It's Lit!

How Manga Took Over American Bookshelves

05/12/2021 | 14m 17s

Manga, by its most simplistic definition, are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan, which became extremely popular in the United States starting in the 80s and 90s. We’ve already touched on Western Graphic Novels and Comics, but you know we couldn’t just leave it at that. So today we’re discussing manga as its own rich literature, reflecting the complicated political history of Japan.

Aired: 05/12/21

Rating: NR


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