Tankouban

A Japanese manga graphic novel, usually pocket sized. Many recent western manga releases (such as those from Tokyopop and Gollancz) are in the Tankouban format. Pronounced ‘tan-ko-bahn`.
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Tankouban

Japanese word for a volume or graphic novel of a manga series (see Graphic Novel).
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