Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure
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Manga is a Japanese comic book art form that has become an international phenomenon in recent years. In this new and unique series of episodes, leading Japanese manga artist Hoshino Yukinobu engages with history through one of his most popular characters, Professor Munakata.
Professor Tadakusu Munakata is a fictional ethnologist who unravels the mysteries of Japan's past. Since his creation in 1995, the professor's popularity has escalated and today millions of readers in Japan eagerly follow his adventures in the bi-weekly manga magazine Big Comic (published by Shogakukan in Japan).
In this new compilation of ten episodes, we follow Professor Munakata on an exciting adventure when he becomes embroiled in a mysterious criminal plot at the British Museum. Worked in elegant black-and-white graphics, the episodes see the black-cloaked professor encountering mystical challenges and making deductions about some of the Museum's most iconic objects.
The author Hoshino Yukinobu is Japan's leading manga artist. Creator of the extremely popular series Professor Munakata's Case Records (serialised in Big Comic, Shogakukan, since 2004), Hoshino has also created a science-fiction series, 2001 Nights, serialised in Japan (Monthly Super Action, from 1984) and America (by Viz).
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Product code: cmc24650
Author: Hoshino Yukinobu
Format: Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 264 pages
Size: 240mm x 170mm
llustrations: Line drawings throughout. Colour introduction.
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With Tintin-like sleuthing, the professor foils a bomb threat at St Paul's Cathedral with megaliths hoisted from Stonehenge. At the British Museum he defeats a looter bent on destruction with a bulldozer... Batman? What we really need is Professor Munakata.
The Guardian, August 2011
This gleefully bonkers manga story delivers a veritable grand tour of one of the world’s greatest treasure houses, zooming in on many of the British Museum’s most famous highlights.
Manga UK, October 2011
…an unlikely but highly entertaining merger of archaeological erudition & action movie.