If you have any interest in what manga are about, this pocket guide will give you a thorough overview. If you are already a fan of a few manga titles, A Brief History of Manga will introduce you to the full range of genres and show you what you are missing. --Fred Patten, AmoXcalli
It is completely worth it to page through this tiny volume...The format makes it extremely easy to read as well...As is, I love the book. The hodgepodge of manga drawings on the cover show just how far reaching manga is in Japan. --Kory Cerjak, Fandom Post
Accessible, digestible, and engaging this is a must-by for manga fans. Michael Dodson, Neo
A Brief History of Manga is a wonderful and insightful book... This is a perfect book for an introduction into the history of manga. --Lawrence Brenner, Nerd Reactor
About the Author
Helen McCarthy is one of the west's most distinguished manga experts. The Harvey- award-winning biographer of Osamu Tezuka, she is regularly interviewed in the mass media abour manga, curated a Tezuka exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, and - the ultimate compliment - has seen her work translated back into Japanese.