Dreamland Japan by Frederik L. Schodt
Writings on Modern Manga

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This landmark book, first published at the height of the manga boom, is offered in a hardcover collector's edition with a new foreword and afterword. Frederik L. Schodt looks at the classic publications and artists who created modern manga, including the magazines Big Comics and Morning, and artists like Suehiro Maruo and Shigeru Mizuki; an entire chapter is devoted to Osamu Tezuka. The new afterword shows how manga have evolved in the past decade to transform global visual culture.

Frederik L. Schodt, based in San Francisco, is fluent in Japanese and author of many works about Japan.
 

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Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, includingManga! Manga!. He often served as "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from the Japanese government for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture. http://www.jai2.com/Welcome.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_Schodt
 
Published June 15, 2013 by Stone Bridge Press. 360 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As Schodt points out, in the 13 years between publication of his 1983 Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics, and this volume, American consciousness of manga, Japanese comics, and its animation o

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A full chapter is devoted to the father of them all, cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, whose death in 1989 ""sent shock waves through nearly everyone under fifty in Japan."" Manga fans may be disappointed because the book is not obsessively detailed, but even they might find helpful the ""Appendix of Mang...

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