Manga Facts

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Here are a few manga facts that you might find interesting or fascinating. Enjoy! :)

  • Manga is a Japanese word that means "cartoons" or "comics". 
  • Mangas are read backwards for a North American, from right to left. 
  • Each resident of Japan spends around $30 US for mangas each year. 
  • Weekly Shônen Magazine was the first weekly magazine for children in Japan. It started in 1959. 
  • In the early 60s, mangas for girls were mostly mad by man authors. It all changes in the mid 60s with woman artists making their first creations. 
  • Manga magazine very often are containing at least 300 pages of material. 
  • Some titles can run for a very long time. Think of the entire Dragonball series! 
  • The series "Bleach" sold 50 million copies in Japan only. 
  • Many manga markets are hold in Japan gathering thousand of visitors. 
  • Naruto is considered one of the most powerful properties in the world of mangas. 
  • Most characters in manga comics have a dark side. Some hide it very well while others don't. 
  • A manga can have a mix of black & white pages and some with colors. 
  • An artist working on mangas in called "Mangaka". 
  • Women too can create mangas. In the early 70s, a group of women called "Year 24 group" had a great influence on this industry. 
  • Several "manga cafés" are available in Japan. Readers can enjoy their favorite mangas with a cup of coffee. 


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