Manga Impact: The World of Japanese AnimationWith texts by Philip Brophy, Carlo Chatrian, Jonathan Clements, Jordi Costa, Luca Della Casa, Stéphane Delorme, Davide Di Giorgio, Daniele Dottorini, Stefano Gariglio, Paul Gravett, Erwan Higuinen, Fabrizio Liberti, Helen McCarthy, Fabrizio Modina, Giona A. Nazzaro, Grazia Paganelli, Maria Roberta Novielli, Gianni Rondolino, Michel Roudevitch, Mario A. Rumor, Stephen Sarrazin and David Surman

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Manga Impact is a fascinating, informative guide to the vibrant world of Japanese comic books (manga) and animation (anime), from their most commercial manifestations to works at the cutting edge of design and production. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this book introduces 350 of the most important manga characters and their creators, with 15 original essays exploring the history and significance of the artform. It is the ultimate reference book on a diverse and original cultural phenomenon. Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 296 pp
  • Illustrations: 500 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714857411

Philip Brophy is a musician, filmmaker, writer and academic.

Carlo Chatrian is a film critic and consultant for several film festivals.

Jonathan Clements is the author of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in Anime and co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia.

Jordi Costa is a film critic and author of many articles on Asian cinema.

Luca Della Casa is a selector of anime and Asian films for Bologna's Future Film Festival.

Stephane Delorme is Editor-in-chief of Cahiers du cinéma.

Davide Di Giorgio is a film critic and author of a Japanese animation column for the webmagazine Sentieri Selvaggi.

Daniele Dottorini is a film critic, lecturer and consultant for several film festivals.

Stefano Gariglio works in movie subtitling and is a member of the neo(N)eiga cultural association.

Paul Gravett is a critic, lecturer, curator and historian specializing in international comic art.

Erwan Higuinen is a journalist and film critic for Libération, Cahiers du cinéma and Les Inrockuptibles.

Fabrizio Liberti is film programmer for Italian television channel Rai Uno.

Helen McCarthyis the author of The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga and co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia.

Fabrizio Modina is a multitalented creative and an internationally renowned collector of toys.

Giona A.Nazzaro is a film critic and programmer at the Festival dei Popoli, Florence.

Maria Roberta Novielliteaches Japanese cinema at the University Ca' Foscari, Venice.

Grazia Paganelli is a film critic and film programmer at the National Museum of Cinema, Turin.

Gianni Rondolino is an internationally renowned cinema historian and columnist for La Stampa.

Michel Roudevitch is a cartoonist, screenwriter, animator and director who has worked in the animated cinema industry since the Sixties.

Mario A. Rumor is editor of MANGA! magazine.

Stephen Sarrazin is a film and media art critic, curator and professor.

David Surman teaches Computer Game Design at the University of Wales, Newport.

"Delightful comic-style book... Great for newcomers as well as aficianados."—Time Out