Understanding Manga and Anime
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Understanding Manga and Anime

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by Robin E. Brenner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591583322

ISBN-13: 9781591583325

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Teens love it. Parents hate it. Librarians are confused by it; and patrons are demanding it. Libraries have begun purchasing both manga and anime, particularly for their teen collections. But the sheer number of titles available can be overwhelming, not to mention the diversity and quirky cultural conventions. In order to build a collection, it is important to

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Teens love it. Parents hate it. Librarians are confused by it; and patrons are demanding it. Libraries have begun purchasing both manga and anime, particularly for their teen collections. But the sheer number of titles available can be overwhelming, not to mention the diversity and quirky cultural conventions. In order to build a collection, it is important to understand the media and its cultural nuances. Many librarians have been left adrift, struggling to understand this unique medium while trying to meet patron demands as well as protests. This book gives the novice background information necessary to feel confident in selecting, working with, and advocating for manga and anime collections; and it offers more experienced librarians some fresh insights and ideas for programming and collections.

Teens love it. Parents hate it. Librarians are confused by it; and patrons are demanding it. Libraries have begun purchasing both manga and anime, particularly for their teen collections. But the sheer number of titles available can be overwhelming, not to mention the diversity and quirky cultural conventions. In order to build a collection, it is important to understand the media and its cultural nuances. Many librarians have been left adrift, struggling to understand this unique medium while trying to meet patron demands as well as protests. This book gives the novice background information necessary to feel confident in selecting, working with, and advocating for manga and anime collections; and it offers more experienced librarians some fresh insights and ideas for programming and collections.

In 2003 the manga (Japanese comics) market was the fastest growing area of pop culture, with 75-100% growth to an estimated market size of $100 million retail. The growth has continued with a 40-50% sales increase in bookstores in recent years. Teens especially love this highly visual, emotionally charged and action-packed media imported from Japan, and its sister media, anime (Japanese animation); and libraries have begun purchasing both. Chock full of checklists and sidebars highlighting key points, this book includes: a brief history of anime and manga in Japan and in the West; a guide to visual styles and cues; a discussion of common themes and genres unique to manga and anime; their intended audiences; cultural differences in format and content; multicultural trends that manga and anime readers embrace and represent; and programming and event ideas. It also includes genre breakdowns and annotated lists of recommended titles, with a focus on the best titles in print and readily available, particularly those appropriate to preteen and teen readers. Classic and benchmark titles are also mentioned as appropriate. A glossary and a list of frequently asked questions complete the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591583325
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
980,860
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Understanding Manga and Anime 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Naruto. Bleach. Hunter X Hunter. Soul Eater. Fairy Tail. Are awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PRUSSIA! USA! SPAIN! ROMANO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOLY CRAP i love souleater!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SOUL EATER!!! FOOL!! SYMMETRY!! I DON'T THINK I CAN DEAL WITH THAT!! YOU'RE MY NEW BEST FRIEND!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome. Some of my personal favorite animes (in no order whatsoever)- ~Death Note ~Fruits Basket ~Code Geass ~Black Butler I wouldn't say my parents hate it more than they just don't understand it. I try my best to explain anime to my parents, but honestly there is only so much you can explain. It's either you like it or you dont, it seems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL PARENTS HATE IT (my parents are like it is foren so it MUST be inapropreate) LIBRAARAINAS ARE AFRAID OF IT BEEE VEEEERRRRYYYY AFFFFFRRRAAIIIDDDDD :) (btw naruto is better than suske but kisame RULES THE WURLD)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol Parents hate it (so true..well some of them) Librarians are confused by it ( so friggin true!) :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love both still confused.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously. My mom was the one who introduced it to me in the first place. Okay well BOT anime AND manga to be exact. XD Man I have AWESOME (MAJOR emphasis on AWESOME XD) parents! XD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Ouran High School Host Club is one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love black butler c:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book! It helped me so much. When my friends were shouting random titles of animes and manga that i didnt know where to begin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ANYONE know D-Gray Man?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watch or read these manga and anime Death Note Uraboku (betrayal speaks my name) Fullmetal alchemist (fma) Back Butler Fruits Basket Naruto Naruto Shippuden Yatsuba&! Baka and the test Pokemon Yugyio Dragon ballz Angel Beats White Album JUST A FEW OF THE ANIME AND MANGA I WATCH AND READ PS MANGA: THE PRONOUNCIATION THE A IS PRONOUNCED LIKE THE A IN FATHER
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TORADORA!!!! KERORO!!!!! ROSARIO!!!!!! AND THATS ONLY TO NAME A FEW OF MY FAVORITES
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They do not understand the concept or meaning of Anime or Manga, and tend to confuse the two :3 The wit of a 13-year-old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just completly amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv manga! "Parents hate it" I can't say that's true... my dad likes anime but criticizes most of it... My mom finds it confusing, but humors me when I ramble on about it. My library has the tiniest manga section ever! ~Read Darker Than Black.~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ANIME!!!!! My parents are not fans of anime especially my dad but me & a friend watch all the time when we hang out. I love stories no one's really heard about like simi ni todoke (about a girl who resembles a horror character from a movie and falls in love with a cool, popular guy). Oh well... GO ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairy tail, code lyoko, sands of destruction r awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watch and read tokyo mew mew if you < 3 manga and anime.Personally I find the anime better. Ichigo and Kisshu forever! Nya!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago