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What Is Manga?

What is manga?

Traditional Japanese comics are called manga, a Japanese word that literally means irresponsible drawings. Its paternity is attributed to the 18th century artist Hokusai, although manga did not become popular until after World War II.

Classic authors of the genre, such as Osamu Tezuka, endowed these drawings with their own personality. In addition, the comics, conceived for adolescents and adults, were really striking and, above all, different from those circulating in the West.

Today, these comics and their animated version, anime, are in fashion not only in Japan, but all over the world. Akira, Pai, Ranma, Momiji Kushinda, Kyuuketsuki Miyn and Goku are the Japanese heroes who compete with Tintin, Batman, Superman or Tarzan.

This is how the manga looks


Manga is the same as anime?

In Japanese, the term "manga" can refer to all kinds of cartoons, comics and animation, as it is made up of two kanji: "man", which means "whimsical or improvised" and "ga", which means "images" . Outside of Japan, "manga" is used to describe comics while "anime" covers cartoons and animated comics of many kinds. Anime is usually, but not always, the animated version of manga

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