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Nippon Foundation Selects 100 Manga as Learning Tools

posted on by Carlos Cadorniga

The non-profit Nippon Foundation is starting up a new project to use manga as learning tools for young children known as "This is Also a Learning Manga ~World Discovery Project~." This project aims to collect over 100 manga for encouraging education within students and enhancing their learning experience. This will be done through special educational events as well as through special textbooks.

Machiko Satonaka presenting a bookshelf of all 100 works at Nippon Foundation in Minato

The project will be run by seven individuals, including Meiji University manga research professor Yukari Fujimoto. It will be supervised by josei manga artist Machiko Satonaka and Keio University professor Ichiya Nakamura.

"There is a vast array of manga that can stimulate reactions," Satonaka said of the selection process. "All of it can be used educationally. We wanted to choose works that truly portrayed different aspects of life."

The official website for the project lists all of the 100 selected works. Selections are organized by topic like literature, life and world, the arts, and society. Each individual title also includes information on the appropriate grade level.

Literature

  • Ehen, Ryūnosuke. by Naoko Matsuda
  • Honya no Mori no Akari by Yuki Isoya
  • Yochi Yochi Bungeibu by Banko Kuze
  • Tsuki ni Hoeran nee by Yukiko Seike
  • The Times of Botchan by Natsuo Sekikawa & Jiro Taniguchi
  • Hanamote Katare by Yukiwo Katayama
  • Asakiyumemishi by Waki Yamato

Life and World

  • Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa
  • Onmyōji by Reiko Okano & Baku Yumemakura
  • Phoenix by Osamu Tezuka
  • Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
  • Imuri by Ranjō Miyake
  • 22XX by Reiko Shimizu
  • Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki

The Arts

  • Nodame Cantabile by Tomoko Ninomiya
  • Gallery Fake by Fujihiko Hosono
  • Hikaru no Go by Yumi Hotta & Takeshi Obata
  • March Comes in Like a Lion by Chika Umino
  • Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu
  • Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū by Haruko Kumota
  • Shindō by Akira Saso
  • Swan by Kyōko Ariyoshi
  • Hana Yorimo Hana no Gotoku by Minako Narita

Society

  • Golgo 13 by Takao Saito
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers by Hidekaz Himaruya
  • Ichiefu - Fukushima Daiichi Genshiryoku Hatsudensho Annaiki by Kazuto Takita
  • Ano Hi kara no Manga by Kotobuki Shiriagari
  • Yonaoshigen-san by Yoshiie Gōda
  • Tosa no Ipponzuri by Yūsuke Aoyagi
  • Sanctuary by Yoshiyuki Okamura & Ryoichi Ikegami
  • Chinmoku no Kantai by Kaiji Kawaguchi
  • Kaji Ryūsuke no Gi by Kenshi Hirokane
  • Naniwa Kinyūdou by Yūji Aoki
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu by Haruko Kashiwagi

Occupations

  • Say Hello to Black Jack by Shuho Sato
  • Jin by Motoka Murakami
  • Tokyo Toy Box by Ume
  • Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka
  • Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M by Masahito Soda
  • Bet on This Woman by Ryōka Shū & Kazuko Yumeno
  • HOTEL by Shotaro Ishinomori
  • Kasai no Hito by Jinpachi Mori, Osamu Uoto
  • Henshū Ou by Seiki Tsuchida
  • Natsuko no Sake by Akira Oze
  • Drops of God by Shu Okimoto & Tadashi Agi
  • Manga Michi by Fujiko Fujio
  • Sanzoku Diary by Kentarō Okamoto

History

  • Kingdom by Yasuhisa Hara
  • Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki
  • Sengoku by Hideki Miyashita
  • The Rose of Versailles by Riyoko Ikeda
  • Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura
  • Ōoku: The Inner Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga
  • Oi! Ryōma by Tetsuya Takeda & Yū Koyama
  • Ankoku Shinwa by Daijirō Morohoshi
  • Tenjō no Niji by Machiko Satonaka
  • Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi by Ryōko Yamagishi
  • Cesare by Motoaki Hara & Fuyumi Sōryo
  • Folklore Studies of Professor Munekata by Yukinobu Hoshino
  • Shiki by Mitsuteru Yokoyama
  • Bokkō by Kenichi Sakemi, Sentaro Kubota, & Hideki Mori
  • Fūnjitachi by Taro Minamoto

War

  • Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa
  • Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms by Fumiyo Kono
  • Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Message to Adolf by Osamu Tezuka
  • Ichigo Sensō by Machiko Kyō
  • Kōri no Tenohira Siberia Yokuryūki by Yuki Ozawa
  • Nijiiro no Trotsky by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Living

  • Iguana Girl by Moto Hagio
  • Hamidashikko by Jun Mihara
  • Omoide Kobako no 15-tsubu by Misako Nachi
  • Cooking Papa by Tochi Ueyama

Science and Research

  • Moyasimon by Masayuki Ishikawa
  • Space Brothers by Chūya Koyama
  • Planetes by Makoto Yukimura
  • Dragon Zakura by Norifusa Mita
  • Hinoko by Masami Tsuda
  • After Zero by Jirō Okazaki
  • Tensai Yanagisawa Kyōju no Seikatsu by Kazumi Yamashita
  • Haru Rock by Mochi Nishi

Sports

  • Football Nation by Yuki Otake
  • Captain by Akio Chiba
  • Aim for the Ace! by Sumika Yamamoto
  • Ping Pong by Taiyo Matsumoto
  • Real by Takehiko Inoue
  • Ashita no Joe by Tetsuya Chiba
  • Ucchare Goshogawara by Tsuyoshi Nakaima
  • Gaku by Shinichi Ishizuka

Diversity

  • Wandering Son by Takako Shimura
  • A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child by Keiko Tobe
  • Gaki no Tameiki by Bakka Okita
  • Happy! by Nobuko Hama
  • Donguri no Ie by Osamu Yamamoto
  • New York New York by Marimo Ragawa
  • Fantasium by Ami Sugimoto
  • Kaze to Ki no Uta by Keiko Takemiya
  • Sumire Fanfare by Naoko Matsushima

Special introductory events will also be held at Tachikawa Manga Park, Meiji University and Kitakyushu Manga Museum.

[Via Sankei News]


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