Catalogue Number: 394102
ISBN Number: 978-1-4213-9180-9
Producer: Films Media Group
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2005
Running Time: 52
Filmed in Japan, this program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga's influence on Japanese life as illustrated by cosplay bars, where people dress up as their favorite characters; manga kissa, 24/7 manga cafÃ©s; and Comicket, the twice-annual comics market that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The program also introduces viewers to a cross-section of mangaka icons: Vagabond creator Takehiko Inoue; Naoki Urasawa, author of The Pushman and Other Stories; Jiro Taniguchi; Yoshihiro Tatsumi; and Kan Takahama.
(Portions in Japanese with English subtitles.)
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