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The Four Immigrants Manga:  A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924

The Four Immigrants Manga :
A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924

by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama (Translator ), Frederik L. Schodt ( Translator

History. Cartoons. Asian American Studies. Originally published in Japanese in San Francisco in 1931, THE FOUR IMMIGRANT MANGA is Henry Kiyama's visual chronicle of his immigrant experience in the United States. Drawn in a classic gag-strip comic-book style, this hearfetl tale -- rediscovered and translated and introduced by manga expert Frederick L. Schodt -- is a fascinating, entertaining depiction of early Asian American Struggles."
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Sorcerer Hunters

Sorcerer Hunters
by Satoru Akahori, Ray Omishi

It is about a group of warriors who each have their own powers (and level of intelligence ) and are trying to save the world from evil sorcerers who want to destroy humanity. The art is very nice even though the cover would make you think otherwise. The story is also very funny and enjoyable to read.
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Manga! Manga!:  the World of Japanese Comics

Manga! Manga! : The World of Japanese Comics |
by Frederik L. Schodt, Osamu Tezuka

Schodt discusses in graphic detail the evolution of Japanese comics from its roots in "irresponsible pictures" in 12th century scrolls, to Disney inspiration in the early 1950s, and works up to the '80s -- presenting such genres as sports, history, science fiction, and shojo (girls) comics. This book might not be an exhaustive coverage of the Japanese comics industry, but Schodt makes a heroic attempt.
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Anime Trivia Quizbook : From Easy to Otaku Obscure
by Ryan Omega

Inspired by the incredibly popular Anime Trivia Game Show featured annually at Fanimecon (San Francisco Bay Area anime convention) the new "Anime Trivia Quizbook" has real anime fans guessing and groaning with over 400 questions that start out easy and then go insane. In an edgy tone, author Ryan Omega not only provides the answers, but he will also let you know what he thinks of your wrong answers which is sure to get the arguments flying.
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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, Perfect Collection, Box Set

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, Perfect Collection, Box Set
by Hayao Miyazaki

Epic in scope and astonishingly rich in its depiction of the world it creates (the earth polluted and turned mostly into a sterile wasteland after the collapse of the industrial civilization, the mutant fungi forest emitting toxic fumes, the great insects that inhabit this alien, exotic, and strangely beautiful world, the declining humanity struggling to survive on the fringes of the forest, the warring kingdoms that perpetuate human foolishness, and the small and peaceful people of the valley of wind and their leader, Nausicaa). If you believe Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is a classic, read Nausicaa.
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Star Wars:  A New Hope - Manga (Vol 1)

Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga (vol. 1)
by Hisao Tamaki

Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader all drawn (Japanese) MANGA style! Taken directly from George Lucas' script for Episode IV of Star Wars, this book is masterfully drawn by Hisao Tamaki, with a cover by Adam Warren (Dirty Pair).
Note: This is the first of 4 volumes that make up the entire Star Wars story.
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Galaxy Express 999 (Vol 1)

Galaxy Express 999 (Vol 1)
by Leiji Matsumoto

The book picks up with Maetel on the 999. She picks up Tetsou on a brand new Earth. No nature what so ever. They depart and start a whole new adventures including a brief appearence of Harlok. Unfortunatly there is no Emereldas in this book.

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Galaxy Express 999 (Vol 2)

Galaxy Express 999 (Volume 2)
by Leiji Matsumoto

The calm pace and fable-like mood of Galaxy Express 999 distinguish it from all other manga science fiction. This futuristic tale is set on an artificial Earth where humans are punished by death for possessing any living thing. In this volume, the young heroes of Galaxy Express 999 must contend with killer robots and a force of evil powerful enough to destroy Earth.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind:  Perfect Collection:  (Vol 1)

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind : Perfect Collection
by Hayao Miyazaki

Volume 1
In Nausicaš , as in most of his work, Miyazaki centers his narrative on a strong young woman who struggles to create peace in a world torn by war. Nausicaš is a passionate defender of the natural world, and her ability to commune with the creatures of the forest appears almost magical. As a princess, she is testing the waters of leadership as her father languishes on his deathbed. As a citizen of the Valley of Wind, she has mastered reading the shifting wind currents and air pockets as she navigates the skies in her glider.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind:  Perfect Collection:  (Vol 2)

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind: Perfect Collection 2
by Hayao Miyazaki

Volume 2
Now, the Imperial family has begun a massive campaign to extend its hold on the remaining pockets of civilization. However, intrigue between the reigning Princess Kushana and her brothers suddenly place Nausicaš and her people at the center of a civil conflict that could extinguish the last people on earth.

