We certainly hope you read yesterday’s interview with Yoshihiro Tatsumi by Kai-Ming Cha in PW Comics Week. We found it pretty damned fascinating as a look at the history of the Japanese comics industry, which turns out to be pretty much like other creative industries around the world.
Apparently, there’s even more interest in manga nostalgia in Japan. ComiPress has another article talking a classic manga collector:
âTank Tankrouâ? by Sakamoto Gajou, âThe Adventure on Marsâ? by Ooki Noboru, â? Space Strategy #1â³ by Leiji Matsumotoâ¦ Nowadays publishers are beginning to reprint these classic series from the early days of manga, which are becoming popular among adult manga fans.
[snip]In the âpreservation roomâ? of Matsumotoâs house (located in Oizumi, Tokyo) sits a huge collection of manga that were published around the 1870âs to the 1950âs. Titles like âKorosuke the Bearâ? by Sampei Yoshimoto that was published pre-WW2, âFikuchanâ? by Ruichi Yokoyama, and âHokusai Mangaâ? by Hokusai Katsusika (1760-1849), âSuperman,â? âWalt Disney Comics & Stories,â? etc., Matsumoto smiled and said, âI donât know how many books are here, I have never counted my collection.â? His collection is on the scale of a small library.
Get a load of the old manga covers in the original Japanese story.