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eBook Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga, 2nd Edition

  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1682179575
  • ISBN-13: 9781682179574
  • DDC: 741.50973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This book provides in-depth insight into the most popular and studied manga graphic novels. It focuses on translated works that have been influential in the development of the manga tradition, and includes classics as well as more recent manga works. Often defined by stylized line work, cultural-specific narratives and compelling storytelling, and often in contrast to the character-centric framework of American comics, manga encompasses a broad range of genres and subgenres, including Ecchi anime, Haren anime and Yuri. Each critical essay, presented by leading writers in the field, shows the wide range of literary themes and dynamic artistic styles inherent in the manga format. Every manga work discussed includes: publication history; short creator biography; detailed plot summary; list of characters; description of artistic style; theme analysis; and bibliography with suggestions for further reading. Contains helpful appendices and indexes, a general bibliography, and timeline.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Introduction.
Contributor List.
1: Abandon the Old in Tokyo.
2: Adolf.
3: Akira.
4: Assassination Classroom.
5: Astro Boy.
6: Banana Fish.
7: Barefoot Gen.
8: Battle Angel Alita.
9: Berserk.
10: Black Blizzard.
11: Black Jack.
12: Blade of the Immortal.
13: Bleach.
14: Boys over Flowers.
15: Buddha.
16: Cardcaptor Sakura.
17: Crying Freeman.
18: Death Note.
19: Dissolving Classroom.
20: Distant Neighborhood, A.
21: Dororo.
22: Dragon Ball.
23: Dr. Slump.
24: Drifting Classroom, The.
25: Drifting Life, A: The Epic Autobiography of a Manga Master.
26: Fist of the North Star.
27: Four Immigrants Manga, The: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924.
28: From Eroica with Love.
29: Fruits Basket.
30: Fullmetal Alchemist.
31: Ghost in the Shell.
32: Golgo 13.
33: Gon.
34: Goodnight Punpun.
35: Hikaru no go.
36: I Am A Hero.
37: I Hear the Sunspot.
38: InuYasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale.
39: Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan.
40: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
41: Lone Wolf and Cub.
42: Lupin III.
43: Maison Ikkoku.
44: Mai, the Psychic Girl.
45: Monster.
46: MW.
47: My Hero Academia.
48: Nana.
49: Naruto.
50: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
51: Ode to Kirihito.
52: Oh My Goddess!.
53: Old Boy.
54: One Piece.
55: Phoenix.
56: Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka.
57: Ranma 1/2.
58: Rose of Versailles, The.
59: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story.
60: Sailor Moon.
61: Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac.
62: Sanctuary.
63: She and Her Cat.
64: Slam Dunk.
65: Solanin.
66: Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go.
67: Summit of the Gods, The.
68: To Terra ….
69: Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms.
70: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
71: 20th Century Boys.
72: Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror.
73: We Were There.
74: Yotsuba&!.
Appendixes.
Bibliography.
Timeline.
Works by Artist.
Works by Author.
Works by Publisher.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Introduction.
Contributor List.
1: Abandon the Old in Tokyo.
2: Adolf.
3: Akira.
4: Assassination Classroom.
5: Astro Boy.
6: Banana Fish.
7: Barefoot Gen.
8: Battle Angel Alita.
9: Berserk.
10: Black Blizzard.
11: Black Jack.
12: Blade of the Immortal.
13: Bleach.
14: Boys over Flowers.
15: Buddha.
16: Cardcaptor Sakura.
17: Crying Freeman.
18: Death Note.
19: Dissolving Classroom.
20: Distant Neighborhood, A.
21: Dororo.
22: Dragon Ball.
23: Dr. Slump.
24: Drifting Classroom, The.
25: Drifting Life, A: The Epic Autobiography of a Manga Master.
26: Fist of the North Star.
27: Four Immigrants Manga, The: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924.
28: From Eroica with Love.
29: Fruits Basket.
30: Fullmetal Alchemist.
31: Ghost in the Shell.
32: Golgo 13.
33: Gon.
34: Goodnight Punpun.
35: Hikaru no go.
36: I Am A Hero.
37: I Hear the Sunspot.
38: InuYasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale.
39: Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan.
40: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
41: Lone Wolf and Cub.
42: Lupin III.
43: Maison Ikkoku.
44: Mai, the Psychic Girl.
45: Monster.
46: MW.
47: My Hero Academia.
48: Nana.
49: Naruto.
50: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
51: Ode to Kirihito.
52: Oh My Goddess!.
53: Old Boy.
54: One Piece.
55: Phoenix.
56: Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka.
57: Ranma 1/2.
58: Rose of Versailles, The.
59: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story.
60: Sailor Moon.
61: Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac.
62: Sanctuary.
63: She and Her Cat.
64: Slam Dunk.
65: Solanin.
66: Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go.
67: Summit of the Gods, The.
68: To Terra ….
69: Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms.
70: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.
71: 20th Century Boys.
72: Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror.
73: We Were There.
74: Yotsuba&!.
Appendixes.
Bibliography.
Timeline.
Works by Artist.
Works by Author.
Works by Publisher.
Index.