This book is a virtual "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga (Japanese comics and graphic novels) begin. Schodt explores the complete evolution of manga from its beginnings to the classic masters such as Osamu Tezuka and Reiji Phoenix. It provides a background on the influence of Japanese manga has had on American-produced comics.
This Collector's Edition contains 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix, Reiji Matsuomoto's Ghost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen.
Fully illustrated in black and white, this book is a must have for a true otaku.
*Episode #105 - Talks PLUTO with translators Frederik L. Schodt & Jared Cook
**Episode #45 - Interview with writer, interpreter and translator Frederik L. Schodt