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by Frederik L. Schodt


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Frederik L. Schodt received a 2017 Japan Foundation Award in 2017 for his work in bringing Osamu Tezuka and other manga artists to the world! Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga!

Frederik L. Schodt received a 2017 Japan Foundation Award in 2017 for his work in bringing Osamu Tezuka and other manga artists to the world! Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins.

Schodt, Frederik . 1950-. Cartoons & comic strips, Comic book & cartoon art, Humor, Literary Criticism, Japan, General, Art, Popular Culture, Comic books, strips, etc. Publisher. Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International ; New York, . Distributed in the . by Kodansha International/USA through Harper & Row. Collection. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics is a 1983 book by Frederik L. Schodt

Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics is a 1983 book by Frederik L. Schodt. Part of Schodt's motivation for writing it was to introduce manga to English speakers. The book is copiously illustrated and features a foreword by Osamu Tezuka.

Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics Paperback. So different from American comics. But he shows that the true flowering of manga arose in post-War Japan. Manga is seen in Japan as a serious literary form. While some manga are indeed trash, others are considered on a par with novels. Glimpses of quite a different culture. Schodt wrote his study in 1983, when manga was still relatively unknown in the US.

Frederik L. Schodt received a 2017 Japan Foundation Award in 2017 for his work in bringing Osamu Tezuka and . Schodt received a 2017 Japan Foundation Award in 2017 for his work in bringing Osamu Tezuka and other manga artists to the world! Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. More than that, given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well, Manga! Manga! provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. The book includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix, Reiji Matsumoto's Ghost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen.

Manga in Japanese means "comics," and comics in Japan are simply the most marvelous multifaceted misunderstood . Author Fred Schodt offers a wealth of highlights and sidelights into history, themes, and artists.

Manga in Japanese means "comics," and comics in Japan are simply the most marvelous multifaceted misunderstood mass-market monster publishing phenomenon ever, anywhere. A multibillion dollar industry. tens of millions of devoted fans. thousands of ceaselessly toiling artists, a few of whom grow fabulously wealthy. And every page is chock-full of samples from Japanese comic magazines. Here is popular culture running at a high pitch, and outsiders might find it all a bit puzzling and perverse. So if you're a bit straitlaced take it slow. Schodt, Osamu Tezuka. Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the bible' from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. Schodt is an American translator, interpreter and writer. Schodt's father was in the US foreign service, and he grew up in Norway, Australia, and Japan. The family first went to Japan in 1965 when Schodt was fifteen

Frederik L. The family first went to Japan in 1965 when Schodt was fifteen. They left in 1967 but Schodt remained to graduate from Tokyo's American School in Japan, in 1968.

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Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. More than that, given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well, Manga! Manga! provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. The book includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix, Reiji Matsumoto's Ghost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen.

Comments: (7)

Aloo
This is an absolutely wonderful work and is considered, as earlier commentators expressed, the bible of manga studies. As others have said, it's an impossible act to follow, for many reasons. Schodt's credibility in the field, which includes his friendship with Tezuka, his high level Japanese language skills, the award given to him by the Japanese government, his wonderfully accessible writing style for all readers, his fascinating ability to subtly project his own enthusiasm for the material, all combine to make this a "must-have" book for anyone interested in manga. Fred Schodt actually knows or knew many of the manga luminaries that he writes about. What is even more spectacular is that his Dreamland Japan climbs up to the same lofty level of achievement, exploring the more obscure, but equally fascinating, sides of manga. Anyone with interest in manga should read both works to begin exploring the field of manga studies that Fred Schodt pioneered (his other books are excellent too!). One of the many wonderful things about his writing is, despite it being scholarly and having the utmost credibility, is how entertaining it is. One of the book's many advantageous qualities is Fred's desire to point to larger issues through his explorations.
Puchock
I bought this book while I'm writing my dissertation about manga and I wanted to start from the basic. Schodt's work is the first of a long series of book about that matter.

What I found interesting was the perspective the author used for this book. He knew he was going to present something extremely new to a public which didn't know absolutely nothing about Japanese comics and had a completely different idea of comics.

I don't agree with the Schodt only towards the end when he writes that it will be almost impossible to translate lots of Japanese comics into other languages because the cultural differences are too wide. I've been reading comics for 16 years now, which is more that half of my age, and I've read about anything. Japanese mythology or playing Go or Japanese history. And all of these was translated into my language.

In addition, Schodt said that according to him the tropes of manga where difficult to understand for an American audience because they were not used to them. By tropes I mean, for example, the little drop that appear on the face of a manga character when something doesn't go as planned or the fact that people got a nosebleed when they are aroused. Schodt's comment was really American-centered because I'm not American and still I find it more difficult to read American comics rather than manga. I probably miss some of the tropes that are common for US readers and the boards are something built in a weird way and I have to think which way to read and that doesn't happen when I read a manga.

To conclude, I give this book four stars only because it's an outdated book. The reader should read something newer after this one but as introduction into the world of manga is perfect.
Rolling Flipper
The book gives you a pretty good look on how manga developed over the years, and delivers what it promises in the beginning: help you understand how the manga world works. All in all is an amazing book if you want to know more about how manga turned out so differently from american comics. For a real comparison between american comics and manga thou, I'd recommend Paul Gravett's book which does it beautifully. Schodt's work was first published in 1983, so numbers are outdated, and you can't really use it as standards for present manga market, but it gives you great look on how the market itself looked like before the decline in the 1990s.
Like I said before, if you're looking to find out how manga came to be, some about Osamu Tezuka and the differences between shonen and shoujo manga, this book is perfect.
lubov
very good!!
Grari
This book helped me in my thesis a lot. Manga Manga gives you a soft background of history (which you can complete with 1000 years of manga) and the way manga works (in general) how its participation in culture is.

I recomend it if you want to know more about manga, its not for learning how to draw.
Pedora
Originally published in 1983, Fred Schodt's re-released Manga! Manga! is an improvement on an already stellar work. Schodt is a translator, writer, and critic on things Japanese-in particular manga. He writes in a fluent, articulate style that will persuade even the conservative high culture guardians that manga (and anime) belongs along with Kabuki and Noh and flower arrangement in the pantheon of great Japanese cultural gifts to the world. Manga! Manga! is meticulously researched and leavened with anecdotes from Schodt's many years in Japan.

When the first edition appeared, some twenty years ago, outside of Japan few even knew what manga was. Manga today is a major industry. In 1996, some 2.3 billion magazines were being churned out-or 40% of all publications in highly literate Japan. Adults are now being targeted with more plot-driven manga, and its export to Asia, Europe, and the US can be counted as one of Japan's great "industrial" success stories.

This version has been revised but retains the best of the 1983 section. Following an introduction by Osamu Tezuka, Schodt delves into the history of manga in a section that covers a thousand years of Japanese pictorial history. This includes native traditions, foreign influence, the War years, and more. The text then moves onto chapters on types of manga: samurai, women-centric, business, erotic. The last two chapters feature a behind-the-scenes look at those who produce the manga, and then an essay on the future of manga. At the end of the book are samples from four titans of manga-Osamu Tezuka, Reiji Matsumoto, Riyoko Ikeda, and Keiji Nakazawa.

Excellent. A great, great read.
Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics download epub
Graphic Novels
Author: Frederik L. Schodt
ISBN: 0870117521
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Language: English
Publisher: Kodansha USA (May 15, 1986)
Pages: 260 pages