Drawn to Manga September 2015

Manga 60 Years of Japanese Comics

Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics
By Gravatt, Paul
2004-08 – Harper Design

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This lavishly illustrated volume presents an accessible and entertaining introduction to the development and diversity of Japanese comics from the 1940s to the present. Featuring striking graphics and extracts, it covers a wide range of manga, from the life and career of the originator of story manga to manga’s role as a major Japanese export and global influence.


Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima

Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
By Nakazawa, Keiji
2004-09 – Last Gasp

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This harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series. New and unabridged, this is an all-new translation of the author’s first-person experiences of Hiroshima and its aftermath, is a reminder of the suffering war brings to innocent people. Its emotions and experiences speak to children and adults everywhere. Volume one of this ten-part

series details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight, Volume 1
By Hino, Matsuri
2007-01 – Viz Media

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Cross Adademy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy’s secret. Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas…


Pokemon Adventures

Pokemon Adventures, Volume 1
By Kusaka, Hidenori
Illustrator Mato
2009-06 – Viz Media

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Red doesn’t want to train Pokmon, he wants to be their friend too. Children can read along as Red embarks on adventures with Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and others that follow the storylines from the video games. Illustrations.


Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball, Volume 1
By Toriyama, Akira
2008-06 – Viz Media

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Before there was “Dragon Ball Z,” there was Akira Toriyama’s action epic “Dragon Ball,” starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other “Dragon Ball Z” heroes. The VIZBIG edition contains volumes 1-3, bonus color content, and updated text. Young adult.



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