General Essays and Analysis
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Reviews, Overviews, and Summaries
Character development as is rarely seen anywhere!
Funny, classy, animal (and people) stories.
Two compilations of Takahashi Rumiko's great short stories.
Inuyasha Volume 2 Review (at EX.org)
classic, early 20th century book by Miyazawa Kenji.
"Arcadia of My Youth" reivew (6/02).
The Rose of Versailles formal review (at EX.org)
Galaxy Express 999 formal overview (at EX.org)
IMHO, Tezuka Osamu's masterpiece series.
Japanese language help:
Shogakukan magazines (publisher of Shonen Sunday). Some animated introductions to Shogakukan children's books (in Japanese). At least three of the books have an environmental message. One teaches children about death. Another relates to war.
Tezuka Osamu World in Japan. (He was the "father" of modern manga!) And Happy birthday, robot boy (article on Astro Boy/Tetsuwan Atom); also at the NY Times (4/7/03).
Leiji (Reiji) Matsumoto stuff.
My Japanese, along with everything else, is hardly perfect. If you find errors anywhere, please feel free to send me a correction. rei (at) mit(dot)edu
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