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The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Manga

posted on 2006-09-23 17:00 EDT
Shogakukan to release compedium of information on manga since WWII.

On October 30 Shogakukan is set to release "The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Manga." The book, which will be published in Japanese, will be split into 5 chapters, organised by era:

Chapter 1 (1945-1958) The Start of Post-War Manga - The Era of Akahon Manga and Monthly Issues

Chapter 2 (1959-1969) The Birth of Shonen and Shoujo Weeklies and Seinen Magazines - Manga's Rapid Development

Chapter 3 (1970-1980) The Evolution and Diversification of _Expression - The Reform and Revolution of Manga

Chapter 4 (1981-2000) The Growth and Maturation of the Comic Market - The Era of Expansion and Globalisation

Chapter 5 (2000-2005) Towards and New Era

In total, 700 manga titles will be detailed along with excerpts from the manga and the date of publication. Also being included is a manga index, chronology and a list of publisher's award winners.

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