All About Anime and Manga Reviews

Anime and Manga Fandom: ISBN 978-1-6782-0216-3 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0217-0
The Art and Artists of Anime: ISBN 978-1-6782-0218-7 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0219-4
The Art and Artists of Manga: ISBN 978-1-6782-0220-0 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0221-7
The History of Anime and Manga : ISBN 978-1-6782-0222-4 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0223-1
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple supplement April 1, 2022

Gr 6 Up—Turn readers who enjoy manga and anime into true fans with these deep, deep dives into the history of these entertainment forms and the artists whose work is most widely known. What influenced the fighting style of “Dragon Ball?” Was the artist entirely satisfied with the ending of “Attack on Titan?” Learning the stories behind the stories creates a sense of ownership and pride, and these books are dense with anecdotes, quotes, and mini biographies. Limited illustration and text features mean readers will work for bragging rights to this authoritative knowledge. In addition to learning about the art forms, readers of the whole series will develop an interesting understanding of modern Japan. VERDICT Packed with information for manga and anime devotees.

Anime and Manga Fandom: ISBN 978-1-6782-0216-3 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0217-0
Booklist, April 1, 2022

There’s nothing more fun for a pop-culture fan than to dress up and represent their favorite characters. This offering from the All about Anime and Manga series (4 titles) provides an indepth exploration of the cosplay and creative cultures surrounding anime and manga. Illustrated with colorful images of individuals going all out for their fandom, the book features five easy-to-read and extensively researched chapters that include different perspectives and background information about these fans, their communities, and the events they attend. Beginning with a look at fandom itself, the book’s successive chapters cover everything from conventions and cosplay styles to the meaning of otaku and fans’ artistic expression through their chosen art form. Thorough source notes and recommended resources conclude this informative look at a popular subject for teens.
—Aurora Dominguez