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Manga: The Complete Guide

By Jason Thompson
  • ISBN Code: : 0345539443
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 903
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : manga.pdf

Book Excerpt :

• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!

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  • Pdf File: the-manga-guide-to-calculus.pdf

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Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye. In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor). Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to: –Use differentiation to understand a function's rate of change –Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function's derivative and its integral –Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions –Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions –Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials Whether you're struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you'll find what you're looking for in The Manga Guide to Calculus. This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

MPD Psycho

By Eiji Otsuka
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  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1630084174
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 451
  • Pdf File: mpd-psycho.pdf

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MPD-Psycho has earned praise for its complex, shocking story arcs and artist Sho-u Tajima's stark, arresting art style-that draws comparison with artist Charles Burns' work. Adult fans of the Death Note and Paranoia Agent anime series, the Takashi Miike MPD-Psycho television adaptation, and nihilistic parables like the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Monster, and Death Note manga will be surprised by the inventive murders, mysterious sci-fi touches, and surprisingly humorous moments in this smart series. Step onto this crazy ride, as even more strange deviants are introduced and writer Eiji Otsuka continues to astound with his inventive plot twists and atrocities. Named one of Publishers Weekly's best reads of 2007!

The Long Defeat

By Akiko Hashimoto
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190239174
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 872
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In The Long Defeat, Akiko Hashimoto explores the stakes of war memory in Japan after its catastrophic defeat in World War II, showing how and why defeat has become an indelible part of national collective life, especially in recent decades. Divisive war memories lie at the root of the contentious politics surrounding Japan's pacifist constitution and remilitarization, and fuel the escalating frictions in East Asia known collectively as Japan's "history problem." Drawing on ethnography, interviews, and a wealth of popular memory data, this book identifies three preoccupations - national belonging, healing, and justice - in Japan's discourses of defeat. Hashimoto uncovers the key war memory narratives that are shaping Japan's choices - nationalism, pacifism, or reconciliation - for addressing the rising international tensions and finally overcoming its dark history.

Contemporary Japanese Women’s Theatre and Visual Arts

By Nobuko Anan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137372982
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 284
  • Pdf File: contemporary-japanese-women-s-theatre-and-visual-arts.pdf

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This book traces the history of 'girls' aesthetics,' where adult Japanese women create art works about 'girls' that resist motherhood, from the modern to the contemporary period and their manifestation in Japanese women's theatrical and dance performance and visual arts including manga, film, and installation arts.

Passionate Friendship

By Deborah M. Shamoon
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  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Book Code : 0824861116
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: passionate-friendship.pdf

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Shojo manga are romance comics for teenage girls. Characterized by a very dense visual style, featuring flowery backgrounds and big-eyed, androgynous boys and girls, it is an extremely popular and prominent genre in Japan. Why is this genre so appealing? Where did it come from? Why do so many of the stories feature androgynous characters and homosexual romance? Passionate Friendship answers these questions by reviewing Japanese girls’ print culture from its origins in 1920s and 1930s girls’ literary magazines to the 1970s “revolution” shojo manga, when young women artists took over the genre. It looks at the narrative and aesthetic features of girls’ literature and illustration across the twentieth century, both pre- and postwar, and discusses how these texts addressed and formed a reading community of girls, even as they were informed by competing political and social ideologies. The author traces the development of girls’ culture in pre–World War II magazines and links it to postwar teenage girls’ comics and popular culture. Within this culture, as private and cloistered as the schools most readers attended, a discourse of girlhood arose that avoided heterosexual romance in favor of “S relationships,” passionate friendships between girls. This preference for homogeneity is echoed in the postwar genre of boys’ love manga written for girls. Both prewar S relationships and postwar boys’ love stories gave girls a protected space to develop and explore their identities and sexuality apart from the pressures of a patriarchal society. Shojo manga offered to a reading community of girls a place to share the difficulties of adolescence as well as an alternative to the image of girls purveyed by the media to boys and men. Passionate Friendship’s close literary and visual analysis of modern Japanese girls’ culture will appeal to a wide range of readers, including scholars and students of Japanese studies, gender studies, and popular culture.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1--Phantom Blood, Vol. 1

By Hirohiko Araki
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  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1421580500
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: jojo-s-bizarre-adventure.pdf

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Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship! -- VIZ Media

Oh My Goddess!

By Kosuke Fujishima
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  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1630088927
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 395
  • Pdf File: oh-my-goddess.pdf

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Somewhere inside the Judgment Gate, the minstrel learns the sad truth about the lady of the lake. Happiness can defy their fate for a time...but in the end, it will only turn to sadness again. So Keiichi and Belldandy are told by the power above them--but a couple who've prevailed on Earth and in Hell aren't about to give up their love...even against Heaven! Oh My Goddess! Is America's longest-running manga and has been popular in formats other than just manga. In the US the original video animation was licensed by AnimEigo, the film by Geneon Entertainment, and the various TV series at various points by Media Blasters, Geneon, ADV Films, and Funimation.

Translation as a Set of Frames

By Ali Almanna,Chonglong Gu
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000397513
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 752
  • Pdf File: translation-as-a-set-of-frames.pdf

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Envisioned as a much needed celebration of the massive strides made in translation and interpreting studies, this eclectic volume takes stock of the latest cutting-edge research that exemplifies how translation and interpreting might interact with such topics as power, ideological discourse, representation, hegemony and identity. In this exciting volume, we have articles from different language combinations (e.g. Arabic, English, Hungarian and Chinese) and from a wide range of sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional contexts and geographical locales (China, Iran, Malaysia, Russia and Nigeria). Those chapters also draw on a diverse range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches (e.g. critical discourse analysis, Bourdieu’s sociological theories, corpus linguistics, narrative theory and structuration theory), focusing on translation and interpreting relating to various settings and specialised genres (traditional media, digital media, subtitling, manga, etc.). As such, this volume serves as a dynamic forum for intercultural and interlingual communication and an exciting arena for interdisciplinary dialogues, thus enabling us to look beyond the traditionally more static, mechanical and linguistics-oriented views of translation and interpreting. This book appeals to scholars and students interested in translation and interpreting studies and issues of power, ideology, identity in interlingual and intercultural communication.

After the Berlin Wall

By K. Gerstenberger,J. Braziel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230337759
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: after-the-berlin-wall.pdf

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Twenty years after its fall, the wall that divided Berlin and Germany presents a conceptual paradox: on one hand, Germans have sought to erase it completely; on the other, it haunts the imagination in complex and often surprising ways