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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind:  Perfect Collection:  (Vol 3)
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind: Perfect CollectionVol 3
by Hayao Miyazaki

Volume 3
In Nausicaš , as in most of his work, Miyazaki centers his narrative on a strong young woman who struggles to create peace in a world torn by war. Nausicaš is a passionate defender of the natural world, and her ability to commune with the creatures of the forest appears almost magical.
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Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind:  Perfect Collection:  (Vol 4)

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind : Perfect Collection 4
by Hayao Miyazaki

Volume 4
In Nausicaš , as in most of his work, Miyazaki centers his narrative on a strong young woman who struggles to create peace in a world torn by war.
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Hayao Miyazaki:  Master of Japanese Animation:  Films, Themes, Artistry
Hayao Miyazaki : Master of Japanese Animation : Films, Themes, Artistry
by Helen McCarthy

McCarthy has done movie lovers a great favor by filling this "first" book on Miyazaki with perceptive critical insights, generous illustrations, up-to-date news, and fascinating behind-the-making tidbits in a very eye-catching and reader-friendly edition. It is both an ideal intro for a new visitor just entering Miyazaki Universe, and an indispensible guide for a long-time fan.
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No Need for Tenchi!

No Need for Tenchi!
by Hitoshi Okuda

Here's what two readers said about this book, "The quality of this Manga is amazing--the art, the inking, everything...", "WOW it even tells you what happened before the book... If you like Tenchi and anime you'll love this!!"
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Anime Interviews
Anime Interviews
by Trish Ledoux

In "Anime Interviews: The first Five Years of Americana, Anime and Manga Monthly", the very first collection of it's kind, you will hear insights directly from the mouths nd minds of the anime and manga creators in interviews which are often the only ones on record in English. Some of these creators are larger-than-life legends in their native Japan, some are up-and-coming young talents, but all have a lot to say on the subject of their work.
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Dreamland Japan

Dreamland Japan
by Fredrick Schodt

In this book, "Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga", gives a personal and provocative collection of short illlustrated essays, with chapters on issues in modern manga, manga magazines, artists and their works, Osamu Tezuka, Manga and other media, and Manga in the English-speaking world.
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Samuria from Outer Space

Samuria from Outer Space
by Antonia Levi

This book is the first book-length discussion of anime or Japanese animation in the USA. The discussion looks at anime from two perspectives: first, the heistorical, mythological and cultural roots of anime, and second, why this uniquely Japnaese art form is suddenly so appealing to Americans in the 1990's.

Also was shown on USA TV as StarBlazers.
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The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation
by Gilles Poitras

More than a guide to the hot phenomenon of Japanese animation, this book offers an encyclopedia treatise on the culture that produces it. More than 500 glossary-style entries explore the author's rants on "fandom, food, anime babes, large eyes, and sex and bloody noses". 30 photos. 45 line drawings
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Big Eyes, Small Mouth:  A Universal Japanese Anime Role-Playing Game

Big Eyes, Small Mouth: A Universal Japanese Anime Role-Playing Game
by Mark C. MacKinnon, Paul Wynns, Theodore Serafica (Illustrator), Sean McLeod (Illustrator), Aimo (Illustrator)

Big Eyes, Small Mouth is a multi-genre RPG, inspired by the dynamic characters and stories found in Japanese animation. Comedy or horror, fantasy or science-fiction...if you can imagine it, you can play it! Part of Guardians Of Order's Tri-Stat System game line. This multi-genre Japanese anime role-playing game was inspired by a wide range of TV shows, OAVs and theatrical movies -- from comedy to horror, fantasy to science fiction. The system is easy to use, highly flexible, and is only limited by your imagination.
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