About Let's Manga
Welcome to the website of Let's Manga, a research and implementation project of Catholic University of Leuven's Japanese Studies program. The purpose of this website is twofold: to support the use of manga as learning materials in our Japanese Studies courses, and to offer online research aids and support to anyone interested in researching manga and Japanese popular culture. Many educators in the Japanese Studies program are involved in the project, but Hans Coppens and Nele Noppe are responsible for the creation of all online materials.
Important parts of the Let's Manga website
- The right-hand 'Activities' menu. Browse through this menu for information about all smaller projects within Let's Manga: the manga lending library, manga research knowledge base, manga research projects, ...
- The main page: latest blog entries and knowledge base tag cloud
At the top of the main page are the latest blog entries -project updates as well as short pieces on various aspects of manga, chiefly their use for information and educational purposes. Click 'Blog' on the upper right to browse older entries. Below the latest blog entries is a clickable tag cloud showing all topics in the manga research knowledge base.
- Let's Manga project information (old project)
Detailed background and aims (in Dutch and English) of the first Let's Manga project, which ran for two years starting in september 2006. The project is currently in its second phase, broadening its objectives and building on the most successful parts of the first project.
- Project wiki
Our project sandbox. Although the wiki isn't closed, it contains mostly unfinished draft material, so please use the texts with caution and do not quote from the wiki. Contains information about manga research, articles in development, online study modules in development, and student contributions.
- Contact page
Go here to contact the project staff, Hans Coppens and Nele Noppe.