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The rising stars of manga. Vol. 1.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Tokyopop, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Introduction Stu Levy -- Devil's candy Priscilla Hamby and Clint Bickham -- Van Von Hunter: Circlet of necromancy Michael Schwark and Ron Kaulfersch -- The little match girl Hans Tseng -- Trickster Bridget E. Wilde -- Emmalyne's mansion Michael Vega -- Pest Kyle Hoyt -- Sitting ducks Benjamin Seto -- Ophelia's assassination: veritas Kelli Hoover -- Zero Tracy Cox -- Proper magic Jon Lyons.
Reading Level:
Teen age 13+.
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Manga's popularity is exploding and Tokyopop continues to lead the sales charts and the manga industry by implementing America's first national manga talent context. Artists from all over the nation seized the opportunity to compete for cash and other fabulous prizes and ten winners were selected from many hundreds of submissions. Their works are featured in a one-of-a-kind manga that has no equal! A Tokyopop exclusive.

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Library Journal Review

This ten-story anthology is the result of a contest held by Tokyopop for manga-inspired American artists. The ten winners have a great variety of art styles, from delicate shojo (girls' comics) to more cartoony styles, some of which show affinities with American as well as Japanese comics. The grand prize winner, "Devil's Candy" by Priscilla Hamby and Clint Bickham, is a horror comedy with excellent character designs, an inventive setting, and intricate artwork. In contrast, Hans Tseng's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" draws its power from the art's simplicity and from Tseng's strong page composition. Bridget E. Wilde's "Trickster" is a real-world fantasy very much in the vein of Rumiko Takahashi's Rumic Theatre. Tracy Cox's "Zero," the story of a soul singer with a terrible psychic power, is the book's most mature tale. Even the slighter works have something to recommend them-though the editors should have corrected spelling and grammar errors. Tokyopop ran a second Rising Stars of Manga contest in summer 2003. With the current popularity of books on how to draw manga, this collection is recommended for teens and adults not only for its best stories but also as an inspiration to budding artists. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.