Since first published in 1983, Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the "bible" from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. More than that, given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well, Manga! Manga! provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. The book includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix, Reiji Matsumoto's Ghost Warrior, Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles, and Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen.
“"Phenomenal book…an exceptionally literate writer."—Cat Yronwode "... a thoroughgoing exposition of the manga genre in text and pictures." —The New Yorker "An excellent historical guide to manga, as well as a fine Introduction to various artists and major thematic concerns." —Variety "Buy this book. Read it." —The Comics Buyer's Guide”