Rewriting History in Manga

Stories for the Nation

  • Nissim Otmazgin
  • Rebecca Suter

Part of the East Asian Popular Culture book series (EAPC)

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About this book


This book analyzes the role of manga (Japanese comics) within contemporary Japanese public discourse, and explores its role in propagating new perceptions regarding Japanese history. Through the analysis of a variety of cases studies ranging from nineteenth century magazines to contemporary online comics and fandom, it focuses on the representations and interpretations of history in manga, and clarifies this medium’s interrelation with historical memory and political debate. Stories for the Nation delineates alternative modes of historical memory and expression as they are manifested and contested in manga, and argues for manga's potential to influence the historical and political views of wide audiences in Japan.


Manga Fandom History of Manga Historical Memory Japanese history

Editors and affiliations

  • Nissim Otmazgin
    • 1
  • Rebecca Suter
    • 2
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Dept of Japanese Studies,University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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