Last updated May 3, 2012
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I'm Matt Thorn, a cultural anthropologist who studies, teaches and writes about comics and other forms of popular culture. I live and work in Japan, where I'm an in the at . I have also been a professional translator of Japanese comics, known as manga, since 1990. I created this site in 1996 to introduce people to Japanese girls' and women's comics, or shôjo manga (also written "shoujo manga", "shojo manga", or "shōjo manga" ), but as you can see below, I've diversified a bit. Please note that some pages are still under construction and won't be available for a while.

If you are writing a paper on manga and want to ask me something, please read this first!

Matt's Blog!

Moto Hagio's A Drunken Dream and Other Stories (Sept. 2010)♠

Wandering Son, Volume 1 (July 2011)♣

Wandering Son, Volume 2 (Nov. 2011)♥

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