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Subject: rec.arts.manga: Manga Resources

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This FAQ, as well as the other anime/manga newsgroup FAQs and info articles written by Steve Pearl, are available from the Official Anime/Manga FAQ page at http://www.cybercomm.net/~starbuck/FAQ.html The FAQs on that page are always the most recent version (The monthly posts are posted directly from that directory!) Usenet Manga Resources FAQ (regularly posted to rec.arts.manga) version 1.0 (Sep 94) compiled by Steve Pearl (starbuck@cybercomm.net) version 2.0 (Apr 95) updated by Iain Sinclair (axolotl@socs.uts.edu.au) version 2.6 (Jan 98) updated by Steve Pearl (starbuck@cybercomm.net) This document lists manga-related addresses, books, references, and other resources which are of use to readers of rec.arts.manga. While it is difficult to make an exhaustive list of resources, the selection of information in this FAQ aims to be helpful, accurate and timely. Updates and corrections are most welcome, and should be emailed to the current maintainer. Please read this FAQ before posting to rec.arts.manga. This article can be freely distributed for non-commercial use, as long as all credits and notices remain intact. If this is used in any publication, including APAs & CD-Rom Collections, a copy must be sent to: Steve Pearl PO Box 11044 New Brunswick, NJ 08906 Please send all additions/corrections/comments to: Steve Pearl PO Box 11044 New Brunswick, NJ 08906 Internet: starbuck@cybercomm.net Changes from last version: - Coming Soon: Contents -------- Manga on the Net: - Usenet - IRC - FTP sites - WWW sites Email addresses: - Publishers of English-translated manga - Manga by mail-order - Anime/manga shopping guide maintainers - Miscellaneous - Mailing lists (MLs) Books: - Books about manga - Books about drawing manga - Books and Magazines on Learning Japanese - Japanese Dictionaries Where to buy manga: - Japan (major Tokyo stores) - USA - Europe - Australia Contributors -===- Manga on the Net ---------------- - Usenet On Usenet (not to be confused with the Internet), manga discussion centres on rec.arts.manga (English). Japanese-language manga discussion takes place on fj.rec.comics. Other related newsgroups are listed below. Please do not crosspost between rec.arts.manga and any other newsgroup without setting the "Followup-To:" line appropriately. (NB: the term "signal:noise ratio" is a rough description of a newsgroup's entropy, or quality of information.) alt.asian-movies - mainly discusses Hong Kong movies, which are occasionally based on manga. Fairly low signal:noise ratio. fj.rec.comics - the Japan-based manga newsgroup, in Japanese only. You may be able to get a feed of this if your system administrator is willing. High signal:noise ratio. rec.arts.anime.creative - Japanese animation fan fiction. (Moderated) rec.arts.anime.fandom - For Japanese Animation Fandom discussions rec.arts.anime.music - For the discussion of Japanese Animation music rec.arts.anime.models - For the discussion of models based on anime/manga rec.arts.anime.games - For the discussion of games based on anime/manga rec.arts.anime.marketplace - for buying/selling Japanese animation & manga goods. rec.arts.anime.misc - for everything else related to Japanese animation. Don't crosspost between any rec.arts.anime group and rec.arts.manga under any circumstances, since followups usually clutter up rec.arts.manga with junk. Pretty low signal:noise ratio. rec.arts.anime.info - moderated; intended for useful anime/manga related posts. High signal:noise ratio. rec.arts.comics.misc - talk about obtaining Western comics, and the Western comics scene, should be posted rec.arts.comics.misc. These topics are NOT part of rec.arts.manga's charter. Low signal:noise ratio. rec.games.video.misc rec.games.video.nintendo rec.games.video.arcade - video games and manga are increasingly related, with many mangas being based on video games, and many video games taking their ideas from manga. Variable (mostly low) signal:noise ratio. soc.culture.japan - Japanese culture, news, and politics. Medium-low signal:noise ratio, dropping to extremely low in major flamewars. sci.lang.japan - for Japanese linguists. There is some discussion of contemporary Japanese and Japanese-language software. Medium signal:noise ratio. alt.manga - is defunct, and should not be posted to for any reason. Ask your system administrator to remove it at your site. - IRC Manga is sometimes discussed on Internet Relay Chat (or IRC). The channel #anime!, which was started by Hiroshi Haga in 1991 or so, has seen occasionally seen some furious manga discussion (mostly in English). The channel #manga, which is ostensibly dedicated to manga, comes and goes. There are also dozens of Japanese users of IRC; usually, a Japanese-language patch to IRC is required to join their discussions. - FTP sites There are few major ftp sites for manga images and translations. While there are also some minor sites which come and go all the time, they rarely have anything not at the more major sites. DO NOT post to rec.arts.manga asking about ftp sites or WWW sites. The main manga ftp sites are: - WWW sites: In addition, there are very few Web sites specifically devoted to manga. Most are devoted to anime, rather than the manga from which they were derived. However, there are many "further reading" links in the Usenet manga glossary, the Usenet manga guide, and the other Usenet manga FAQs. Other links of interest include: Shougakukan <http://www.toppan.co.jp/bookshop/> Kodansha <http://anchor-net.co.jp:80/rental/kodansha/kxshop.html> Japanese-compatible WWW Browsers <http://www.ntt.jp/japan/note-on-JP/browsers.html> Ken Lunde's "Understanding Japanese Information Processing" <http://nearnet.gnn.com/gnn/bus/ora/catalog/ujip.desc.html> Adam Rice's Honyaku (Translation) Home Page <http://www.realtime.net/~adamrice> American Misconceptions about Japan FAQ <http://bronze.ucs.indiana.edu:80/~tanaka/American_misconceptions_about_Japan_FAQ.txt> Shodouka ("view Japanese with any browser") <http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/u/kryee/shodouka.html> Email addresses --------------- - Manga by mail-order: Nikaku animart (nikaku@netcom.com) - although their selection is mostly limited to anime-related goods, Nikaku is highly recommended for ordering manga via mail. For their current catalog, send empty mail with 'catalog' in the Subject: line. Queries, comments, flames to Margaret Lum (lumchan@ranma.stanford.edu). Books Nippan (nippan@netcom.com) - apparently don't read their email very often. Sasuga (sasuga@world.std.com) - in Massachusetts. - Anime/manga shopping guide maintainers Chicago, USA - Enrique Conty (conty@MCS.COM) London, UK - David Cotterill (100014.3230@compuserve.com) Los Angeles, USA - Jim Lick (jim@piggy.ucsb.edu) New York, USA - Steve Pearl (starbuck@cybercomm.net) San Francisco, USA - Steve Mah (smah@sdcc13.ucsd.edu) Sydney, Australia - Kelvin Kong (kkong@extro.ucc.su.oz.au) Tokyo, Japan - Jeff Okamoto (okamoto@hpcc01.corp.hp.com) - Publishers of English-translated manga Antarctic Press (antarc@texas.net) - have also written a FAQ about their products. Email them and ask for a copy before posting on the net. Dark Horse Comics - Mike Martin (dhc@teleport.com) Mangajin, inc. (mangajin@crl.com) Viz Productions (viz@netcom.com) - Miscellaneous ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com - Alternate email FTP access. Send the message 'help' and it will send back instructions. - Mailing lists (MLs) Mailing lists cater to more specialised interests, and avoid the Usenet free-for-alls. All known publically accessible, English-language manga MLs are listed below. Note: you should always subscribe to a mailing list before posting to it. Before joining a ML or participating in one, it is highly recommended that you read theMailing List Etiquette FAQ written by Brian Edmonds. The latest edition of which can be found on the web at: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/edmonds/usenet/ml-etiquette.html - CLAMP mailing list: a mailing list for fans of CLAMP. To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@lists.swb.de. The mail should have the following text in the first line: subscribe cml - Kimagure Orange Road mailing list: for discussion of the Kimagure Orange Road anime and manga, and the fan projects which have sprung up based on the series. For subscription information, send email to kor-request@edmonds.home.cs.ubc.ca (kor-digest-request for the digest version). Send mail to kor@edmonds.home.cs.ubc.ca to post to the list. List information and archives are also on the web at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/edmonds/anime/KOR/mailing-list.html - Koko wa Greenwood mailing list: for discussion of the Koko wa Greenwood anime and manga. For subscription information, send email to greenwood-request@edmonds.home.cs.ubc.ca (greewood-digest-request for the digest version). Mail to greenwood@edmonds.home.cs.ubc.ca to post to the list. Information and archives also on the web at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/edmonds/anime/Greenwood/mailing-list.html - Lupin III mailing list: an email-based discussion forum for fans of Lupin III. Here you can discuss the manga, the TV show, the movies and specials, cultural references, translations, Monkey Punch and Miyazaki, and anything else related to Lupin III. We have subscribers from around the world. If you like Lupin III, join today! To subscribe, send email to lupin3-request@majordomo.pobox.com with the following text in the body of the message: subscribe lupin3 - Maison Ikkokui: a mailing list for and about the Maison Ikkoku TV series and manga. To subscribe, send email to tarigan@sfu.ca. To post, send email to maison-ikkoku@sfu.ca. - Maison Ikkoku Translation list: a mailing list for and about the Net Maison Ikkoku translation project. To subscribe, send email to: mi-trans-request@nimbus.som.cwru.edu to post a message to the mailing list, use: mi-trans@nimbus.som.cwru.edu You don't need to be an active translator to be on this list - voyeurism is encouraged (although we prefer to call it "peeping" ^_^). - Manga Addicts ML: for discussion of Japanese manga, manga artists and the Japanese manga industry. Those interested in joining should have been reading original Japanese-language manga for at least three years. To subscribe, email a list of your favourite manga-kas to axolotl@socs.uts.edu.au. (Subscription is not automatic.) - Marmalade Boy Translation list: a mailing list for and about the Net Marmalade Boy translation project. To subscribe, send email to: "Marmalade Boy" To join, send email to: <NEED ADDRESS> - Miyazaki Hayao ML: for fans of the works of Miyazaki Hayao, the animator and manga artist. Discussion of alternative/progressive manga and anime is also welcome. To subscribe, send mail to listserv@brownvm.brown.edu. The mail should have the following text in the first line: subscribe nausicaa yourlogin@youraddress Firstname Lastname - Nakayoshi:A mailing list devoted to the Nakayoshi manga. Discussion of Nakayoshi, the serials which are featured and the writers and illustrators of those serials are all welcome. To subscribe, send an email message containing the word SUBSCRIBE to nakayoshi-request@nbi.com You will be sent a welcome message with an overview of the list as well as some hints for using the Majordomo software. - Rec.arts.manga mailing list: a mailing list for manga fans (basically a mailing list echo of the alt.manga newsgroup). To subscribe, send e-mail to rec-arts-manga-request@darwin.sura.net. The mail should have the following text in the first line: subscribe rec-arts-manga yourlogin@youraddress Firstname Lastname - Ranma 1/2 mailing list: a mailing list for and about the Ranma 1/2 TV series and manga. To subscribe, send email to ucchan@usagi.jrd.dec.com. To post, send email to ranma@usagi.jrd.dec.com. - Sailor Moon mailing list: This list is for discussion of the Sailor Moon anime and manga (which originated in Japan) and related topics, such as versions dubbed in