rajio manga

Akiko Sugawa-Shimada akiss00999
Tue Aug 21 06:05:46 EDT 2007

Dear Jonathan

I guess that it refers to radio drama which had a 'manga-tic' tone,
aired mainly in the 1970s, when DJ was so popular among young
people.  The story like Saiyuuki was modified to be a
comical/fantastic/non-sense story with stupid characters.

I used to record good radio dramas onto cassette tapes, but as far
as I remember, people in my generation called it 'Radio Drama,'
which was mostly based on manga comics before being adopted into
anime.  But what it means by radio manga was not necessarily based
on manga, perhaps

Here is a link about a weblog on radio manga:


--- "Jonathan M. Hall" <jmhall at uci.edu> wrote:

> Dear KineJapanners,
> In some recent reading, I came across the term "rajio manga."
> Is  
> anyone familiar with what precisely this refers to?  The
> context of  
> my reading was the weekly radio serial Saiyuuki (Journey to
> the  
> West) ... better known in English as Monkey or Monkey Magic?
> My question is when, how, and why this term "rajio manga"
> developed?
> Yours,
> Jonathan
> -----
> Jonathan M. Hall
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> Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature / Film & Media
> Studies
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Akiko Sugawa-Shimada
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