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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    • Mysterious Naruto Balloon Appears in China

      Earlier today, a strange sight appeared in the Pearl River Delta area of Guangzhou. A giant blow up toad smoking a pipe is seen tied down near Guangzhou's Canton tower. According to Sina games, the giant toad is a tribute to the 15 year-old Naruto comic series that just came to an end last week.

      Eric Jou/ Kotaku- 15 readers -
    • Fake Cartoon Eyes for Cats Make Everything Better

      If not everything, damn near it. Late last week, Twitter users in Japan began uploading photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. Bless them for that! In Japanese, the meme is called "cat montage" (猫モンタージュ or neko montaaju). It began when Twitter user Shiratamaaaa uploaded photos of cats with cartoon eyes, writing, "I recommend neko montage to those who have cats.

      Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 8 readers -
    • Attack on Titan Movie Stars Versus the Anime and Manga Characters

      Well, they're making an Attack on Titan movie. Good for them. We now know what the actors look like in their Survey Corps uniforms. Let's see how they compare with their anime and manga counterparts. The manga debuted in 2009, and the anime incarnation began in 2012. Personally, I don't think the manga and anime versions should be exactly the same as they are different mediums.

      Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • First Look Inside the Attack on Titan Exhibit

    … Tomorrow, an Attack on Titan exhibit will open in Tokyo. Here is your first peek at what's in store. As previously mentioned, the exhibit has art, illustration and fashion inspired by Attack on Titan as well as art from the manga, replica artifacts, a "sound and light" theater presentation, a special Oculus Rift 3D movie, and a realistic Titan…

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
  • Tokyo Ghoul’s Second Season Starts on January 8th 2015

    … A second anime season, adapting Shu Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga will begin airing on January 8, 2015 in Japan. The first season covered the story of Kaneki Ken and a ghoul named Rize. Rize’s untimely demise while attempting to kill and eat Kaneki resulted in Kaneki becoming saved by having Rize’s organs transplanted into his body. However…

    The Outerhaven- 2 readers -

  • This Fighting Game Has a Modern Anime Fan’s Dream Cast

    … What do the characters of Sword Art Online, Black Bullet, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Valkyria Chronicles all have in common? They’re all ready to beat the living hell out of each other in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Like Jump Ultimate Stars or J-Stars Victory VS, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax…

    Richard Eisenbeis/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • How Manga Characters Change and Evolve

    … Earlier this month, Kotaku published an explainer on how anime art has changed in Japan over the decades. Now, let's have a look at how some manga characters have evolved. Recently, a topic about how manga characters changed since their debut appeared on Japan's largest web forum 2ch, with net users pointing out that some manga used to look…

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 3 readers -
  • The Naruto Avengers – The Ultimate Mangahero Team

    … Naruto himself was going to be on this team. Rock Lee- The Hawkeye of the team. As you probably know Rock Lee can only use hand to hand combat (Taijutsu), none of the special Justus like the others. Lee has a mastery of martial arts and a passion for endurance and hard work. So I think he’s earned a place on this team. Asuma Sarutobi- The Avengers…

    Josh Francis/ n3rdabl3- 3 readers -
  • Naruto is Fun and Action-Filled But Also Repetitive and Painfully Long

    … A few weeks ago, the long-running manga series Naruto ended at chapter 700. And as it has been one of the most popular mainstream manga and anime of the past decade, I decided to read it—all 10,000+ pages of it. But before we get down to the review proper, it's probably a good idea to tell you about my history with the franchise. I discovered…

    Richard Eisenbeis/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • This Might Be The Ghost in the Shell FPS You've Been Waiting For

    … micro-transactions that, apparently, won't muck up the game balance. No word yet on whether this will see a release outside South Korea. 공각기동대 온라인 – 트레일러 영상 [Nexon@YouTube Thanks, Sang!] To contact the author of this post, write to or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. …

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 3 readers -
  • The Anime Pulse #3 – Introducing Someone to Anime

    … is overload them with a series with several hundred episodes. It’s also important to note that long-running series like that also contain filler episodes that they won’t be aware of because it is unlikely that they will read the manga first and with a multitude of filler being complete and utter garbage (with some exceptions), you wouldn’t want…

    The Outerhaven- 2 readers -
  • Creepy Anime Face Has Its Own Photoshop Meme

    … If you've seen the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, you are probably aware of Joey's chin. The character, known as Katsuya Jonouchi in Japan, has an infamous grin. And it's recently spawned a Photoshop meme. This is what Joey Wheeler's creepy chin looks like in the anime. And this. Online, his chin is called "creepy." Under the tag #城之内顎クソコラグランプリ (Katsuya…

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 7 readers -
  • Attack on Titan Mini-Titan Is Certainly Freaky

    … Imagine this wandering around Tokyo. Actually, don't imagine. Because this Sunday, it was. This "Mini Titan" (ミニ巨人 or mini kyojin) spent the day promoting the upcoming Attack on Titan art exhibit by appearing at book shops and manga sellers. The big-headed Titan sure looks freaky out and about. The following photos are from the exhibition's…

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 2 readers -

  • Indie 500: Pocket Lawyer for Comics

    … No tome on comic book law would be complete without its own heroes to help us fight through the tangled web of law that threatens to ensnare our creative efforts. ©2015 Thomas A. Crowell, Published by Focal Press It seems today that everyone and their mothers is making comics and that every studio and their mothers are making movies about…

    The Outerhaven- 3 readers -
  • Cool Art Show Celebrates Dragon Ball's 30th Anniversary

    … 30 years sounds crazy, but Dragon Ball's about to reach that milestone. To celebrate, Q-Pop in LA will host an art show this weekend with some really creative works on display. They have put several highlights on Tumblr, including Kasey Brianna Williams' superb Android 18 (top), along with the ones below. Ancient Super Saiyan Duel by Alina…

    Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 3 readers -
  • Make Your Own Silly Titan from Attack on Titan

    … To promote the upcoming Attack on Titan art exhibit in Tokyo, the show's website launched an online Titan creator. It's a fun time waster, especially if you make goofy-looking Titans. To make your own Titan, open up the website and click on 自分でつくる (Make Your Own). Then, you'll see faces, hair, eyes, and more to select from. There are sliders…

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 4 readers -
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