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Manga

Demystified

Zaraki Kenpachi
Manga Basics

Manga consist of comics and print cartoons (sometimes also called komikku in the
Japanese language and conforming to the style developed in Japan in the late 20th
century.
In Japan, people of all ages read manga. It includes a broad range of subjects:
action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science
fictionand fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among
others. Since the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese
publishing industry, representing a 406 billion yen market in Japan

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Nakamura
became a craze
among the kids
during world war
II.

in 2007 (approximately $3.6


billion). Manga have also
become increasingly popular
worldwide. In 2008, the U.S.
and Canadian manga market
was $175 million. Manga are
typically printed in black-and-
white, although some full-color
manga exist (e.g. Colorful). In
Japan, manga are usually serial-
ized in telephone book-size
manga magazines, often con-
taining many stories, each
presented in a single episode
to be continued in the next
issue.

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Manga Etymology

The Japanese word manga, literally translated, means "whimsical pictures".

publication of such works as Santō Kyōden's picturebook Shiji no yukikai


(1798), and in the early 19th century with such works as Aikawa Minwa's
Manga hyakujo (1814) and the celebrated Hokusai Manga containing
assorted drawings from the sketchbook of the famous ukiyo-e artist

in the modern sense.

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Famous Manga

Naruto One Piece

The story of a ninja with a demon inside The story of a boy who wishes to be pirate
him, his struggles for power, love, friends, king. Mysterious powers of the sea and a
peace and lot more... hunt for the forbidden treasure.

Death Note Bleach

A manga that revolves around a teenager A world of death gods and spirits known
and a notebook which gives you the as hollows and how a regular teenage
power to decide anyone’s death! becomes a part of all this.

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History of Manga

Historians and writers on manga history have described two broad and complementary

attribute to the role of cultural and historical events following World War II versus the role of
pre-War, Meiji, and pre-Meiji Japanese culture and art.

Alternately, other writers such


as Frederik L. Schodt, Kinko Ito,
and Adam L. Kern stress
continuity of Japanese cultural
and aesthetic traditions as
central to the history of manga.
A still from Hatake Kakashi,

One view emphasizes events occurring during and after the U.S. Occupation of Japan

cartoons (especially Disney). Alternately, other writers such as Frederik L. Schodt, Kinko Ito,
and Adam L. Kern stress continuity of Japanese cultural and aesthetic traditions as central
to the history of manga.

2008, also nominated for animated oscars, 2009

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