The Rough Guide to Manga
[the Stories, the Characters, the Creators]Book - 2009
The Rough Guide to Manga is the ultimate handbook for exploring the world of Japanese comics. Features include-
The story- From manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga, with profiles of influential creators like Leifi Matsumoto and CLAMP.
The primer- Manga's unique styles, techniques and genres decoded, along with a glossary of terms.
The canon- Fifty must-read manga, including the iconic Astro Boy , global hits Fruits Basket and Battle Royale, plus less well-known works like Please Save My Earth.
The links- Manga publishers detailed, with reviews and recommendations, plus listings for manga magazines and websites, as well as a chapter on the anime connection.