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Frequently Asked Questions about Manga

This FAQ about Manga was compiled and written by Steve Pearl starbuck@cybercomm.net with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Usenet Manga Guide Introduction
Since its inception in 1992, the Usenet Manga Guide has been the one of ...
-02 How to use this Usenet Manga Guide
Please refer to the other Usenet manga FAQs for general background about manga,...
-03 Adachi Mitsuru $@$"$@$A=<(B
Adachi has his own baseball team, called `Vitamin A'....
-04 Araki Hirohiko $B9SLZHtO$I'(B
One of Shonen Jump's established artists. Well known for his unique art ...
-05 Aro Hiroshi $@$"$m$R$m$7(B
Most of Aro's stories have a clear, clean appearance with a surreal quality....
-06 Asagiri Yu $@$"$5$.$jM<(B
Asagiri Yu debuted on Nakayoshi in 1977 with Hikari mezashite tonde yuke. ...
-07 Asamiya Kia $@Kc5\530!(B
Asamiya Kia is the same person as the famous animator/character ...
-08 Asari Yoshito $B$"$5$j$h$7$H$(B
Asari Yoshito's style tends to be simple, almost cutesy...except for the ...
-09 Chen Wen $@E"Ld(B
Chen Wen worked for a dozen design companies before starting his own studio,...
-10 CLAMP
CLAMP is an all-female team at the forefront of today's shojo manga. Currently,...
-11 Egawa Tatsuya $@9>@nC#Li(B
A former disciple of Motomiya Hiroshi $BK\5\$R$m;V(B (a legendary ...
-12 Fujishima Kosuke $@F#Eg9/2p(B
Fujishima rose to fame with Taiho Shichauzo, and his later Aa! Megamisama! is ...
-13 Hagiwara Kazushi $@Gk860l;j(B
Hagiwara's biggest achievement is his astounding, technically accomplished art,...
-14 Hara Tetsuo $@86E/IW(B
Hara's work on Hokuto no Ken was a landmark for the second generation ...
-15 Hiramatsu Shinji $BJ?>>?-Fs(B
Hiramatsu is one of the first generation of true action/violence manga artists,...
-16 Hirano Toshihiro $@J?Ln=S90(B
Kakinouchi Narumi's husband. He directed the Vampire Miyu OAVs and worked ...
-17 Hirokane Kenshi $@907s7{;K(B
A lot of Hirokane's works are critical of the society we live in. He ...
-18 Hoshisato Mochiru $@@1N$$b$A$k(B
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-19 Hosono Fujihiko $@:YLnITFsI'(B
Hosono is at the top of an impressive manga-ka lineage. One of his ...
-20 Hojo Tsukasa $@KL>r;J(B
Another Shonen Jump celebrity of the 80's, though he hasn't had much ...
-21 Ikegami Ryoichi $@CS>eNK0l(B
Debuted in 1971 with Aineo Boy, written by Koike Kazuo. One of the famous ...
-22 Inoue Noriyoshi $@0f>e5NI(B
Inoue is another violence/action manga-ka who started in the 80s. He was one ...
-23 Kinutani Yu $@0aC+M7(B
A manga-ka working in the SF/fantasy genre. His former assistants include ...
-24 Itsuki Natsumi $@!{$J$D$_(B
A shojo manga-ka....
-25 Iwaaki Hitoshi $@4dL@(B $@6Q(B
A seinen-manga horror artist. Iwaaki's art is simple, powerful and sensitive,...
-26 Kakinouchi Narumi $@3@LnFb@.H~(B
Hirano Toshihiro's wife. Kakinouchi and Hirano collaborated on a book ...
-27 Kanzaki Masaomi $B?@:j>-5p(B
A competent but otherwise undistinguished action/fantasy manga-ka, who ...
-28 Katsura Masakazu $@7K@5OB(B
Another Shonen Jump rising star of the 1980s, who achieved recognition ...
-29 Kawaguchi Kaiji $@$+$o$0$A$+$$$8(B
One of the current leading seinen-manga pros. Kawaguchi has a crisp, ...
-30 Kikuchi Hideyuki $@5FCO=(9T(B
Kikuchi is a novelist, not a manga artist. But he sometimes writes stories ...
-31 Kishiro Yukito $@LZ>k$f$-$H(B
At 17, he won one of Shuueisha's manga contests, but opted to go onto ...
-32 Kitagawa Sho $@$-$?$,$ofF(B
Kitagawa, as he describes himself, is a very tall, muscular, dark ...
-33 Koga Yun $@9b2O$f$s(B
A shojo manga-ka whose art is known for its distinctive, fluid linework. ...
-34 Kuruma Shinichi $BMhN14V?50l(B
(now known as Aki Kyoma $B=)(B $B63K`(B.)...
-35 Kusunoki Kei $@Fo7K(B
A young, pretty (enough to compete with idol singers) manga-ka who works in ...
-36 Manabe Johji $@??Fi>y<#(B
A self-confessed otaku....
-37 Maki Koji $@4,Mh8y;N(B
Maki Koji's mangas have certain uniqueness and creativity, although ...
-38 Maruo Suehiro $B4]HxKv9-(B
Maruo's treatment of themes like sadism, decay and human brutality is ...
-39 Matsumoto Izumi $@$^$D$b$H@t(B
Matsumoto has gained more praise for picking assistants than for anything ...
-40 Matsumoto Leiji $@>>K\Nm;N(B
Matsumoto's art might take some getting used to, but he is renowned for ...
-41 Monkey Punch $@%b%s%-!=!&%Q%s%A(B
Stated influences include Sergio Aragones and Harvey Kurtzman (from the US ...
