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Schodt, Frederik L. 1950-

Overview
Works: 163 works in 435 publications in 3 languages and 9,502 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Science fiction comics  Young adult works  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN6790.J34, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederik L Schodt
Manga! Manga! : the world of Japanese comics by Frederik L Schodt( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manga in Japanese means "comics," and comics in Japan are simply the most marvelous multifaceted misunderstood mass-market monster publishing phenomenon ever, anywhere. A multibillion dollar industry ... tens of millions of devoted fans ... thousands of ceaselessly toiling artists, a few of whom grow fabulously wealthy. There's something for everyone, too, from historical romances set in the French revolution and bloody duels between medieval samurai, to tales of wrestlers, enlightened Buddhist sages, spacemen, anthropomorphic cats, gangsters, girls in and out of love, warrior robots, sushi-makers, and even the tireless Mr. Nobody at the office, the esteemed soldier in Japan's economic-miracle army. Until now, this world has been hardly remarked upon by Western observers, except for mention of the fact that on trains, in restaurants, and indeed at every leisure moment the Japanese seem to have their heads buried in comics. But with this book Japanese comics emerge in all their spectacular variety for the first time in English. Author Fred Schodt offers a wealth of highlights and sidelights into history, themes, and artists. And every page is chock-full of samples from Japanese comic magazines. Here is popular culture running at a high pitch, and outsiders might find it all a bit puzzling and perverse. So if you're a bit straitlaced take it slow. But if your assumptions about comics are open to challenge, or if you thought you knew the real Japan because you've read all about Zen and the tea ceremony and Theory Z, read on, read on
Dreamland Japan : writings on modern manga by Frederik L Schodt( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the different categories of manga, popular titles and publishers. Features more than 22 artists including Hinako Sugiura, king Terry (Teruhiko Yumura), Shingo Iguchi (the creator of Z-Chan), and Fujiko F. Fujio (creator of the Doraemon, a series with 44 volumes which have sold 100 million copies). One chapter is devoted to the "father" of all the cartoonists, Osamu Tezuka
Inside the robot kingdom : Japan, mechatronics, and the coming robotopia by Frederik L Schodt( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four immigrants manga : a Japanese experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From servanats in fancy homes to workers in the fields, through earthquakes, riots, a World's Fair, war, and Prohibition--the true story of four young Japanese men who pursued their dreams in the rough and tumble of American history
Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of Japan by Frederik L Schodt( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ranald MacDonald marooned himself in northern Japan and was promptly arrested. From original records, Schodt tracks MacDonald's movements through Japan - his encounter with the indigenous Ainu, his capture by the local authorities, and his seven-month incarceration in Nagasaki. Far from being a passive detainee, MacDonald charmed his guards, intrigued his interrogators, and transcribed the Japanese language he learned."
Ghost in the shell = Kōkaku kidōtai by Masamune Shirow( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a near future, technology has firmly taken root into society at large. Cybernetic implants are nothing uncommon and robots roam as plentiful as humans, all connected through their "ghosts" to the electronic datastreams of the net. Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Public Security Section 9 find themselves in a constant battle with the newly created wave of technological terrorists and cyber-hackers. But things take a turn once Motoko gets involved in a certain case involving an extremely dangerous "ghost" hacker nicknamed the Puppeteer, as she dives deeper and deeper into the limitless reality of the net, to reach her own startling conclusions" -- Animenewsnetwork. com
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where man and robots coexist, the powerful Swiss robot Mont Blanc has been destroyed. Elsewhere a key figure in a robot rights group is murdered. The two incidents appear to be unrelated ... except for one very conspicuous clue -- the bodies of both victims have been fashioned into some sort of bizarre collage complete with makeshift horns placed by the victims' heads. Interpol assigns robot detective Gesicht to this most strange and complex case -- and he eventually discovers that he too, as one of the seven great robots of the world, is one of the targets. -- [Viz Media.com]
Astro boy by Osamu Tezuka( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The robotic Astro Boy battles a deadly underground tank, helps solve a murder, and prevents the world from being destroyed by a robot bomb
Good-bye by Yoshihiro Tatsumi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A third collection of illustrated short tales is comprised of World War II pieces that were drawn in 1971 and 1972 and includes the stories of a prostitute who despairs when American GIs return to America and a man who devotes his life to honoring Hiroshima victims only to realize a horrible misconception
