September 25th is National Comic Book Day! It’s a great opportunity for us to bring the 2,000 comic books in the Prange Collection to your attention. They have all been digitized and are available in the Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection (please note that due to copyright restrictions, full-text access is limited to the University of Maryland, College Park campus or onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan).
In the Collection, you will find familiar titles, such as:
- “Metoro porisu ” by Tezuka Osamu (Prange Call Number: 466-064)
- “Norakuro sannintabi” by Tagawa Suiho (Prange Call Number: 475-071)
- “Sazaesan” by Hasegawa Machiko (Prange Call Number: 461-002)
See this blog post for the recent discovery of a comic book written by Komatsu Sakyo, a well-known science fiction writer, in the Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection. The discovery made national news in Japan.