Manga Madness! - Cultures Converge Through Japanese Art
posted on 2003-02-11 18:18 EST
Nichi Bei Times has posted an article about the growing sphere of manga throughout the world. The article includes profiles of Gutsoon and Viz, as well as quotes from Frederik L. Schodt and representatives of Fanime parent organization Anime Resource Group.
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