[…] 3/11 has raised not only the question of how to resist the status quo but also of how to picture an alternative future. Being a site of imaginary worlds rather than direct depictions of social reality, manga may be expected to make important contributions in this regard.
Bernd, Jaqueline (2013): „The Intercultural Challenge of the „Mangaesque“. Reorienting Manga Studies after 3/11″. In: Berndt, Jacqueline; Kümmerling-Meibauer, Bettina (Hg.): Manga’s Cultural Crossroads. New York: Routledge, S. 78.