First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors.

chapter |18 pages


chapter 1|31 pages

A Short History of Manga

chapter 2|20 pages

The Manga Production Cycle

chapter 5|23 pages

The Movement Against Manga

chapter 6|40 pages

Creative Editors and Unusable Artists