One thing about manga that you should know of is that it is a term used in Japan to pertain to comics and cartoons being printed in a piece of paper. Meanwhile, when we say anime, this is a Japanese term that refers to films or TV series that contain animated cartoons. The difference between mangas in Japanese society and comics in American society is that the first holds a much greater status in the culture of their country of origin while the latter does not. In fact, if you have been to Japan or if you have studied the culture and works of the said country, you will see how manga is well-respected as an art and also, as a form of popular literature as well. For the information of many, the influence of manga in the life of every Japanese is very high in such a way that almost all adults in the country are reading manga, not to mention that many big manga magazines are selling millions of copies each week. It is safe to say that mangas are not only kid’s stuff nor just your regular comic.
Take note that mangas do not only provide a single genre or a single plot for everyone to read as they are very diverse and we are sure that you will be able to find one that will suit to your taste and preference. Not only that, there goes the fact as well that almost all manga titles have the combination of artful and, oftentimes, colorful picture and frames with nuanced stoies that will surely entertain you and make you addicted to reading it. Mangas are basically categorized into different genres and some of the highly-acclaimed are the following: shonen manga that caters to young boys and male teens; shojo manga that are far young girls and female teens; kodomo for children; redisu for adult women; seinen for adult men; jidaimono for historical drama; suiri for crime and murder, and; ecchi for erotic manga.
With all these, we are sure that you are now curious to know how you can get started in reading manga. Well, you only have to follow the tips we present here and you will be able to do it easily.
First is, of course, you should walk into the store. You can expect a large bookseller to have a section that is intended for manga yet, if you do not want to be limited to what you already have, then it would be best for you to go on a comic book store. Whichever place you may choose to go, you will immediately spot mangas since they usually have covered in color and have colored content in several pages as well, while leaving the rest of the book in black and white.
Since this is your first time and surely, you are not familiar with the genres, we suggest that you look thoroughly the books available and read them a little and if you find something interesting or suitable for your taste, you can pay for it and take it home.