[comics] Japan’s Madness for Manga — BBC News on Manga and Spirited Away … ‘Modern manga burgeoned in Japan’s post-war years, when television was still not affordable. When TV did become more common, anime provided a cheap alternative to live drama. Both genres hooked the 1960s baby boom generation and have since become well-established Japanese media. Relatively low production costs are still part of their attraction. “One person with a pen and piece of paper can do something on the scale of Star Wars,” said Matt Thorn, from Kyoto Seika University’s Department of Comic Art. ‘
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