Graillat, Ludovic: "America vs. Japan. The Influence of American Comics on Manga." In: Refractory 10 (2006/07)(<http://refractory.unime ... manga-ludovic-graillat/>).
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Keywords: "Video-Girl Ai", Interculturalism, Japan, Katsura. Masakazu, Manga, Superhero, USA
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America is very much linked to Japan. Since the Second World War these two countries are at the same time a model, a foe, a friend to each other. When we talk about the manga we often compare them to the comics. Although Japan has its own superheroes (such as Godzilla as the supervillain, Astroboy, Akira, etc.), we can’t deny that America influenced the creation of Japanese superheroes. This essay will explore this influence through the work of Masakazu Katsura, a famous mangaka (manga writer) mostly known for his series Video Girl Aï (1989).
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