Manga Day

Yesterday was Manga Day here at the V&A, and in honour of the theme, I would like to share with the world examples of manga hidden among the V&A’s collections…. 

This sculpture of Puck looks remarkably like Goku from iconic manga series Dragonball Z, despite being produced roughly 200 years previously on the other side of the world.

Puck looks like Goku

This example of stained glass from Britain in the 1940s is incredibly manga-looking. The eyes, particularly are typical of the generic big-eye look associated with manga. 

Stained Glass Manga

I will keep searching for more examples of manga that is not manga!