Frederik Schodt

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Name: Frederik L. Schodt
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Occupation: manga scholar, translator
Official Website(s): Schodt's official site
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Frederik L. Schodt is a manga scholar, translator, and former amateur translator. His books have had a profound impact on English-speaking anime and manga fandom.


Schodt's group translated part of Tezuka's Phoenix after getting his approval. Schodt has discussed this in interviews.


  • Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics - First published in 1983, this was one of the first and best-known English-language reference books on manga.
  • Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga - Published in 1996, this book covers many of the developments in manga during the 80s and 90s. It's an important English-language source of information on major Japanese artists who remain obscure in English.