Podcast: Manga and the British Museum

Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere on Manga at the British Museum

Hoshino Yukinobu (b. 1954) is one of Japan’s most notable manga artist. One of his most popular characters is Professor Munakata who investigates history and folklore in his adventures most recently at the British Museum. The museum’s Nicole Rousmaniere explains how the British Museum became involved in Japanese manga. The British Museum has become the centre of a plot of Hoshino’s popular manga comic book, Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure, in Japan. The museum’s Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere explains the story to BBC Radio 4 and The Economist.

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