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. Yes, it is true that mangas are comics or cartoons in print, they still hold a much higher place when it comes to the culture of the Japanese people, being citizens of a country that is known for it, and this makes it different from comics since the American society does not hold it in a high regard. As a matter of fact, Mangas are respected well in Japan, both as a form of art and also, as a part of their literature. You can actually say that manga is something that holds great value in the lives of the Japanese people and this can be observed with the rise in Japan’s adult population that is reading manga, plus, some of its major manga magazines are selling millions of copies every week. It is safe to say that mangas are not only kid’s stuff nor just your regular comic.
If you are interested in reading mangas, which we are sure you are, know that there are quite several of them that you can choose from, catering to your taste and your 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. Generally categorized in different genres, some of the highly-acclaimed mangas are the following: ecchi for erotic mangas, suiri for crime and murder, jidaimono for historical drama, seinin for adult men, redisu for adult women, kodomo for children, shojo manga for young girls and teenage women, and also, shonen for young boys and teenage men.
With all these, we are sure that you are now curious to know how you can get started in reading manga. There is nothing much that you should do since you only have to perform the common gestures yet, if you still want to be guided, then you better follow every step that we present here.
First things first, walk into the store. Booksellers are known for allocating a space for manga but, if you do not want to be limited to what is available or what you have already read, then the best choice is to try a comic book store. Either way, you will not have a hard time spotting mangas since they always come in colored covers and maybe first few pages as well, though the rest are in black and white.
For first-timers, it is expected that you do not have that much knowledge about mangas so the finest thing that you can do is to look around and read them a little and if ever you find something that caters to your taste, you can purchase it and read it at home.