Speaking of manga, this is a term that is commonly used in Japan which refers to cartoons and comics in print. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Now, the question lies on how you can get started into reading manga. Well, you only have to follow the tips we present here and you will be able to do it easily.
What you need to do first here is to 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. You will know if the book you go it a manga if the cover and first few pages are in colored and the rest are in black and white since this is the usual look they have.
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.