An illustrated guide to the global manga phenomenon, showcasing 500 of the genre's leading heroes and villains.
- Male and female heroes and villains, individuals and teams, non-humanoids, and literary and historical characters.
- Extended focus on key characters including Astro Boy, Sapphire, Pokemon, and Lupin III.
- Written by one of the world's leading manga experts outside of Japan.
- Over 120 color illustrations.