The Complete Guide
Random House, Inc.
• Reviews of more than 900 manga series
• Ratings from 0 to 4 stars
• Guidelines for age-appropriateness
• Number of series volumes
• Background info on series and artists
THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST!
Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics!
• Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork
• Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems
• Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly
• Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others
• The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen
• An overview of the manga industry and its history
• A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms
LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!
Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive guide to manga features detailed reviews of more than nine hundred different manga series released in the U.S., with descriptions of each series, star ratings, background on the series and artist, age appropriateness, number of volumes, and more, along with a history of manga in the U.S., types of manga, and a detailed bibliography and resource section. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Contains a brief history of Japanese comics; provides reviews and ratings of more than 900 manga series; includes guidelines for age-appropriateness; and offers information about Japanese culture and language for manga readers.
Whether you're new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here's a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! Includes incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork; titles rated from zero to four stars; guidelines for age-appropriateness; profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others; the facts on the many kinds of manga; an overview of the manga industry and its history; and a detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms.--From publisher description.
New York : Ballantine Books/Del Rey, c2007
xxix, 556 p. : ill. ; 24 cm