Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Manga & Anime

Thanks for the tip from KidLit:

KidLit always has great content on graphic novels. I know how popular these movies and "comic books" are because I have two devotees in my family. A friend told me about Peter Carey's book, Wrong About Japan : A Father's Journey with His Son (Knopf, 2005) so I was interested to hear the interview with him on NPR's Talk of the Nation. Carey traveled to Japan with his son to try to understand his fascination with manga and anime. They discuss the growing popularity of manga which is one of the fastest growing sectors of the publishing industry. Where comic books were popular primarily with boys, girls are reading manga in droves. This is a fascinating discussion. I know my girls enjoy the humor, the action and the relationships that play out in the stories.

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