other languages (English, French, Italian, German, Cantonese, etc), Sailor Moon merchandise, Japanese cultural references, Japanese language translations, etc. To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@indiana.edu with the body of the message being "subscribe sailor-moon" without the quotes. - Sazan Eyes mailing list: a mailing list for discussions about the anime & manga. To subscribe, send e-mail to <>. To post, send e-mail to <>. - Shampoo mailing list: a mailing list for fans of the animated character Shampoo from the Ranma 1/2 manga & TV series. To subscribe, send e-mail to shampoo-request@andrew.cais.com. To post, send e-mail to shampoo@andrew.cais.com. - Shoujo mailing list: a mailing list dedicated to the discussion of shoujo manga and anime. To subscribe, send e-mail to nonoka@usagi.jrd.dec.com. To post, send e-mail to shoujo@usagi.jrd.dec.com. - Skuld mailing list: a mailing list dedicated to the character Skuld from Aa Megamisama! manga and anime series. To subscribe, send e-mail to: skuld-request@server.berkeley.edu To post, send e-mail to skuld@server.berkeley.edu - Touch/Adachi Mitsuru mailing list: a mailing list for and about Touch, and other manga/anime created by Adachi Mitsuru. To subscribe, send e-mail to minami@usagi.jrd.dec.com. To post, send e-mail to touch@usagi.jrd.dec.com. - Urusei Yatsura mailing list: a mailing list for fans of Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku and of the works of Rumiko Takahashi in general. To subscribe, send e-mail to urusei-yatsura-request@panda.panda.com. The mail should have the following text in the first line: subscribe urusei-yatsura yourlogin@youraddress Firstname Lastname - Video Girl Ai mailing list: for discussion of the Video Girl Ai anime and manga (Len too). For subscription information, send email to vgai-request@edmonds.home.cs.ubc.ca (vgai-digest-request for the digest version). Send mail to vgai@edmonds.home.cs.ubc.ca to post to the list. List information and archives are also on the web at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/spider/edmonds/anime/VGAi/mailing-list.html Books ----- - Books about manga There exist hundreds of Japanese books about manga artists, the manga industry, manga titles, and manga genres. The following list is a very small subset of what is available. "Comic Catalog 1995". Fukuya, Y2800. Exhaustive catalog of all Japanese mangas in print, used as a reference by many bookstores. The main index is by author, with a secondary index by title. Each entry lists author, title, publisher, series name (ie. magazine of origin), number of volumes, price, and author (where applicable. An excellent reference that anyone with a serious interest in manga should own. Aihara, Kouji (art) and Takekuma, Kentarou (story). "Sarudemo kakeru manga kyoushitsu [Even monkeys can draw manga]" (aka "Saruman"). Shougakukan, 1988-93, 3 volumes @ Y1200. A wide-ranging story about about manga cliches and the modern manga industry, told in manga form. Indispensable for diehard manga fans. "The story of Saruman is told through a pair of manga wanna-be's, one a rookie artist of marginal talent, and another a seasoned veteran who knows the industry tricks inside out. The education began when the rookie tried to apply some common sense to solve manga problems, and the veteran refuting the common sense by providing examples that are totally counter-intuitive, yet strangly familiar in our manga reading experiences. This is the genius of Saruman; it exposes the madness without losing the humor. Aihara and Takekuma were able to bite the hand that feeds them, and then got permission to do more. Saruman gets wilder and more hilarious as it progresses, and not since Be Free have I seen a manga with so much energy spilling from beginning to end. Read it as a story, read it as a satire, or read it as a warning, Whatever a reader looks for, Saruman delivers. Read it, and rec.arts.manga will never look the same to you again." [DM] Hara, Takao. "Shigaisen". Tsukuru Shuppan, Y1200. ISBN4-924718-08-4 A