Editor: Jaqueline Berndt

Publisher: International Manga Research Center (Kyoto, Japan)

The essays in this volume are based on presentations at the International Manga Research Center’s Second International Conference (Sep. 30 – Oct. 2, 2010)


Berndt, Jaqueline, Introduction: Attempts at cross-cultural manga studies (pp. 1-8)

  • Go, Ito. Particularities of boys’ manga in the early 21st century: How Naruto differs from Dragon Ball (pp. 9-16).
  • Kacsuk, Zoltan. Subcultural entrepreneurs, path dependencies and fan reactions: The case of Naruto in Hungary (pp. 17-32).
  • Bolalek, Radoslaw, The NARUTOfan generation in Poland: An attempt at contextualization (pp. 33-48).
  • Malone, Paul M. Transcultural hybridization in home-grown German manga (pp. 49-60).
  • Maser, Verena. On the depiction of love between girls across cultures: comparing the U.S.- American webcomic YU+ME: dream and the yuri manga “Maria-sama ga miteru” (pp. 61-71).
  • Rosebaum, Roman: Gekiga as a site of cultural exchange: Tatsumi Yoshihiro’s A Drifting Life (pp. 73-92).
  • Becker, Thomas. Cool premedialisation as symbolic capital of innovation: On intercultural intermediality between comics, literature, film, manga, and anime (pp. 107-117).
  • Ahmed, Maahen. Reading (and looking at) Mariko Parade –  A methodological suggestion for understanding contemporary graphic narratives (pp. 119-133).

Richter, Steffi Epilogue (pp. 135-140).