Understanding manga and anime

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For librarians, especially those new to the format, Brenner (teen librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts) describes Japanese manga and anime from the point of view of an outsider, a librarian, and a reader. Her aim is to explain the traditions, culture, and attractions of the comics. After describing the history and vocabulary of manga and anime, including profiles of industries and creators, she goes over issues in collecting and promoting the comics, with emphasis on manga. Common genres are detailed, with lists of recommended titles and the publisher's age rating and the author's recommendation. Themes, elements used, and fan activities are discussed, as are building an audience and a collection. A separate chapter also features an annotated list of top recommended titles. In addition to the subject index, a creator and title index is provided. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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table_of_contents Short history of manga and anime -- Manga and anime vocabulary -- Culture clash : East meets West -- Adventures with ninjas and schoolgirls : humor and realism -- Samurai and shogun : action, war, and historical fiction -- Giant robots and nature spirits : science fiction, fantasy, and legends -- Understanding fans and fan culture -- Draw in a crowd : promotion and programs -- Collection development.
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