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Lovely of the day (Japanese Class)

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Manga → マンガ → mon-got

Contrary to what most people in the West think, manga (both the singular and plural form are the same) have NOTHING to do with pronorgraphy. Some manga are pornographic, but that's just a small percentage of manga.

Manga, in Japanese, means "flowing words" or "Undisciplined words". It is an ancient art that has been used for centuries as a form of entertainment. It's basicallt Japanese comic books, which can be easily translated to English. However, just saying manga are comics from Japan is wrong.

First of all, in the US and in Europe, most comics are addressed to young children between the ages of 9 and 13. That is not the case of manga. There are 6-7 major types of manga, each having its own audience. Kodomo manga is for children. Shonen manga is for boys ages 12-18 , Shoujo manga is for gilrs age 12-18. Josei manga is for adult ladies above the age of 20, mainly working women. Seinen manga is for young men between the ages of 18 and 30, and Hentai manga is pornographic, adult manga.

As you can see, saying "comics from Japan" is wrong. Another difference between manga and Western comics is that each comics volume has its own plot, while manga volumes all follow the same plot. The artwork is VERY different. Manga has its own particular artwork, especially when it comes to human faces, particularly the eyes, chin, nose, mouth, forehead... Manga is also read from RIGHT to LEFT. (Yes, even the English ones).

In Japan, 40% of all book & magazine sales are manga. ...☆

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こんにちは、管理人の深谷朋民(Tomomi Fukaya)です。
日本では神奈川県藤沢市の辻堂に在住し、JPSAプロサーファーとして活動していました。
2008年より渡米。旅行では見えなかったアメリカの不思議や面白いと感じたことを、ジャンルを問わず発信できたらいいなぁと思っています。
birthday: september 5
music: 90's rock, skunk,startrak sounds
nationality: Japanese
born: Tokyo
home break: Tsujido
currently: San Clemente
favorite: comfortable couch, sparkle, purple, sushi, beer, wine, calm and warm, reef break, island style...∞
どうぞよろしくお願いします☆

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