The ghost in the shell by Masamune Shirow( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March 6, 2035. Motoko Aramaki is a hyper-advanced cyborg, a counter-terrorist net security expert, heading the investigative department of the giant multi-national, Poseidon Industrial. Partly transcending the physical world and existing in a virtual world of networks, Motoko is a fusion of multiple entities and identities, deploying remotely controlled prosthetic humanoid surrogates around the globe to solve a series of bizarre incidents. Meanwhile, Tamaki Tamai, a psychic investigator from the Channeling Agency, has been commissioned to investigate strange changes in the temporal universe, brought about by two forces, one represented by the teachings of a professor named Rahampol, and the other by the complex, evolving Motoko entity. What unfolds will all be in a day's work--a day that will change everything, forever" -- p. [4] of cover
The Astro Boy essays : Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the manga/anime revolution by Frederik L Schodt( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan expert Frederik L. Schodt examines Osamu Tezuka's life, the art of animation, the connection between fantasy robots and technology, spinoffs, and Astro Boy's cultural impact. The book includes over 40 black-and-white images and 16 pages of full-color Astro Boy art
Pluto : Urasawa x Tezuka by Naoki Urasawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In a distant future where sentient humanoid robots pass for human, someone or something is out to destroy the seven great robots of the world. Europol's top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders-the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets
Starting point : 1979-1996 by Hayao Miyazaki( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting Point: 1979-1996 is a collection of essays, interviews, and memoir that go back to the roots of Miyazaki's childhood, the formulation of his theories of animation, and the founding of Studio Ghibli
The Osamu Tezuka story : a life in manga and anime by Toshio Ban( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This graphic-format biography of Osamu Tezuka--Japan's "God of Manga"--looks at one of the twentieth century's great creative artists (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack). It is also an anecdotal study of the evolution of Japan's early manga and anime business and its heroes
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pluto-- Sahad-- Goji-- Abullah-- Mysterious figures somehow involved with the serial murders of the great robots of the world. Europol's top robot detective Gesicht has been put on the case, and he's mere steps away from discovering the horrifying truth behind the killer and his motives-- Little does he realize that he's also steps away from discovering a horrifying truth of his own-- Masterfully crafted science fiction and suspense at its best!"--Publisher's web site
Phoenix : a tale of the future by Osamu Tezuka( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in the 1960s, Phoenix remains relevant today. Civilization has gone underground after several nuclear wars. Masato, a resident of the underground capital of Tokyo, is discovered owning an outlawed alien animal with hallucinogenic properties. Fleeing for his life, he learns the secret of the Phoenix as the world veers toward Armageddon
Ghost in the shell 1.5 = Kōkaku kidōtai 1.5 : Human-error processor by Masamune Shirow( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future where humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants, the covert-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track down the most dangerous cybercriminals in the world
Pluto by Naoki Urasawa( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seven great robots of the world are being destroyed one after the other, and the former members of the politically charged Bora Survey Group are also being targeted. Could Professor Tenma, the man who created the Japanese boy robot Atom, hold the key to finding the killer and his motive? The latest developments in the investigation send shock waves throughout the world in this masterful work of science fiction and suspense"--Publisher's web site
Pluto : Urasawa X Tezuka by Naoki Urasawa( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atom is back, and the fate of the earth is in his hands! Now that Atom has all the answers to the unsolved mysteries around Pluto, Bora and more, he's prepared to put everything on the line. With the memory of his fallen brethren--Gesicht, Mont Blanc, North No. 2, Brando, Hercules and Epsilon--etched deeply into his heart, Atom is headed for one last battle to save the world!"--Publisher's web site
America and the four Japans : friend, foe, model, mirror by Frederik L Schodt( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Manga! Manga! : the world of Japanese comics
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Dreamland Japan : writings on modern mangaThe four immigrants manga : a Japanese experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924Native American in the land of the shogun : Ranald MacDonald and the opening of JapanGhost in the shell = Kōkaku kidōtaiPlutoAstro boyGood-byeThe ghost in the shell
Alternative Names
Frederik L. Schodt 1950-....

Frederik L. Schodt Amerikaans taalkundige

Frederik L. Schodt écrivain américain

Frederik L. Schodt escritor estadounidense

Frederik L. Schodt US-amerikanischer Autor, Kritiker und Übersetzer

Frederik Schodt 1950-....

Furederikku Shotto 1950-....

Shotto, Furederikku 1950-

Шодт, Фредерик

쇼트, 프레드릭 L. 1950-

ショット, フレデリック

ショット, フレデリック 1950-

ショット, フレデリック L.

フレデリック.ショット

フレデリック.ショット 1950-

傅萊德里·修特

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