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History of Manga and Its' Creators

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Post #792513
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2:59 am, Sep 3 2021
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If you have something you'd like to share in a language other than English feel free to post it.
I'll also continue to update this post if I ever discover another work to share or unearth some I've lost.
EDIT: shojo/josei link page=1#post792523
shounen/seinen link page=1#post792551

For yuri I'd suggest going to, a website dedicated to yuri content. From yuri mangaka interviews to articles discussing the tropes that have stood the test of time, you'll probably find it there.

Over at we've got Manga Studies #4: Traversing Art and Manga: Ishiko Junzō’s Writings on Manga/Gekiga by Shige (CJ) Suzuki sing-art-and-manga-ishiko-junzos-writings-on-mangagekiga- by-shige-cj-suzuki/ gives us Are Yon-Koma Manga Comic Strips? oma-manga-comic-strips/
Here we have a database for Osamu Tezuka's star system; a way he treated certain recurring, story hopping characters as actors that he even created imaginary salaries for.

Books and Journals
One Thousand Years of Manga by Brig Koyama Richard begins not with manga itself but instead older Japanese visual art practices, such as picture scrolls that narrated tales.
Drawing From Memory by Allen Say is an art centric memoir whose author, in his youth, apprenticed with Noro Shinpei.
Mechademia: An Annual Forum for Anime, Manga and the Fan Arts is a journal by University of Minnesota Press (each year's issues get combined into book volumes) and as of right now vol. 4 is free online.
Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives edited by Toni Johnson-Woods

Essays and Theses
G. M. Shum's The Evolution of the Comic Panel in Japanese Manga To download it from the website click e-Comic-Panel-in-Japanese-Manga-Shum/4c59d7623457e46b9f93 7bbd77dd2bf881713746

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4:34 am, Sep 5 2021
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Fredrik Knudsen did a good two part series explaining how manga and anime came to be:

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