The Essential Manga Guide

50 Series Every Manga Fan Should Know
by Briana Lawrence

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Dive into the world of manga and discover 50 of the most influential and essential series and standalone titles—from Boys Run the Riot to Chainsaw Man to Sailor Moon—with this must-have guide for manga fans by Crunchyroll senior editor Briana Lawrence.

With profiles on 50 unforgettable series and ground-breaking single...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 256

Publication Date 06/11/2024

ISBN 9780762481781

Dimensions 6.55 inches x 8.5 inches

"[W]hat Lawrence has done should be considered a public service for fans of visual literature . . . The Essential Manga Guide lives up to its title by being an essential purchase for manga fans new and old alike!"

— The Fandom Post

"This guide is vastly rich with information, history, personal influence and opinion, and enough options to not only kick start but fuel someone’s journey into the world of manga for YEARS to come."

— The Outerhaven

"It is a real joy to see this kind of thoughtful writing about manga published. The Essential Manga Guide is one of the most complete collections of manga analysis in the West—at least in book form. 9/10"

— In Between Drafts

“With The Essential Manga, Lawrence proves why manga is a legitimate art form worthy of respect and analysis. Filled with insight, The Essential Manga Guide lives up to its name and will be a welcome addition to any manga fan's library.”

— ScreenRant

"The Essentia Manga Guide: 50 Series Every Manga Fan Should Know is still as an extensive and complete release that both novice and seasoned manga fans will find helpful. With its diversity of choices and attention to detail, the book will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about manga and why it matters."


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