Tracing factors leading to the rise of manga in the US. Manga in the United States. Anime/ manga in the U.S. The popularity of anime/ manga in the U.S. today. Unpromising beginnings. WWII, negative preconceptions, and the difficulty of marketing manga in the West.
Tracing factors leading to the rise of manga in the US.
In what state is the largest anime convention in the United States held?
Comparative Number: UW has around 42,000 students (graduate and undergraduate).
Compare to 47,000 for Anime Expo.
In 2011, what was the top selling manga in Japan? In the US?
Japan United States
What do you notice about the main characters of Japanese manga/anime over time?