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Manga Impact Book Details

Date: 2010 August 30 11:16

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The good folks at Phaidon have sent us the details of their up coming book Manga Impact.

The book has 500 colour illustrations, 300 illustrated entries, and contributions from anime and manga experts such as Jonathan Clements and Tsugata Nobuyuki.

The book is due out November 2010.

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Published November 2010

Price: £24.95

Manga Impact Book

Three hundred illustrated entries on the most influential creators and characters in manga and anime.

The first richly illustrated A-Z guide to the fascinating and rapidly growing world of Japanese anime and manga, Manga Impact: The World of Japanese Animation, will be published by Phaidon Press in November 2010.

Including over 300 directory-style entries on the most influential creators and characters, as well as fifteen thematic essays, Manga Impact has been compiled by a team of leading international experts; it promises to be an essential resource that will delight newcomers, otaku, fanboys and cineastes alike.

It features legendary illustrators such as Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) and acclaimed directors such as Miyazaki Hayao (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) and Kon Satoshi (Perfect Blue), as well as comprehensive background information on myriad films, television series, studios and artists.

Every genre of the medium is explored: the kawaii cuteness of Pokémon and Hello Kitty, the giant robots and mecha titans of Mobile Suit Gundam and Danguard Ace, the majokko girls of Little Witch Sally and Sailor Moon, and the adventures of bounty hunters and gentlemen thieves in Cowboy Bebop and Lupin III, via the epic science-fiction of Neon Genesis Evangelion and the historical romance of The Rose of Versailles.

290mm x 250mm
320 pp
500 colour illustrations
ISBN 978 0 7148 5741 1

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

Carlo Chatrian is a journalist and member of the selection committee for the Locarno International Film festival.

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 selector of anime and Asian films for Bologna's Future Film Festival.

Stéphane Delorme is a member of the editorial board at Cahiers du cinéma and a selector for the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

Davide Di Giorgio is a film critic and author of a Japanese animation column for the web magazine 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.

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

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

Luca Raffaelli is one of Italy's most-respected comics experts and has written widely on the subject.

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

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.

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

Tsugata Nobuyuki is an animation historian and associate professor at the Department of Animation, Kyoto Seika University.

Source: Phaidon
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