My latest for the APEX Media blog discusses JAL’s rollout of the AVANT IFEC system. The Android-bases in-seat entertainment system is configurable… so JAL was able to launch the first-ever in-flight manga library.
In doing so, JAL is paying tribute to an art form based in 17th-Century woodblock prints. As a huge ukiyoe fan, I’ve written more about manga’s history before:
- Women, Cats, and Demons: the roots of manga in ukiyoe
- The Cat in the Bag: Inventing Japanese Pop Art
Now I’d love to see an IFEC-based ukiyoe library…