Updated on 16 October, 2021
Comic Japan is a new take on an old tale. A mixture of comedy and serious reflection on the culture of Japan, Comic Japan features an all-original storyline, a unique style of story presentation and stunning artwork. Comic Japan is a full-color, illustrated book of more than 400 pages, which includes never-before-seen scenes from the making of the comic book and a wealth of never-before-seen extras. This oversized book is a must-have for anyone who loves Japanese culture, or wants to understand more about this fascinating country. Comic Japan is like no other book on the market...
" Comic Japan "is based on the real-life incident that inspired the comic strip in question. In 2021, a small earthquake devastated the port city of Port Blair, devastating the comic strip industry in the process. But two years later, Hiroyuki Takahashi returned with a brand new group, the Takahashi family... and they've brought along their own comic strip writer! This second installment of the " Comic Japan " franchise brings comic strip art to life in a truly original and fresh way.
The first half of the book traces the origin of Comic Japan from its humble beginnings up until now. This historical journey is beautifully depicted through a combination of still photos, interviews with key people, and even some never-before-seen archive footage. It would have been impossible for any manga artist to create a comic book story featuring the actual events that transpired in that fateful day in history. The result is a captivating and unforgettable journey of a small family's love affair with something much larger than themselves... and the true meaning of friendship.
The second half of Comic Japan takes us into the present. Following a devastating typhoon, the Tsunami struck a strong blow against Japan and many thousands of innocent lives were lost. As the nation healed itself, the first " Comic Japan " exhibition took place to show comic strip artists in action. Hundreds upon hundreds of artists came together to show off their best work and express their own unique vision. Over the years, as the comic strip world has grown, so has this group of talented individuals.
A large portion of the book covers the evolution of Comic Japan from the times of its humble beginnings up to present day. We also get a look into the personal lives of some of the creators and the evolution of the industry itself. It would have been impossible for this type of business to flourish without the massive presence and influence of the Japanese manga and anime industry. From a country of ancient mythology and literature, to a modern-day giant that manufactures everything from clothing to giant television screens, Japan is a cultural powerhouse and one of the most respected countries in the world.
Many people in Japan have always loved to draw and create things. The ability to see an idea through to a physical form has always been something that the Japanese have enjoyed. Comic Japan was born from this passion and artistic ability to create. This new comic art style mixes traditional manga art with the unique style of Japanese cartoon strip drawing. When you mix these two powerful cultures, the results are bound to be a great comic.
The great thing about Comic Japan is that it tries to keep all aspects of Japanese culture in it's pages. Comic Japan tries to cover as much of the subject as possible within one comic while still leaving it's core elements. There are many popular and well known Japanese cartoon strip characters such as the series "Kuromame" or "Kurohime". One of the most popular characters is the strongest girl, "Kanna". These great comic strip heroes are loved throughout the world and are portrayed in very entertaining and thought provoking ways.
Some of the best known Comic Japan strips include "Katsu" (also known as "Katsu Comics"), "Hoshi wo Koi", "Sensei wa Myaku ja Nai!" and "Kuromame". All of these are available in both English and Japanese. Comic Japan also publishes a number of manga strips that are targeted to children, teens and adults. All of the above are favorites of people across the world and are drawn with the same love for the cartoon and Japanese culture that makes them a special part of our lives.