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ISBN-13: 9781405384230

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The accelerating evolution of shōjo manga in the 1970s was, in effect, a microcosm of what was taking place in the industry during that decade. Women were proving that they could tackle different types of stories from their own perspectives, and the way they were telling those stories – sometimes by adopting shōnen manga conventions –╯attracted a crossover male audience to their work as well. In addition, the manga generation from the 1940s and 50s had grown up and was now producing its own stories based on a diverse array of personal interests and experiences.

Frederik L. Schodt’s book Manga! , first published in 1983, tapped into the growing fascination with Japanese comics. 178). indd 41 6/1/09 4:49 PM 45555555555555222222255555555556 Manga Goes Global from Japan to the world The manga influence Several American comics writers and artists have acknowledged being influenced by manga:  Wendy Pini cited Tezuka’s style as an inspiration for Elfquest in early promotional materials for the series in 1979. 147) as a major influence on his DC Comics series Ronin in 1983.

It is the destiny of Amaterasu and his bride, Lachesis, to rule the Joker Star Cluster of solar systems, which once was united but has fallen into disarray. The relationships and chronologies become so complex that the English translations come with background essays, character profiles and timelines to help sort everything out. Most of the appeal, though, lies in Nagano’s fantasy worlds, expanded versions of the universe depicted in an anime he co-created with Gundam director Yoshiyuki Tomino in 1984.

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