Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the Internet, giving the interested general reader in-depth information well beyond the basic, qJapanese Comics 101q level, and providing those who teach and write about manga and anime valuable knowledge to further expand their expertise. The topics addressed range widely across various artists and art styles, media methodology and theory, reception of manga and anime in different cultural markets, and fan behavior. Specific subjects covered include sexually explicit manga drawn and read by women; the roots of manga in Japanese and world film; the complexity of fan activities, including qcosplay, q fan-drawn manga, and fans' highly specific predilections; right-wing manga; and manga about Hiroshima and despair following World War II. The book closes with an examination of the international appeal of manga and anime.From September to November of 2007, 32 of the 87 manga published in the United States were yaoi (ICv2 2007) and, ... on their own terms; both draw inspiration from canonical works and shift the stated sexuality of the characters; both rangeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World|
|Author||:||Timothy Perper, Martha Cornog|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011-10-24|