‘Manga Vision is a diverse collection of fascinating insights into the cultural impact and use of manga both within Japan and overseas. A wide range of accessible, but carefully researched contributions, cover key aspects of the broader uses of manga by various communities, as well as an in-depth examination of the distinctive language and communication properties of manga and implications for pedagogy, multimodal research, and translation. An ambitious collection, but the result is a highly readable and thought-provoking book.’ Craig Norris, University of Tasmania
Manga Vision examines cultural and communicative aspects of Japanese comics, drawing together scholars from Japan, Australia and Europe working in areas as diverse as cultural studies, linguistics, education, music, art, anthropology, and translation, to explore the influence of manga in Japan and worldwide via translation, OEL manga and fan engagement.
The volume includes a mix of theoretical, methodological, empirical and professional practice-based chapters, examining manga from both academic and artistic perspectives. Manga Vision also provides the reader with a multimedia experience, featuring original artwork by Australian manga artist Queenie Chan, cosplay photographs, and an online supplement offering musical compositions inspired by manga, and downloadable manga-related teaching resources.