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This guide will teach you how to draw shoujo and shounen manga.
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The World of Japanese Comics

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Manga! Manga! - Frederik L. Schodt; Osamu Tezuka
ISBN: 9781568364766
Publication Date: 2013-01-25
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 BarefootGen.

 

Manga

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Manga - Paul Gravett
ISBN: 9781856693912
Publication Date: 2004-08-03
Japan's output of manga is massive, accounting for a staggering forty percent of everything published each year in the country.Outside Japan, there has been a global boom in sales, with the manga aesthetic spreading from comics into all areas of Western youth culture through film, computer games, advertising, and design. Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics presents an accessible, entertaining, and highly-illustrated introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from 1945 to the present. Featuring striking graphics and extracts from a wide range of manga, the book covers such themes as the specific attributes of manga in contrast to American and European comics; the life and career of Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy and originator of story manga; boys' comics from the 1960s to the present; the genres and genders of girls' and women's comics; the darker, more realistic themes of gekiga -- violent samurai, disturbing horror and apocalyptic science fiction; issues of censorship and protest; and manga's role as a major Japanese export and global influence.

 

What is manga?

Manga is a style of Japanese comic books that are referred to as graphic novels. Manga can be aimed at adults or children, and have various genres. Typically, a manga book is read backwards because Japanese read right to left instead of the American left to right. 

Looking Closer

The world of manga is vast and old. For more information on the subject click here.

 

More than Manga?

Interested in learning more about Japanese culture through manga? Check this out! 

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A Geek in Japan - Hector Garcia
ISBN: 9784805311295
Publication Date: 2011-06-10
For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age.Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.

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Japanese in Mangaland - Marc Bernabe
ISBN: 9784889961157
Publication Date: 2004-03-12
This book is designed to help one master the basics of the Japanese language using the popular "manga" (Japanese comics) as a didactic tool. Its clear explanations and vivid examples help one naturally to get the "feel" for the basic patterns of Japanese grammar and at the same time to remember vocabulary associated with concrete situations. Besides that, learning with manga is more fun than simply reading page after page of dry prose. The 30 lessons that make up the book include drills, and a small glossary of 160 basic "kanji" is appended as an added bonus.

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Manga for Dummies

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Manga for Dummies - Kensuke Okabayashi
ISBN: 9780470080252
Publication Date: 2007-02-05
If you love Manga, you'll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You'll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains-along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you'll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you'll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to: Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materials Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing Customize and accessorize your Manga characters Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehicles Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotion Write an exciting Manga Story Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.

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