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The Rise of Anime and Manga


Grades 6-12


Manga and anime have risen from obscure art forms with cult followings to mainstream cultural forces. This book traces the development of manga and anime from their roots in medieval Japanese artwork to their record-shattering success on bestseller lists and in box office receipts. It also discusses their impact beyond the page and screen—in conventions, cosplay, toys, games, apparel, and accessories.

“This fun read features concise chapters that contribute to a quick pace as it moves seamlessly from one major topic or event to the next.… Informative and entertaining.” – Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2023

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Established in 2006, ReferencePoint Press is an independent educational publishing house focused on high-quality series nonfiction for grades 6-12 learners and researchers. Their experienced editorial team strives to create clear, accessible, and thoroughly researched books and digital content. More than just a source of raw “information”, each ReferencePoint title serves as a foundation for student assignments and learning by providing relevant background, context, perspective, statistics, and supporting images on current and historical topics. This disciplined editorial focus and mission has built our reputation as a go-to source for libraries and classrooms serving young adults. Our titles consistently receive favorable reviews from authoritative library and education journals and are included in many core collection recommendations.