History of the arts of manga, study of the creation of manga, history of modern literature
Current Research Themes
I analyze the emergence of manga expression and the formation of literary methods and aesthetics in the context of the social and political historical background and of the media and art of its era. I use this analysis to reconstruct the educational curriculum and to develop teaching materials in the form of not only books but also e-learning resources that can be accessed using smart phones. I publish the results of my research also in manga format.
Keywords for Research
Professor, Comics Expression Subject of Study, Kobe Design University
Visiting Professor, International Research Center for Japanese studies
Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies