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Manga: The Complete Guide

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

A Must-Have Resource for any Bookseller, Librarian or Comic Shop

As a manga reader for nearly twenty years, I pride myself on an extensive knowledge of the wide range of manga available in the United States. This book shames me. Titles I had never heard of, both old and new, are covered in this book along with every other title in-be...
As a manga reader for nearly twenty years, I pride myself on an extensive knowledge of the wide range of manga available in the United States. This book shames me. Titles I had never heard of, both old and new, are covered in this book along with every other title in-between. The reviews are concise, consistent and even comedic. Additionally, in-depth explanations of manga terms and the different types of manga are sprinkled throughout the book and provide a wealth of information for the curious. As indispensible as a great movie guide (but not yet made irrelevant by internet-based guides), Manga: The Complete Guide is a must have for anyone in a reference position, or anyone who enjoys manga and wants to know what other titles they're missing.

posted by Anonymous on October 21, 2007

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

3.5 of 5 This is the best guide I have yet found to manga publi

3.5 of 5
This is the best guide I have yet found to manga published in the United States, but it still lacks important features.
1) This book is sorted alphabetically by title, which is good, but it really should have some sort of tab system along the side to easily a...
3.5 of 5
This is the best guide I have yet found to manga published in the United States, but it still lacks important features.
1) This book is sorted alphabetically by title, which is good, but it really should have some sort of tab system along the side to easily and quickly go to the letter you are searching for. (darkened edges or page indentations like a dictionary would be great) I did end up putting sticky notes on the side of mine but because of that I can no longer put it in my shelf completely because I fear that they will get crushed.
2) A hard cover edition is desperately needed for this book. I look through this book very often and it has become worn. I treat my books with the utmost care and even so the edges and corners of this one have started to wear. Having a hard cover version would be very useful for libraries as well.
3) An update and revised edition would be very useful considering that this book was published half a decade ago. Many new manga series are being created and translated each year and I find that almost half of the ones I look up are not in this book. For the ones that are listed and were not completed at the time of publication, it would be nice if the information would be updated to more accurately display information on many of the series. (number of volumes, years series was published, etc.) Maybe every five years a new version could be published that covers more recently translated works.

posted by 838435 on January 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Good review

    I think this is good so far. You find more update information in the hyperlink in the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Lykki

    No, actually ed's the blonde on the fullmetal alchemist cover for March 4 2013

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