Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society

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University of Hawaii Press, 2000 - Political Science - 228 pages
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Adult Manga looks at the rise and fall of Japan's mammoth comic industry since the 1960s. In this stimulating and refreshing history of the manga industry, Kinsella documents the structure and history of manga, probes into its related subculture and the anti-nerd otaku panic, and examines the difficult and fascinating relationship between the artists and editors who create manga.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Short History of Manga
19
The Manga Production Cycle
50
Adult Manga and the Regeneration of National Culture
70
Amateur Manga Subculture and the otaku panic
102
The Movement Against Manga
139
Creative Editors and Unusable Artists
162
Conclusion The Source of Intellectual Power in a Late TwentiethCentury Society
202
Notes
208
References
213
Index
224
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Sharon Kinsella researches emergent cultural and social trends in Japan at the University of Cambridge.

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