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August 17, 2000 | CHARLES SOLOMON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although her name is hardly a household word in America, Rumiko Takahashi ranks high among the world's best-selling authors. The creator of the gender-bending "Ranma 1/2" and other popular manga (Japanese comic books/graphic novels), she has sold more than 100 million books worldwide and is reputed to be the richest woman in Japan. Takahashi has acquired a steadily growing following among anime and manga fans in the United States since translations of her work began appearing 12 years ago.
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August 17, 2000 | CHARLES SOLOMON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although her name is hardly a household word in America, Rumiko Takahashi ranks high among the world's best-selling authors. The creator of the gender-bending "Ranma 1/2" and other popular manga (Japanese comic books/graphic novels), she has sold more than 100 million books worldwide and is reputed to be the richest woman in Japan. Takahashi has acquired a steadily growing following among anime and manga fans in the United States since translations of her work began appearing 12 years ago.
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May 2, 2003 | Charles Solomon, Special to The Times
The first Los Angeles Anime Festival, which opens tonight at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood with the U.S. premiere of the newest release from Japan's famed Studio Ghibli, marks the growing popularity and importance of Japanese animation in America. Fifteen years ago, anime was the exclusive domain of a small cadre of hard-core fans.
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