As the population and affection of manga grow, more and more people start to study them, write about them. In this page, we made several links to articles about manga. We hope that these articles will help you to know more about our topic.
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Manga, Anime Invade the U.S.BY Douglas Wolk
"The word manga literally means "comics" (or "amusing drawings") in Japanese. In the U.S., it specifically refers to Japanese comic books. Now that English-language manga translations are starting to leap off shelves, it's a good time for the American book trade to get a handle on this curious category...."
Papers and Essays by Matt Thorn
This is a page where content all the papers written by Mr. Matt Thorn. It's all about shoujo manga.
"The term commonly used when addressing the general public is doujinshi sokubai kai, which, translated literally, would be something like 'an exhibition and spot sale of coterie magazines.' Among those in the know, they are simply known as ibento ('events') or, if one is talking about 'The Big One,' Komike, an abbreviation of Komikku Maaketto or 'Comic Market.' Simply put, they are gatherings of amateur artists and writers selling the comic books and fiction they have created to anyone who cares to buy them. "
"I have become more or less inured to the way Western journalists treat manga, or Japanese comics. They have an agenda, and that is to titillate readers and viewers with sensational reports of the 'dark underbelly of Japan.'"
"Although manga--Japanese comic books--have over the last twenty or so years come to be an accepted and respectable subject for popular and scholarly criticism in Japan, they remain largely ignored in studies of Japanese literature on this side of the planet. "
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