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500 Mangas: Heroes and Villains
The explosion in the popularity of manga -- the Ja

Our Price: $19.00
By Helen McCarthy (au)
Year: 2006
Pages: 352
Binding Paperback
ISBN 9.78E+12

Product Code: 1422395596

The explosion in the popularity of manga -- the Japanese cartoon art genre -- & anime, which is its sister genre in films, has been phenomenal. Manga’s origin dates back 800 years to crude drawings on Japanese temple walls. Today, manga comics are recognized as an important literary genre in Japan. This book focuses on the genre’s 500 most popular characters created between 1930 & the present day. Full-color reproductions of characters are accompanied by thumbnail histories giving details of their lives in Japanese comics, dates when they first appeared, & major events in the history of manga. 50 key characters, incl. Astro Boy, Sapphire, Lupin III, & Godzilla are discussed at length. Includes articles on the most famous manga artists. Color illus.

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