Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Manga mania: The Calgary Herald notices Canadian teen-agers are crazy about manga:

"Part of Japanese comics' growing appeal stems from their dizzying selection of often quirky subgenres: from adventure or romance stories peopled by independent-minded heroines to science-fiction manga, Wild West manga, 'professional' manga featuring lawyer or doctor heroes, historical manga, even pornography. Instructional manga come similarly sub-divided, with entire books dedicated to designing female versus male forms, military equipment, uniforms, landscapes and so on."