Sotheby's Scholars

Professor Natsume Fusanosuke


Graduate Course in Cultural Studies in Corporeal and Visual Representation, Gakushuin University

Natsume Fusanosuke is a manga critic and columnist. He teaches critical studies on manga and animation at Gakushuin University. He was awarded the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 1999. During the course of his career, he has engaged in debates surrounding manga as ‘anti-art’ seen many attempts to create exhibitions of manga and explored the boundaries between manga in Japan and graphic novels, bande dessinée and comics from other parts of the world.

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