Speaking of manga, this is a term that is commonly used in Japan which refers to cartoons and comics in print. On the contrary of it, anime has something to do with films or TV series that introduces animated cartoon characters and settings. Albeit the fact that manga is essentially a cartoon in print, the thing is that it is very famous in Japan and holds a much greater status in their culture, something that is not that visible when it comes to comics in American society. 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 may not know about it yet but the majority of the adult Japanese population are reading the manga and some of the largest manga magazines in the said country are selling millions of copies of it every single week. By knowing this, whatever first impression you have regarding mangas (may it be about it being kid’s stuff or being just a regular comic) will fade away.
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. That is not it at all as there are more that you should be aware of regarding mangas such as the fact that many of its titles have the combination of frames and pictures that are artful and colorful with nuanced stories that are very entertaining and addictive. It is said that manga is categorized into various genres and some of the highly-acclaimed are as follow: seinen for adult men; shonen manga for young boys and teenage boys; ecchi for erotica; shojo for young girls and teenage girls; suiri for crime and murder; kodomo manga for children; jidaimono manga for historical drama and redisu as well for adult women.
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.
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.