsumoto, Riyoko Ikeda’s and a section of Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen.

He delves into the history of native Japanese traditions, the war years, how the foreign-influenced the culture and more. The book further goes on to equip the reader with information on different types of Manga in several chapters which include women-centric, samurai, erotic, business and many more. He even discusses the future of Manga.

His knowledge on this topic shines through the book. He writes it so well and easily breaks the language barrier. This is the first American book that expertly explains the world of Manga and explores different genres from the world of Manga.


An excellent book that expertly delves into the world of Manga

Frederik L. Schodt, the author, is an expert in the world of Japanese comics and has received a recognition award from the Japanese government

The book is meticulously written and will make the reader appreciate the Japanese culture