Editor: Roman Rosenbaum

Publisher: Routledge (Abingdon, UK / New York, NY)


  1. Rosenbaum, Roman. Introduction: The political potential of manga (pp. 1-26)
  2. Greene, Barbara. Re-envisioning the Dark Valley and the decline of the peace state (pp. 27-45).
    [Attack on Titan; Fullmetal Alchemist; Inuyasha]
  3. Lewis, Michael. Kobayashi Yoshinori’s Just War and unjust peace: Senso-ron, arrogant-ism, and selected memory (pp. 46-61).
  4. Takeuchi, Michiko. Sexual politics in manga: Pan-Pan Girls confronting the US occupation, Vietnam War, and Japan’s Article 9 revision (pp. 62-85).
  5. Webb, Sean Patrick. NEETs versus nuns: visualizing the moral panic of Japan’s conservatives (pp. 86-102).
    [A Certain Magical Index; AMAKUSA 1637; Garden; Palepoli]
  6. Hutchinson, Rachael. The body political: women and war in Kantai Collection (pp. 103-120).
  7. Hall, Jeffrey J. Towards an unrestrained military: manga narratives of the self-defense forces (pp. 121-140).
    [Aozakura: The Story of the National Defense Academy; Gate: Where the JSDF Fought]
  8. Rosenbaum, Roman. The political representation of Hiroshima in the graphic art of Kono Fumiyo (pp. 141-161).
    [In This Corner of the World; Town of Evening Calm, County of Cherry Blossoms]
  9. Whaley, Ben. What Tezuka would tell Trump: critiquing Japanese cultural nationalism in Gringo (pp. 162-182).
  10. Kohn, Stephan. Questioning the politics of popular culture: Tatsuta Kazuto’s manga 1F and the national discourse on 3/11 (pp. 182-202).
  11. Smith, Christopher. Database nationalism: the disaggregation of nation, nationalism, and symbol in pop culture (pp. 203-223).
  12. Dinitto, Rachel. Envisioning nuclear futures: Shiriagari Kotobuke’s 3/11 manga from hope to despair (pp. 223-244).
  13. Hasegawa, Yuko. Kokoro (心): Civic epistemology of self-knowledge in Japanese war-themed manga (pp. 245-264).
    [Barefoot Gen; Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths; Message to Adolf]
  14. Rosenbaum, Roman. In conclusion: Abenomics, Trumpism, and manga (pp. 265-276).