rant about manga censorship by the chairman of Manga Japan, with a couple of pictures. Hirata, Hirotsugu ed. "Bishoujo Manga Daihyakka [Many objects of erotic manga study]". Tatsumi Shuppan, 1991. A fairly informative catalog of the erotic manga scene, with many reviews of manga, anime, and H software, all lavishly illustrated. Some illuminating interviews and "how to draw" tips are included. Ishiko, Jun. "Sengo manga shi noto". Tokyo, Kiinokuniya Shoten, 1980. A history of Japanese manga since World War II. McCloud, Scott. "Understanding Comics". A study of Western comics, in comic form, with a brief mention of manga. Mentioned here for completeness' sake - not recommended as a source of information about manga. Muko, Morio, ed. "Nihon manga sho jiten, manga jimbutsu jiten". Ruibesha, 1980. Dictionary of manga awards and biographical dictionary of Japanese manga artists. Ono, Kosei. "The Manga of Asian Countries". [publisher?], 1993. Unseen, but apparently quite good. Schodt, Frederik L. "Manga! Manga! The world of Japanese Comics." Kodansha, 1983. ISBN 0-87011-752-1 The seminal English-language reference on Japanese manga. Schodt, who has also contributed entries on Japanese artists to just about every major English-language comics encyclopedia, writes with authority. Although there has been a great deal of change in the manga industry since its first publication, it remains an authoritative and informative work. Soeda, Yoshiya. "Manga bunka". [publisher?], 1983. A study of manga culture. Yonezawa, Yoshihiro. "Sengo shojo manga shi". Shimposha, 1980. History of shoujo-manga in Japan. Yonezawa also wrote a companion volume on SF Manga. - Books about drawing manga The following books (again, a minimal list) deal with manga-specific tools and techniques. Also well worth a look is "Saruman" (details in the "Books about Manga" section). Those interested in the basic principles of drawing should investigate the many good English-language works on anatomy, drawing technique, caricature and contemporary illustration - they are part of many Japanese manga artists' libraries. Saitou, Chiho. "Saitou Chiho no manga akademia [Saito Chiho's manga academy]". Hakusensha, 1988. A typical series of learn-to-draw-manga lessons from a veteran manga-ka. It covers the basics fairly well and is a good reference for beginners. Terasawa, Buichi. "[Making Manga on a Mac]". Scholar, 1994. Describes how to use the Macintosh computer to create manga and CG effects. Toriyama, Akira. "[Toriyama Akira's Unskillful Manga Laboratory]". Shuueisha. A how-to-draw manga book. Will probably be of little use to those who don't want to emulate Toriyama's trademark style. "Manga ishizue tekunikku kouza [Fundamental manga technique course]". Bijutsu Shuppansha, 1988. The Bijutsu Shuppansha "Manga techique" books (also known as "How to Art") are useful, well-illustrated guides to contemporary manga theory and practice. This volume features interviews with: Akaboshi Tamiko, Asakura Sekaiichi, Azuki Yuu, Eguchi Hisashi, Hatanaka Jun, Ichijou Yukari, Igarashi Mikio, Ikezawa Satomi, Kikuni Masahiko, Kitagawa Sho, Kiuchi Kazuhiro, Kohashi Motoko, Komichi Meiko, Kouga Yun, Kusano Akihiro, Makoto Kobayashi, Moriwaki Masumi, Ouno Morii, Sasaya Nanae, Shintani Kaoru, Suzuki Yumiko, Tada Yumi, Takanashi Kumi, Tamura Shigeru, Umezu Kazuo, Urasawa Naoki, Wakabayashi Kenji, Yamada Yoshihiro, Yamashita Kazumi, Yoshida Sensha, and Yoshimoto Yoshitomo. "Manga suupa tekunikku kouza [Super manga technique course]". Bijutsu shuppansha, 1988. "Manga ouyou tekunikku kouza [Applied manga technique course]". Bijutsu shuppansha, 1988. Books and Magazines on Learning Japanese ---------------------------------------- The book(s) you choose for learning Japanese will depend largely on what you want to know and how fast you want to know it. If you are enrolled in a Japanese course, their prescribed textbooks should be all you need. But at any level, one solid grammar reference and one solid dictionary are good investments. There is also a wide variety of