Take a deep breath and focus as Helen McCarthy presents the history of Manga from its beginnings in 1860’s Japan to the current crises it faces from pirates powered by broadband in a mere 8 minutes and 22 seconds. This is one of a series of 12 presentations on Japanese Creativity put together by the British Design and Art Direction educational charity, also known as B&AD. If you don’t know who the non-profit educational charity B&AD is, the next video put together by BBC4 will give you a glimpse into the organization. Finally, just for balance, a video of Helen as part of an Anime Filk group at a Con in Iowa in 2010. Thanks to Crunchyroll for the heads up on this one.