In Section 3, ‘The Power of Seen and Unseen Worlds’, readers are encouraged to explore different manga genres and to find their favourites. Like the corresponding exhibition zone, this section of the book focuses on both the seen worlds of sports, adventure, science fiction, transformation, love and eros, and the unseen worlds of belief, spirit worlds and horror-themed manga.
The fourth zone of the exhibition shifts to manga and its role in society, starting with manga’s basic fan groups, grassroots manga and fan creation. Comiket events and cosplay are emphasized. The exhibition then moves to manga around us: in society, education, museums and an uncertain 21st-century world. Section 4 of the book, ‘Manga and Society’, further explores Comiket, manga in museum collections (including the British Museum), Takemiya Keiko’s Genga’ (Dash) project to archive original manga drawings, and the unique contractual and copyright issues shaping manga’s role in modern society.