ADULT MANGA: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society, by Sharon Kinsella. Curzon Press, 2000, 228 pp., $19.95 (paper).

The private world of manga, however, is relatively unknown to a large segment of the English-speaking audience. Award-winning authors like Fred Schodt, in “Manga, Manga! The World of Japanese Comics and Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga,” have deepened readers’ general appreciation of manga, but very few studies have concentrated on the interrelationship between the industry and contemporary Japanese culture and society.

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