-42 Nagai Go $@1J0f(B $@9k(B
In his heyday, in the early 70s, this veteran artist was responsible ...
-43 Nagano Mamoru $@1JLn8n(B
Nagano was ``just another Gundam fanboy'' before he came to the notice of ...
-44 Nagano Noriko $@1JLn$N$j$3(B
Nagano Noriko is a resident manga artist for Tokuma Shoten. Her mangas ...
-45 Nasu Yukie $BFa=#@c3((B
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-46 Narita Minako $@@.EDH~L>;R(B
Her works deal with human relationships, life, ideals, friendship, etc. ...
-47 Nekobe Neko $@G-It$M$3(B
A shojo manga writer, who won the 2nd Nakayoshi New Writer award with ...
-48 Nobe Toshio $@LnItMxM:(B
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-49 Ogino Makoto $@2.Ln(B $@??(B
Ogino brought a detailed knowledge of occultism to Kujaku-Oh, his debut manga,...
-50 Okazaki Takeshi $@2,:jIp;N(B
One of a loose grouping of friends that includes CLAMP and Hagiwara Kazushi....
-51 Otomo Katsuhiro $@BgM'9nMN(B
Otomo has also worked as an illustrator, TV commercial director, and ...
-52 Ozaki Minami $@Hx:jFn(B
Said to be the ``queen of dojinshi'', Ozaki Minami is one of the most ...
-53 Ozawa Satoru $B>._7$5$H$k(B
Active during the mid 60s to early 70s. He retired some time ago (possibly ...
-54 Saito Takao $@$5$$$H$&!&$?$+$r(B
Famous gekiga/action manga-ka, rising to fame in the '60s....
-55 Saruwatari Tetsuya $@1nEOE/Li(B
Billed as manga's ``standardbearer of violence'', featuring super-...
-56 Shibata Masahiro $@!{ED>;90(B
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-57 Shirato Sampei $@GrEZ;0J?(B
Famous author of classic ninja mangas....
-58 Shimizu Reiko $@@6?eNh;R(B
The first runner up of Puff magazine's New Artist Award in 1985. Her ...
-59 Shinohara Chie $B!{86@i3((B
Aoi no fuuin $BAs$NIu0u(B - published by Shogakukan, 1992-4, 11 volumes @...
-60 Shirow Masamune $@;NO:@5=!(B
Formerly a high school art teacher, Shirow (a pseudonym) started out ...
-61 Sonoda Ken'ichi $@1`ED7r0l(B
A prominent dojinshi artist who rose to fame as the character designer for ...
-62 Takada Yuzo $@9bEDM5;0(B
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-63 Takahashi Rumiko $@9b66N1H~;R(B
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-64 Takeuchi Naoko $@IpFbD>;R(B
In September 1986, Takeuchi Naoko won Kodansha's 2nd New Manga Artist ...
-65 Tanaka Masasi $@EDCf@/;V(B
Tanaka Masasi's manga is almost completely dialogue-free, but his dark,...
-66 Takemiya Keiko $BC]5\7C;R(B
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-67 Tony Takezaki $@%H%K!<$?$1$6$-(B
(a pseudonym)...
-68 Terasawa Buichi $@;{BtIp0l(B
(A former Tezuka disciple?)...
-69 Tezuka Osamu $@!{DM!{Cn(B
Often referred to as ``manga no kami-sama'' (``the god of manga''), [Image]...
-70 Tagami Yoshihisa $@$?$,$_$h$7$R$5(B
(debuted 1978)...
-71 Togashi Yoshihiro $@IZ3_5AGn(B
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-72 Toriyama Akira $@D;;3(B $@L@(B
His manga, full of goofy characters and generally aimed at children, have ...
-73 U-jin $@M7?M(B
U-jin (a psuedonym) can be translated as `Play Person'....
-74 Urasawa Naoki $@1:BtD>!{(B
Urasawa does not have the most versatile character design ability, but he has ...
-75 Umezu Kazuo $@G`?^$+$:$(B
A famous manga-ka who has influenced the entire horror manga genre....
-76 Wada Shinji $@OBED?5Fs(B
An old-style action manga-ka. His main characters are women, and he draws for ...
-77 Yamamoto Naoki $@;3K\D>$-(B
(aka. Moriyama Tou $@?9;3Ec(B, Touyama Mori $@Ec;3(J $@?9(B;...
-78 Yano Kentaro $BLpLn7rB@O:(B
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-79 Yasunaga Koichiro $@0B1J9R0lO:(B
Yasunaga was the pioneer of some now-abused comedic devices, such as ...
-80 Yokoyama Mitsuteru $B2#;38w51(B
A prolific writer in the 60's, and a contemporary of Tezuka. His early ...
-81 Yuki Masami $@$f$&$-$^$5$_(B
Before appearing on Shonen Sunday with {Kyukyoku Chojin R, he was known as ...
-82 Contributors
Generally, contributions were in the form of articles posted to the net, ...
-83 The following people made especially significant contributions, reviewing theguide in its entirety, offering corrections and comments:
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-84 Rec.arts.manga Manga Guide Supplement: Shops
Version 2.10 Feb 12 '...
-85 Intended Readers/Categorization: Rec.arts.manga Manga Guide Supplement:
-86 Current Manga Magazines: A-D
-87 Current Manga Magazines: E-M
-88 Current Manga Magazines: N-Z
-89 Ceased Manga Magazines:
-90 Periodical Anthology Books (with ISBN):
(M == Monthly)...
-91 Manga Title Changes:









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