1. A Japanese word that means comic or cartoon.
2. Outside of Japan it is used as a term for Japanese comics. Comics that were originally published in Japan, for Japanese audiences.
The topics and styles in Manga are numerous. With stories for the very young, to stories for the very old. There can be as many different styles as there are artists. Manga is not a style from Japan, because there are Japanese artists that do break the typical manga style, yet they are still drawing Manga.
Japanese Manga is redundant unless you are speaking Japanese.
Manga can not be made in the United States, as that would be misusing the term.
There can be comics made outside of Japan that has heavy influence from Manga, but they would be comics, not Manga.
Manga-style, Manga-influenced, and Pseudo-manga can be used to describe such works made outside of Japan.
Manga sucks because it's black and white.
Them Japanese sure like to draw thems manga with us white folks in em, don't they?
It's 3am and I have class in five hours, but I can't stop reading this manga.
The real version of manga can be used to refer to moving pictures as well.
The cartoons of this variety are often called Animé.
Manga drawings are often recognized by rather large eyes, small noses, and spiky-looking hairdo's.
A combination of above with any of the characteristics left out is not out of the question, however; there are also Manga characters that do <i>not</i> have eyes that take up half a person's skull.