Anime / Manga

The Anime Encyclopedia


Updated and expanded! 1,000,000+ words on films, artists, studios, themes, and Japan's animation culture, with key data and advisories.

The Astro Boy Essays


A tribute to Japan's God of Manga by his long-time American friend and translator. Includes rare, full-color, original Astro Boy Astro Boy art!

The Four Immigrants Manga


The first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel!

Satoshi Kon


An introduction to the work and vision of Satoshi Kon, anime's premier illusionist.

The Osamu Tezuka Story


A documentary manga biography of the influential artist and the birth and evolution of manga and anime in Japan.

Anime Classics Zettai!


The top 100 Japanese animation films, TV series, and made-for-video series.

Anime Explosion!


A fascinating guide to themes and films in the expanding Japanese megaverse.

Asia Shock


A fan's guide to the weirdest, scariest films from Asian masters.

Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity (vol. 3)


The third volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's relationship with its barbarian neighbors. The Mongols!

Division to Unification in Imperial China (vol. 2)


The second volume in this fun, comic-style series that explores China's transition from the Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty.

Dreamland Japan


The classic text by renowned manga expert in a beautiful new casebound edition, with a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Foundations of Chinese Civilization (vol. 1)


A fun way to learn about China in a visual, informative comic-style history

Japanese the Manga Way


A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers

The Anime Companion 2


Become an expert on cultural details commonly seen in Japanese animation, movies, comics and TV shows.

The Dorama Encyclopedia


An encyclopedic survey with a sense of humor.

Understanding China Through Comics


Who founded China? Who are the Chinese people? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The Understanding China Through Comics series answers these questions and more.



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