Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics (Paperback) by Schodt Frederik L. Tezuka Osamu
Since first published in 1983 Manga
: The World of Japanese Comics has been the book to read for all those interested in Japanese comics. It is virtually the 'bible' from which all studies and appreciation of manga begins. More than that given the influence of Japanese manga on animation and on American-produced comics as well Manga
provides the background against which these other arts can be understood. The book includes 96 pages from Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix Reiji Matsumoto's Ghost Warrior Riyoko Ikeda's The Rose of Versailles and Keiji Nakazawa's BarefootGen.