A Library for Astro Boy and Cultural Cat Girl October 28, 2009 – Tags: Anime, Astro Boy, books, Cultural Cat Girl, dōjinshi, Libraries, Manga, Meiji University, Tokyo International Manga Library, Yoshihiro Yonezawa
This self-published subgenre of manga is more experimental and controversial in nature than mass market graphic novels. Dōjinshi creators frequently base their materials on other creators’ works and publish only a few copies of each volume to avoid copyright litigation. This makes dōjinshi a scarce and coveted commodity. Yonezawa amassed the world’s premiere collection of dōjinshi before his untimely death from lung cancer at age 53, and left over 140,000 rare volumes to his alma mater.