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— by Tony McNicol: This May, the largest ever exhibition of manga held outside Japan will open at the British Museum in London, featuring around 50 artists and covering manga’s Japanese origins, its enormous influence on cultural forms such as anime, gaming, and cosplay, and its development as a worldwide phenomenon. Our interview with manga enthusiast and lead curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere…

Image from Golden Kamuy, which features the Ainu people in Hokkaidō, © Noda Satoru/Shūeisha

May 16, 2019