February 20, 2009
A Scholarly Home for Manga
In the Land of the Rising Sun, as elsewhere, pop culture continues its steady creep into academe.
Meiji University has announced plans to open the world's largest museum of manga and anime, the comic and animation art forms that began in post-World War II Japan and swept the planet. The shelves of a 91,000-square-foot building on the grounds of a disused Tokyo high school will groan with more than 2.5 million items, including comics, magazines, and figurines. A collection of arcade