Japanese language learning, reference and word-processing software on the net, which is briefly covered in a separate section. "Mangajin" magazine. Published by Mangajin, Inc. A magazine with detailed panel-by-panel manga translations and articles on Japanese culture. The selection of manga is, for once, representative of mainstream Japanese tastes. Strongly recommended to anyone learning Japanese, or anyone with an interest in normal manga. Mangajin have also published a book, "Learning Japanese through Manga", a compendium of translations published on Mangajin. They can be contacted at: Mangajin Inc. 2531 Briarcliff Rd., Suite 121 Atlanta, GA 30329 USA Sekai Shuppan Kenkyu Centre Minami Aoyama 2-18-9 Minato-ku, Tokyo 107 Japan Tel: +81-3-3479-4434 Fax: +81-3-3479-4436 Current information about Mangajin: <http://www.st.rim.or.jp/~tony/mag_info.html> Information about the Mangajin CDROM: <http://www.st.rim.or.jp/~tony/cd_info.html> Aoki, Hirose, Keller, and Sakuma. "Basic structures in Japanese". Taishukan Publishing Company. A beginner's Japanese textbook. Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT). "Japanese for busy people". Kodansha, Tokyo/NY, 3 volumes. ISBN 0-87011-599-5 and ISBN 4-7700-1419-8. Another beginner's Japanese textbook. Highly Recommended. Bleiler, Everett F. "Essential Japanese Grammar". Dover, ISBN 0-486-21027-8. Geers, Todd and Geers, Erika. "Making out in Japanese". Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Company. ISBN 0-8048-1541-0 A short book on colloquial Japanese. Geers, Todd and Geers, Erika. "More Making out in Japanese". Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Company. ISBN 0-8348-0250-3 The companion volume to "Making out in Japanese". Kodoka, Nobumitsu. "Wa-Ei Poruno Yougo Jiten [Japanese/English Porno Terminology Dictionary", Kodansha, 1990, Y1400. ISBN 4-06-201404. "The compiler appears to have taken several English slang dictionaries, extracted every scatological and sexual term therein, translated them into Japanese with commentary, and indexed the list in go-juu-on order. Thus, the book is very heavy on English terms and misses much of what I believe is an equally rich repertoire of Japanese expressions. Still, there is much of interest here and it would make amusing reading for a rainy day curled up in front of the fire with your Nelson." [RG] Jordan, E. "Japanese: The Spoken Language". Yale university Press, 1988. ISBN 0-300-04188-8. A standard college-level Japanese text. Maynard, Senko K. "An Introduction to Japanese Grammar and Communication Strategies". The Japan Times. Seward, Jack. "Japanese in Action". Seward, Jack. "Outrageous Japanese". Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1991. ISBN 0-8048-1694-8. The former is an informative, anecdotal guide to practical everyday Japanese speech and grammar. The latter is a short list of "rude" words and expressions. Both should be of interest to manga readers. Japanese Dictionaries --------------------- "Kenkyusha's Japanese-English Dictionary". Covers most basic kanji, and is a good kanji familiarisation aid. However, it is less useful as a kanji reference once the basics have been learnt. "Nelson's Chinese Character Dictionary". A large, widely-used Japanese character dictionary. It should fulfil the needs of most manga readers, but those who enjoy manga dealing with historical or occult subjects will find it somewhat lacking. Also, the indexing system is unsatisfactory, and some important compounds are missing. On the whole, a fairly reasonable reference, but not a perfect one. Henshall, Kenneth G. "A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters". Charles E. Tuttle Co. ISBN 4-8053-0509-6 Excellent etymological reference for the "official" set of 2000-odd kanji. Describes the evolution of each kanji, readings, compound examples and suggested mnemonics. The complete opposite approach to the rote-learning system, and recommended to anyone who wants to really understand kanji. Spahn, Mark & Hadamitzky, Wolfgang. "Japanese Character Dictionary, With