Japanese Fantasy Manga

Japanese Fantasy Manga

By: Ali Ueda (author), Ricorico (Firm) (author)Paperback

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"Japanese Fantasy Manga" is one of the first books to fully examine the cross-cultural overlap between Japanese manga and Western fantasy characters. This comprehensive guide identifies characters that appear in fantasy manga by: most notable features; mythological origins (ranging from Greek myths to Biblical figures); and, of course a stunning, full-page illustration. Organized into three chapters (Characters, Vocations, and Superpowers), this volume will fully flesh out the most popular characters and themes in fantasy manga today: Chapter 1: Characters - elves, dwarves, hobbits, mermaids, giants, gods: gods, angels, devils, fairies: demons, vampires, goblins: dragons, unicorns, chimeras: Oni, Tengu, Yokai, Kaiju, etc. (monsters unique to Japanese culture); Chapter 2: Vocations (ranging from the medieval to contemporary); Swordsman, archer, wizard, and blacksmith, and knight; and, Policeman, businessman, musician, doctor, nurse, and teenager; and, Chapter 3: Superpowers (ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary): Magic, sorcery, and healing; Weapons handling (swords, spears, brass knuckles, etc.); Robot operations, animal domestication; and, Singing, dancing, teaching. In the same vein as anime/fantasy video game franchises such as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Final Fantasy", "Japanese Fantasy Manga" will appeal to video game, manga, and fantasy fans across the globe.

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About Author

ricorico is a Tokyo-based editorial group specializing in books about manga, graphic design, and illustration. Their titles include Gothic Lolita Punk, Japanese Fantasy Manga, Manga Matrix, and Super Manga Matrix.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780062004703
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780062004703
  • weight: 898
  • ISBN10: 0062004700

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