UCI Libraries hosted a Zoom webinar in light of the growing collection of manga and anime in their 30 year anniversary of the founding of their virtual exhibit, the East Asian Collection, on Jan. 14. The webinar lasted for an hour, with the second half of the event being dedicated to questions that the audience submitted after listening to the presentation.
UCI Libraries paid tribute to the series “Astro Boy,” a popular manga that influenced Japanese culture and became a worldwide phenomenon. The event focused on the history of “Astro Boy” as well as the large amount of influence Japan has through its unique art styles and popular culture. This included the production of humanoid robots as well as the creation of certain American films, such as “The Lion King.”
Biological Sciences Research Librarian John Sisson and Asian Studies Research Librarian Dr. Ying Zhang teamed up