Darius, Julian. When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2014.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781940589039
BibTeX citation key: Darius2014
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Keywords: Ikegami. Ryoichi, Japan, Kudō. Kazuya, Manga, Sexuality, Superhero, USA
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
The first manga widely available in English, Mai, the Psychic Girl — written by Kazuya Kudō, with art by Ryoichi Ikegami – offered a near-perfect story for American readers: a realistic super-hero story, in line with revisionist American comics of the time (like Watchmen). In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius explores the comic, its depiction of super-powers, its relationship to revisionism, its depiction of female sexuality, and the various attempts to adapt the story as a motion picture.
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Appendix: A Mai Movie? (67)