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Staff Picks for Teens: Top Manga at the Library
Manga is a Japanese cartoon style - brilliant, creative and explosive.
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Title: Miracle Girls
Author: Akimoto, Nami
Publisher: Tokyopop (2001)
ISBN: 1892213648
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Notes: A story about two normal teen girls named Mika and Toni who happen to have secret powers of telepathy and teleportation.

 
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Title: Manga Mania Villains: How to Draw the Dastardly Characters of Japanese Comics
Author: Hart, Christopher
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (2003)
ISBN: 0823029719
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Notes: The author teaches you how to draw an Americanized version of manga.

 
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Title: Anime Interviews : the First Five Years of Animerica, Anime & Manga Monthly : (1992-97)
Author: Ledoux, Trish
Publisher: Cadence Books (1997)
ISBN: 1569312206
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Notes: Interviews with many of the manga artists and illustrators popular in the U.S.

 
 
Title: Manga! Manga! : the World of Japanese Comics
Author: Schodt, Frederik
Publisher: Kodansha International (1997)
ISBN: FAJT-9386
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Notes: A good introduction to manga for new fans.

 
 
Title: InuYasha. Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi
Author: Takahashi, Rumiko
Publisher: Viz Communications (1997)
ISBN: FAKP-4874
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Notes: The adventure ensues in this new tale from the best-selling graphic novel. Inu-Yasha, Kagome and Shippo continue their quest for more shards of the shattered magic jewel. Along the way, they meet a young girl named Nazuma fleeing from a horde of Spider-Head demons.

 
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Title: Astro Boy
Author: Tezuka, Osamu
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (2002)
ISBN: 1569717931
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Notes: The 10th in the popular Astro Boy series.

 
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Title: Phoenix : a Tale of the Future
Author: Tezuka, Osamu
Publisher: Viz Communications (2002)
ISBN: 159116026X
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Notes: First published in the 1960s, Phoenix remains relevant today. Civilization has gone underground after several nuclear wars. Masato, a resident of the underground capital of Tokyo, is discovered owning an outlawed alien animal. Fleeing for his life, he learns the secret of the Phoenix as the world veers toward Armageddon.