Shogakukan to Release "Encyclopedia of Contemporary Manga"

Shogakukan is set to release a retrospective of classic manga titles from 1945 to 2005, on October 30th. Titled The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Manga (English title: literal Japanese title is Modern Manga Museum), it introduces roughly 700 titles from 4 eras (1945-58, 59-69, 70-80, 81-2000 and 2001-2005) along with brief excerpts from the manga and publication data. It also includes a mangaka index, manga chronology and complete list of publishers' award winners.

manga encyclopedia

The book will be split up as follows:

Main Section: 68 pages of 4-color frontispieces and 360 monochrome pages

Chapter 1 (1945~1958) The Start of Post-War Manga - The Era of Akahon (Red Book) Manga and Monthly Magazines
Roughly 70 titles including "Shin Takarajima (New Treause Island)" and "Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy)"

Chapter 2 (1959~1969) The Birth of Shonen/Shoujo Weeklies and Seinen Magazines - Manga's Rapid Development
Roughly 120 titles including "Osomatsu-kun"; "8-Man"; "Cyborg 009"; "Ashita no Joe" and "Golgo 13"

Chapter 3 (1970~1980) The Evolution and Diversification of Expression - The Reform and Revolution of Manga
Roughly 260 titles including "Doraemon"; "Zeni Geba"; "Kozure Ohkami (Lone Wolf and Cub)"; "Garasu no Kamen (Glass Mask)"; "Urusei Yatsura"; "Kinnikuman (Ultimate Muscle)"; and "Dr. Slump"

Chapter 4 (1981~2000) The Growth and Maturation of the Comic Market - The Era of Expansion and Globalisation
Roughly 260 titles including "Captain Tsubasa"; "Touch"; "Akira"; "Hokuto no Ken (First of the North Star)"; "Oishinbo"; "Banana Fish"; "Chinmoku no Kantai (Silent Service)"; "Saint Seiya"; "Fuyu Monogatari (Winter Story)"; "Pink"; "Slam Dunk"; "Sailor Moon"; "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi's Case File)"; "Monster"; "Vagabond" and "Nana"

Chapter 5 (2000~2005) Towards a New Era
Roughly 30 titles including "Konjiki no Gash (Gash Bell)"; "Nodame Cantabile"; "Dragon Sakura"; "Pluto" and "Shissou Nikki (Disappearance Diary)"

Supplementary Information: 104 pages monochrome
Modern Manga Chronology - 25 pages
Listing of Manga Awards & Award Winners - 13 pages
Author Listing (Author Index) - 55 pages

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This book will be publicated

This book will be publicated in english too?

I don't think so

No, as far as the book is concerned, it's going to be available only in Japanese.