Manga (漫画, Manga) are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce, among others. Since the 1950s, manga has steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing a ¥406 billion market in Japan in 2007 (approximately $3.
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    • The Greatest Hayao Miyazaki Characters, Ranked

      Whether you think of him as the world's greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here's the best of his best. 11) Nausicaa, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind The star of Miyazaki's first masterpiece, Nausicaa is the sum of all of ...

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    • Attack on Titan Statues Are Eating Japanese Tourists

      At least they'll have photos to remember this moment. Near Universal Studios Japan's Attack on Titan attraction, there are Eren Titan and Female Titan statues. I checked them out during a press preview this week. They really tower over everything in this park of the park. The Eren Titan measures 15 meters (49 feet), and the Female Titan is 14 meters (46 feet). ...

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    • Naruto Live-Action Actors Look Dirty

      They're making an official Naruto musical. And now, we finally get a look at the cast all dressed up in their Naruto costumes—and covered in grime. Is "dirty" the new "gritty"? Get these ninja some soap! As previously mentioned, the stage version is called Live Spectacle Naruto and features actors Kodai Matsuoka as Naruto, Ryuji Sato as Sasuke, and Yui Ito as Sakura ...

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  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti Is Worth A Look

    … Gourmet Girl Graffiti Is Worth A Look I stumbled across Gourmet Girl Graffiti while looking for new stuff to watch on Crunchyroll. This anime is based upon the 2012 manga, Happy Cooking Graffiti(Kōfuku Gurafiti) by Makoto Kawai. This series is part of the Comedy/Slice of Life genre and fits in nicely with the likes of Food Wars and I Can’t…

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  • Why Death Note and Attack on Titan Are So Popular

    Tetsuro Araki has directed two of the most widely known anime series ever made, alongside other popular shows. Here I try and figure out what he's doing to be so successful. If you enjoy my videos, consider supporting me via patreon: Or through paypal: Text version of this video: https://myswordisunbelievablydull.wordpress.

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  • The Anime Pulse #7 – Initial Thoughts on the 2015 Winter Anime Season

    … Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to another edition of The Anime Pulse! The 2014/2015 Winter Anime season is in full swing and I happened to catch a lot of first episodes of new shows that have come out. This column will be dedicated to my thoughts on those particular shows. I will preface this; however, by saying that a lot of shows actually held…

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  • Predicting Anime Characters' Future Appearance Is Easy

    … Jibanyan is the most popular character in Yokai Watch, Japan's new favorite anime and video game. The character is new, but what will it look like in ten years? As Kotaku has previously mentioned, characters change. Heck, look at how Pikachu has developed over the years. Via Japanese web forum 2ch, here's a guess at how Jibanyan will look…

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  • Manga Offers Smart Commentary on Modern Video Games

    … Every now and then, some excerpt or scene from a manga or movie or TV series will make the rounds on the internet that will pique my interest. In most cases, that one scene or excerpt will be the most notable thing, with everything else paling in comparison. Literacy of Nana was one of the rare exceptions. Manga artist Miso Suzuki…

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  • What I Would Like Next from Naruto Shippuden

    … that. The anime is still going, it’s also apparently just entered a filler arc and then also remember it still needs to be dubbed, the same goes for the last movie, which also titled ‘The Last.’ Though the manga has ended in Japan, the last volumes still haven’t been released in the west just yet. Also, remember all that hype surrounding Ultimate…

    Josh Francis/ n3rdabl3- 2 readers -
  • Anime Review: Bakuman

    … Have you ever read a Shounen JUMP manga and wondered how it ended up getting in the magazine? Have you wondered what those survey cards were for or why a manga you thought was good suddenly disappears from the magazine? If the answer is yes to any or all of those questions, then the next show on my list to review will provide you with a great…

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  • How One Piece Characters Have Evolved

    … Ch-ch-ch-changes! Nothing stays the same—people, places, and manga characters, included. Let's see how the likes of One Piece have evolved over the years. The appearance of characters changing is not new, nor is it unique to One Piece. Previously, Kotaku showed how an array of manga characters had evolved over the years. Now, via Japanese web…

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  • A brief history of Naruto

    … Sit yourself down and I will take you back to the beginning of the story of Naruto. The little ninja that could. Born to Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, it looked Naruto was destined for great things. Minato was the Fourth Hokage. The Hokage, was the leader of the Hidden Leaf Village, a clan of ninjas which were based in the Land of Fire…

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  • The Anime Pulse #6: A Look Back at Anime in 2014

    … is an anime about a club called the “Study of the Modern Visual Arts”. The anime centers around the club and how they need to recruit members because they are threatened with being shut down not only due to lack of said members, but also because they don’t participate in activities. They just sit around and play video games and read manga all day…

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  • Sailor Moon Crystal R! New Season Teaser!

    …?) after 13 episodes. While at times the animation does frustrate me, I can accept it and still enjoy the new series. I’m happy to have an anime that accurately portrays the original manga. Is it just me or are there a few frames of Sailor Saturn slipped into that senshi gathering? I sure hope so! I’d love to see Mistress 9 in the manga style white skirt…

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  • A Lot of New Anime, Sequels Announced for 2015

    … season will begin airing and streaming in April. Cool Kyōshinsha’s original four-panel web manga I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying (Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken) follows the daily life of an earnest, hardworking office lady named Kaoru and her otaku husband, Hajime, who is totally immersed in a certain huge net bulletin board…

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  • The Anime Pulse Reviews: Sword Art Online II

    … The anime that sparked such an intense hatred among anime fans has returned for a second season. Sword Art Online has been one of those shows that received a lot of hype and gained mainstream popularity, but many bashed A-1 Pictures for their paltry adaptation of the series. Many stated that in the original SAO, it was pretty good up until…

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  • Anime Review: Akame ga Kill!

    … Akame ga Kill has graced us with its presence over the past six months and what seemed to be a decent adaptation at best, completely spiraled out of control at the end because the studio went with an anime-only wrap up to the series, leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. However, Akame ga Kill did NOT leave a bad taste in mine. I am probably…

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