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Selected Journals on Japan
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||Japanese language and literature
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Manga Collection at Furman Libraries
5 Centimeters per Second by
Call Number: Gen PN6790.J3 S55 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-26
Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but as award-winning director Makoto Shinkai reveals in his latest manga comic, it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop. 5 Centimeters Per Second is a faithful adaptation of one of Shinkai's most recognised works, a powerful and timeless manga romance. Originally available only as a two-volume series, this single 560 page omnibus better replicates the pace and feel of the original film.
Call Number: Gen PN6790.J3 A56 2012
Kiyoha may wear the similar fancy kimono-dresses but she is not your everyday geisha. The hairstyle may be the same and she may have some of the finest clientele comparable to those of the most refined women in all of Kyoto, but Kiyoha is not in the home of geisha and their maiko assistants. Instead Kiyoha is in Yoshiwara, the infamous red-light district located in northeast Tokyo. And instead of being a respected geisha artisan, she is an oiran, a courtesan. Kiyoha didn't choose this life. She was forced into this world at an early age for one reason...she had spunk. A fire burned within her as a child. She would rather fight than cry, and she would always fight if ever put at risk. And she caused her caretakers so much trouble their best solution was to give her a purpose to be strong and maybe a chance to develop her own life and business. But getting to that point would take years of heartache and misery. Kiyoha's entire life has been in chaos, and she has blossomed in it.
21st Century Boys by
War is over. The Friend is dead. Mankind no longer faces the threat of extinction. Peace has finally come to Tokyo... Or has it? The mystery still remains. Nobody knows who the Friend was and where he came from. The only clue is hidden deep within the memories--the memories of the hero Kenji. It is time to open Pandora's Box to discover what is left at the bottom. Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.
Princess Knight by
Call Number: GEN PN6790.J34 R5413 2011
Set in a medieval fairy-tale backdrop, Princess Knight is the tale of a young princess named Sapphire who must pretend to be a male prince so she can inherit the throne. Women have long been prevented from taking the throne, but Sapphire is not discouraged and instead she fully accepts the role, becoming a dashing hero(ine) that the populous is proud of. The playful cartooning style of Princess Knight is comparable to that of Disney, la Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Considered by many as one of the first major shojo works, and one from the godfather of manga, Princess Knight has been long considered one of Tezuka's most popular works worldwide.
Call Number: Gen PN6790.J3 T49 2003 Vol. 1-12
Now in English is the first volume of the acclaimed Phoenix series, regarded as Tezuka's masterpiece. Osamu Tezuka painstakingly created his epic 12-volume series over several decades, stretching the limits of comics to address fundamental questions about existence. All 12 episodes of Phoenix are linked by the presence of the mythical bird, an immortal guardian of the universal life force. Beginning in A.D. 270, Phoenix: Dawn follows the ambitions of Queen Himiko, capturing with precise period detail the early phase of Japanese civilization.
Adapted from course by Susanna Fessler, University at Albany
General background on Japan...