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Matt Thorn (born May 12, 1965) is a cultural anthropologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Manga Production at Kyoto Seika University's Faculty of Manga in Japan.[1][2][3] He is most well known in North America for his work dealing with shōjo manga. He has appeared at multiple anime conventions, including Otakon 2004.[4] He chose to translate shōjo manga into English after reading Thomas no Shinzō by Moto Hagio in the mid-1980s.[5]

In March 2010 it was announced that Thorn would edit a line of manga co-published by Shogakukan and Fantagraphics.[6]


The following credits are for translation unless otherwise noted:


  1. "KSU: Faculty of Manga - Dept. of Manga Production". Retrieved 2009-05-12. [dead link]
  2. "Matt Thorn Returns to Translation". Publishers Weekly. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-05-12. [dead link]
  3. "Matt Thorn to Teach Manga in Japan". Anime News Network. 2005-07-09. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  4. Phillips, George (2004-08-24). "Otakon 2004 - Opening Ceremonies". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  5. Cha, Kai Ming (4/5/2010). "Matt Thorn Talks About Publishing Manga". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 9 April 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. Deppey, Dirk (March 8, 2010). "Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years’ work". Journalista!. The Comics Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  7. "A,A' (manga)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  8. "Battle Angel Alita (manga)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  9. "Love Song (manga)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  10. "Mermaid Forest (manga)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 Kai Ming Cha (March 15, 2010). "Fantagraphics Steps into Manga Publishing". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  12. "Sanctuary (manga)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  13. Thorn, Matt (March 9, 2010). "Moto Hagio collection, Takako Shimura's "Wandering Son"". Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  14. "Fantagraphics Books - A Drunken Dream and Other Stories [Pre-Order]". Retrieved 2010-08-12. 

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