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. 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. 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 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.
You should know by now that there are hundreds of stories that you can choose from in manga books and every single one of these stories will surely meet your expectation and cater to your taste and preference. In addition to that, we want you to know as well that mangas have titles that combine artful pictures and frames with nuanced stories that are very entertaining and very addictive as well. 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 for you to worry about as the tips that we have here are so easy to follow and so easy to understand.
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.