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July 26, 2005

Hip-Hop and Black Images in Manga


Without being immersed enough in the culture to be able to provide my own perspective, this seems like a fairly controlled survey of various type of black imagery in manga and wider Japanese culture. If nothing else, it might provide a better context for understanding the romance and power which many have ascribed to Santa Inoue's Tokyo Tribes (scene from the translated volume one above).
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