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Камисибай: забытый родственник манги

Киноведческие записки. 2013. № 102/103. С. 89-94.

Kamishibai (from ‘kami’ meaning paper and ‘shibai’ meaning drama - literally paper drama) is an unusual form of manga which was popular in Japan in the 1930s-1950s. This visual experience consisted of a series of illustrations being shown accompanied by an oral commentary. An examination of Kamishibai reveals some interesting facts and explains why Japanese comics flourished after the Second World War.