Discover the major events and artists who have shaped the history of modern manga, with this deluxe expanded volume. Amid reconstruction after World War II, Japan saw the emergence of modern manga, which quickly became a favorite pastime of its citizens. Over the decades, the art form bore witness to the anxieties and dreams of several generations of Japanese citizens, reflecting both dark and joyful experiences. The history of manga is inextricably linked to the social, economic, political, and cultural evolution of Japan. Essential to the daily lives of its inhabitants and to its economy, manga is one of the drivers of the international development of one of the world's largest economies. How did the manga market reach one billion copies annually in less than half a century? Who are the major players in this incredible expansion? Discover, over the pages and years, the major events and artists who have marked the history of modern manga in this new, updated and expanded edition. DEFINITIVE GUIDE: Beginning with the advent of modern manga in 1952, A History of Modern Manga covers the development and impact of the art form through to present day. THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE: Discover fascinating new details about essential entries in the manga canon, including Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Death Note, Naruto, Berserk, and more.STUNNING VISUALS: Features original, full-color illustrations as well as artwork from the featured manga titles! PERFECT GIFT FOR MANGA FANS: A History of Modern Manga is a fantastic gift for manga enthusiasts, as well as fans of Japanese history. A MANGA HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Explores the unique ways in which historical events you may already be familiar with impacted and influenced manga as we know it today.