Editors, artists and the changing status of manga in Japanese society, 1986-1995
The contemporary Japanese manga industry began in 1959 when the first weekly manga magazines were published. Throughout the 1960s publishing companies attracted a large adult readership by incorporating radical political themes and realistic drawing styles in manga magazines. The readership continued to expand throughout the 1970s and 1980s and manga became a mass medium on a similar scale to television or pop-music.
This thesis identifies two distinct trends in the cultural status ...Expand abstract
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- Sharon Kinsella
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