(1983) Manga! Manga! The Wolrd of Japanese Comics Published
(1988) Inside the Robot Kingdom: Japan, Mechatronics, and the Coming Robotopia Published
(1994) America and the Four Japans: Friend, Foe, Model, Mirror Published
(1996) Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga Published
(1997) Master English the Mangajin Way Published
Interpreter, translator, and author, Frederik L. Schodt has contributed a variety of talents to the manga community. Fred's interest in manga began in 1970 as a university student in Tokyo when he and several friends contacted (successfully) Tezuka Productions for permission to translate the Phoenix comic into English. The resulting friendship helped Fred to develop as a translator and writer. Later, Schodt donated time to the Tezuka-sponsored Japanese Artist Exchange Program, and Tezuka even wrote an introduction to Schodt's first book, Manga Manga.
Since 1983 Schodt has authored five books, translated several novels and manga, and contributed hundreds of articles and columns to Mainichi Daily News, Japan Times, Anzen, Mangajin, Japan Related, Animag, Animerica, and many others. Schodt claims his two greatest inspirations to be Leiji Matsumoto and Masamune Shirow.
Screenplay Consulting in "Hi no Tori 2772 [Phoenix 2772]"
Translations and Assistant-to-Director in "Chiheisen[The Horizon]"
Translations and Screenplay Consulting in "Umiyo Nemure [Sleep in Peace]"
Translations in "Dark Circle"