Monday, April 7, 2008

Episode Twelve Part 2: Paul Gravett

Hey there! Here is the last episode of our 1st season! We continue our interview with Paul Gravett author of Manga: 20 Years of Japanese Comics.
Also in honor of this episode we get a short lesson in manga genres by Taz.

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Here's a bit more infomation on the different genres:

This type of manga translates as "fan-work" (literally "same-person-writing") Doujinshi is unofficial manga that is made and produced by fans of an original series, or a self-published manga.

Gekiga means "dramatic pictures". This type of manga is more experimental or literary.

Shōjo (literally "girl") is manga aimed at young females up to the age 18. These series tend to focus on romance and relationships from a young female's point of view.

This is almost the same as shojo except it is mostly action, sports or romance for males up to age 18. It translates literally as "boy".

This kind of manga is for little children that are just learning to read. Kodomo translates literally as "child".

If you want to read about even more genre's check out the great wiki where we got it all from.

More show notes to come.

We will be back soon with season two of!
Stay tuned!

~A!Pon Crew

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