Offering an exploration of the sources of manga, this book seeks to make it possible to understand how this mass-produced cultural artifact aimed at adults as much as at children has developed into an essential facet of Japanese culture that is enjoyed across the globe.
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"One Thousand Years of Manga" is both a rich documentary account and a visual delight with over 400 illustrations, many never before seen outside of Japan. A thorough exploration of the sources of manga, this book makes it possible to understand how this mass-produced cultural artifact aimed at adults as much as at children has developed into an essential facet of Japanese culture that is now enjoyed across the globe.