The essential collection for every reader intrigued by manga, "The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga" continues to break new ground with this latest volume. Bursting with energy and imagination, it features the most exciting new work in 2007/08 by the brightest young talents in the manga field - comic strip stories and characters influenced or inspired by Japanese anime and manga, and now being produced worldwide. This year's collection is produced full colour throughout. Over 400 pages long, the anthology showcases more than 20 new stories, complete and unabridged - in every genre you can think of, and quite a few more besides. Action adventure, romance, angst ridden drama, super spy sci-fi, yaoi, pastoral parable, mythical horror, comedy opera, beating up big dragons, true-to-life drama, medieval fantasy, zombie horror, updated Chinese myth, hysterical, historical, romance, time-travel, manwha high fantasy, funny-animal - and sometimes all of it happening at once!Contributors include award-winning artists, as well a host of new talent. Many expand on the limited popular conception of 'big-eyed' import manga in highly original and unexpected ways.