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The accompanying title to the British Museum's exhibition Manga – this is manga as Western audiences have never before seen it: diverse yet universally familiar, traditional yet intensely modern, rooted in the 2D printed page but effortlessly leaping out of it.

Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling. Its roots are international, but the form as we know it today developed in Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has recently achieved global reach. For manga fans, this book celebrates the excitement of manga’s cross-cultural appeal and its long history of breaking barriers. For those new to manga, it offers the chance to acquire literacy in what is fast becoming a universal visual grammar for our globalised age.

 Arranged into six thematic chapters, with essays by leading scholars, this volume showcases the work of Japan’s most influential mangaka (manga creators) past and present, with printed manga extracts, original drawings, manga magazines, theatre, film, digital technologies and exclusive interviews with artists, editors and publishers.

More about the authors

Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere is the founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute and Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 1998 and is currently seconded to the British Museum as a curator in the Department of Asia. 

Matsuba Ryoko is Senior Digital Humanities Officer at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia. She received her PhD from Ritsumeikan University and works on various aspects of Edo visual culture. She has coordinated several projects to help create a comprehensive digital archive of the Japanese paintings, prints, illustrated books, and decorative arts in the UK Museum's collections

  • Product Code: CMC9780500480496
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 352
  • FORMAT: Paperback with jacket
  • Dimension: 26cm x 19cm
  • Exhibition: Manga
  • Illustrations: 324
  • Weight: 1.22 Kg

The accompanying title to the British Museum's exhibition Manga – this is manga as Western audiences have never before seen it: diverse yet universally familiar, traditional yet intensely modern, rooted in the 2D printed page but effortlessly leaping out of it.

Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling. Its roots are international, but the form as we know it today developed in Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has recently achieved global reach. For manga fans, this book celebrates the excitement of manga’s cross-cultural appeal and its long history of breaking barriers. For those new to manga, it offers the chance to acquire literacy in what is fast becoming a universal visual grammar for our globalised age.

 Arranged into six thematic chapters, with essays by leading scholars, this volume showcases the work of Japan’s most influential mangaka (manga creators) past and present, with printed manga extracts, original drawings, manga magazines, theatre, film, digital technologies and exclusive interviews with artists, editors and publishers.

More about the authors

Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere is the founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute and Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at the University of East Anglia. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 1998 and is currently seconded to the British Museum as a curator in the Department of Asia. 

Matsuba Ryoko is Senior Digital Humanities Officer at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia. She received her PhD from Ritsumeikan University and works on various aspects of Edo visual culture. She has coordinated several projects to help create a comprehensive digital archive of the Japanese paintings, prints, illustrated books, and decorative arts in the UK Museum's collections

  • Product Code: CMC9780500480496
  • DIMENSIONS: 26cm x 19cm
  • PAGES: 352
  • FORMAT: Paperback with jacket
  • Weight: 1.22 Kg
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