Compound Lookup via Any Kanji". Nichigai Associates. ISBN 4-8169-0828-5. Has many more kanji and compounds than Nelson's, and an index that is very fast once you get the hang of it. The content is also more modern. Where to buy manga ------------------ Translated manga can be obtained from comic stores. The details of ordering, speed of delivery, price, etc. all vary widely. These matters all pertain to the Western comic industry, and have nothing to do with rec.arts.manga - related questions should be posted to rec.arts.comics.misc. Bookstores where original, Japanese-language manga can be bought are listed below. Prices are determined by the current exchange rate plus an additional markup, usually around 50% or more. Some bookstores courier their stock by air, so that magazines are on the rack the same day they are released in Japan. The customer tends to pay slightly more for this service. See also: - check under "Email addresses/Shopping Guide Maintainers" for local manga/anime shopping guides. - Japan-Related Bookstores and Mail Order <http://www.culturewave.com/culturewave/jrp/books.html> NB: The staff of some Japanese bookstores do not speak fluent English, or any English at all. However, you can usually make yourself understood if you can write your order in Japanese (supplying your name, address and phone number). Kinokuniya's order form looks like this: - Japan (major Tokyo stores) Shinjuku: Manga no Mori (manga/anime specialized bookstore) Animec (manga/anime specialized bookstore) Harajuku: Mecca Harajuku (aka Idol Wonderland; anime stuff) Ikebukuro: Manga no Mori Kanda Jimbouchou: Shosen Book Mart (manga/anime specialized bookstore) Comic Takaoka (manga/anime specialized bookstore) Nakano shoten (manga specialized secondhand bookstore) - USA Arlington Heights, IL: Asahiya Bookstores U.S.A., Inc Yaohan Plaza 100 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 (708) 956-6699 Atlanta, GA: Iwase Bookstore (404) 814-0462 Edgewater, NJ: Kinokuniya Bookstores Yaohan Plaza 595 River Road Edgewater, NJ 07029 (201) 941-7580 (201) 941-6087 (fax) Fountain Valley, CA: Tokyo Do Shoten 18924 Brookhurst Mountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 968-9182 10:30-18:30 (Mon-Sat), 11:00-17:00 (Sun) Los Angeles, CA: Asahiya Bookstores U.S.A., Inc Yaohan Plaza 333 S. Alameda St. Suite 108 Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 626-5650 (213) 626-1746 (fax) Books Nippan Nippon Shuppan Hanbai U.S.A., Inc. 532 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 687-7400 (213) 687-7401 (213) 687-9896 (fax) Kinokuniya Bookstores (213) 687-4447 Maryland: Sakura (301) 468-0605 San Francisco, CA: Kinokuniya Bookstores 1581 Webster Street SF, CA 94115 (415) 567 7625 San Jose, CA: Kinokuniya Bookstores 675 Saratoga Ave San Jose, CA 95129 (408) 252 1300 Nikaku Japanese Animart 615 N. 6th (408) 971-2822 10:00-18:00 (Tue-Sat), 10:00-17:00 (Sun-Mon) Send them a self-addressed stamped envelope for their catalog. Torrance, CA: Kinokuniya Bookstores (213) 327 6577 Weller Court, CA: Kinokuniya Bookstores (213) 687 4480 - Europe Holland: O.C.S. Bookshop B.V. Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 NL-1072 LH Amsterdam The Netherlands +31-20-6799238 +31-20-6766187 (fax) 10:00-18:00 daily - Australia Sydney, NSW: OCS Bookshop Argyle Centre, The Rocks ph: 241 3990 Mon-Sat 09:00-17:00 Sun 10:00-16:00 Japan Book Plaza Martin Place, City Mon-Sun 09:30-17:00 -===- Contributors ------------ Ron Granich (76662.351@COMPUSERVE.COM) - porno jiten David Mou (dmou@netcom.com) - Saruman review Nikki White, via Widya Santoso (100033.361@CompuServe.COM) - some entries in the "Books about Manga" section ITO Takayuki (yuki@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp) - Japanese manga stores John Yung (pomru@acm.rpi.edu) - "Expert manga technique" info <> -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Edited by Steve Pearl- Moderator, rec.arts.anime.info Email submissions to anime-info@cybercomm.net and questions about the newsgroup to anime-info-request@cybercomm.net