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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. That's a huge number, considering the Japanese read A LOT. In 1998, about 3 billion manga volumes were printed in Japan, I'm sure that number is higher now.

Many manga have been translated to English and are sold everywhere.
GTO, Excel Saga, Inu Yasha, Fushigi Yugi, Naruto, Pretty Face, Hunter x Hunter, Confidential Confessions, Love Hina, and Berserk are all examples of manga.
by Simon B. October 02, 2003

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Greek guy with lots of swag.
Wow that guy has five chains on a muschtache and looks cool he must be a mangas.
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A Greek man who is equal to a stud but much more. He usually smokes a lot of cigarettes and dances to a lot of greek music. He wears dress shoes, jeans, and a dress shirt all the time(usually a black shirt). He carries himself very well and gets all the ladies. Everyone looks up to him and wants to be him. OPA MANGES!!!
POUSE RE MANGA?
by THEGREEKSTUD January 25, 2011

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Manga or "to do a Mange" is a word that can describe a comic situation which usually, but not exclusively can happen during the influence of alcohol and/or drugs etc.

For a classic Mange situation we need to go back to the roots, to a dark and chilly night in Stockholm, Sweden 2016.
Step 1: Get so drunk that you forget what the time is and miss your train home.
Step 2: Convince a colleague/friend that you can crash at their place.
Step 3: The friend sends an SMS with the address, code for the gate, floor number and promise to leave the front door open and put a blanket on the sofa.
Step 4: Go to the above mentioned address and pass out on the sofa.
Step 5: Wake up in the morning and pat the head of the little girl who is standing next to you and wondering who you are.

Step 6: Quickly think that your friend is a great guy who is babysitting a child so early in the morning then go back to sleep.
Step 7: Wake-up by a massive dude standing above you in his underwear wondering who the F**K you are and why you are in his sofa.
Step 8: Sober up, fast!
Step 9: Quickly realise that you by accident have walked into a strangers apartment. Same floor, same Surname on the door, unlocked door, same address but different gate, for which the code worked for.
Step 10: Get the hell out of dodge without sustaining any injuries or before the police arrive on the scene.
Step 11: Become a legend at work the day after having done a Mange / Manga / To do a Mange
by Dan the Douche February 23, 2017

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Noun. Either Spanish for mango, or a Japanese-style comic book. (Go to mango for more info on the first definition.) Manga is a Japanese-style comic book, (Like I said earlier.) Manga has grown lots of fans in Japan, U.S.A., Europe, and other countries. It has 2 basic styles, Shoujo and Shounen. Shoujo is the girly, romantic, comedy types, like Fruits Basket or Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama. Shounen is the action, violentish types, like Dragon Ball and Naruto. There are 2 ways to read it: Translated (The Japanese words are translated to your language) or Raw (No edits, the original Japanese thing). Manga is commonly black and white, sometimes with color pages. A manga story is divided into chapters. Every chapter comes out each week. A group of chapters in one book is a volume. Manga has evolved into anime, a animated version of the story. (See anime for more info about it)
Did you read the manga of Black Butler yet?
by AmiSakura October 06, 2013

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A person with high intelect but very little common sense.

Pronounced- Mang (rhymes with bang)... gas
Superlative is Mangaskhan. Abbrevation is Mongo.
Matt: "Over spring break I was looking to buy weed but I accidentally got molested by a gay drug dealer after I smoked crack with him"
Lee: "You did what?!... You can be such a mangas"
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1. A Japanese graphic novel.
Not to be mistaken with Japanese porn comics called HENTAI, which is actually a sub-category under the general category, Manga.
Manga is generally read from left to right, and from the last page to the first, unlike an English book.

2. A Malayalam\Tamil word for mango(a sweet tropical fruit that usually ripens in the summer).
1. I have read a manga about a samurai warrior.

2. I had a 'manga' after lunch.
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Basically, it's comic-style or single-panel style art of Japanese origin. Most anime shows are based on manga.
Go to any store that sells comic books. Manga comics aren't hard to find.
by AYB January 27, 2003

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