Dreamland Japan (Hardcover)

Writings on Modern Manga

By Frederik L. Schodt

Stone Bridge Press, 9781933330952, 375pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011

List Price: 29.95*
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This landmark book, first published at the height of the manga boom, is offered in a hardcover collector's edition with a new foreword and afterword. Frederik L. Schodt looks at the classic publications and artists who created modern manga, including the magazines Big Comics and Morning, and artists like Suehiro Maruo and Shigeru Mizuki; an entire chapter is devoted to Osamu Tezuka. The new afterword shows how manga have evolved in the past decade to transform global visual culture.

Frederik L. Schodt, based in San Francisco, is fluent in Japanese and author of many works about Japan.

About the Author

Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga!. He often served as "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's English interpreter. In 2009 he received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from the Japanese government for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.http: //www.jai2.com/Welcome.htmhttp: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_Schodt

Praise For Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga

The best introduction to manga I have ever read.”
Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit

The informally encyclopedic Dreamland Japanthe result of Schodt's 16-plus years of studying manganot only makes it easier to understand the art form but also says a good deal about Japanese culturethis is an authoritative reference of the different categories of manga, popular titles and publishers.”
Publishers Weekly

The definitive survey of the Japanese comic book mindscape...”
Alvin Lu, The San Francisco Bay Guardian


"Schodt gives readers a sense that manga is a vast ocean in Japan with genres undreamed of in American comics. Dreamland Japan is recommended for all comic fansnot just for the historical information, but because Japan has truly understood that comics are only limited by our imagination."
Ed Sizemore, MangaWorthReading.com

"No one knows more about this world and conveys it with such warmth and unpretentious insight than Frederik L. Schodt, and the timing of this collector’s edition is ideal: as Schodt notes in his new afterword, manga, Japan, and those of us interested in both are undergoing radical transformations. Luckily, we have this kick-ass book to guide us."
Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the US