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In the west, Manga are defined as Comic Books of Japanese origin. As a medium, there isn't a difference between Manga and American comic books because they both follow them same method of sequential art. However, there are cultural differences in the way they are presented to the consumer.

In Japan, various Manga stories are printed in anthology magazines (like the Shonen Jump) on cheap paper with no color. Eventually, the individual stories will be reissued in their own digest style collections and resold directly to the consumer.

On the other hand English language comic books are usually given their own individual pamplet that includes color and are reprinted in trade paperback forms.

In Japan, comic books are very popular (the most popular mangas, like One Piece and Dragonball, often sell into the millions) and are more respected as an art because of the various genres that are on the market. While English comic books have a very limited readership and are still looked down upon by many as a worthless art-form and mos of the comics found in comic shops derive from the superhero market. One week sales of a manga in japan outsells the entire yearly American comics market.

The vast majority of Manga's success can be traced to Osama Tezuka, the man often considered to be the father of Japanese comics. In his lifetime he created Astro Boy, the Buddha series, and the Phoenix collections (which is often considered by critics as his defining work).
Popular Manga: Dragonball, Naruto, Berserk, Akira.

Manga is a legitimate artistic medium.
by A. Coleman December 19, 2007
 
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A Japanese comic book made for Asians and White Americans who believe they are Asian. If made into a TV show, you are to call the TV show an Anime
Kasey: What are you reading?
William: A manga.
Annie: Which one?
William: Death Note.
Annie and Kasey: YES!!! THAT IS THE MOST AMAZING MANGA EVER!!!
by Light/L Forever February 09, 2010
 
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Romanian term for "drunk"
Vreau sà beau sà mà fac mangà
by Sînziana August 17, 2006
 
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n. Can be used as plural or singular.

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.
That manga was fun to read, and the art was awesome.

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.
by Ken Hidaka March 08, 2005
 
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IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: can be used as watch...also grab
manga ese tipo : watch that dude
manga una manzana de esas: grab one of those apple
by RubenMateo October 15, 2006
 
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Books and comic publications from Japan. Most manga are made into anime and vice versa. Usually reads right to left. Sold in the USA as graphic novels.
The anime version of the manga, "Real Bout High School" was an utter disgrace.
by nikkan_hanil December 15, 2003
 
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Manga is the japanese word which, more or less, refers to any illustrated story, but now is directed more or less towards comics only.

The real version of manga can be used to refer to moving pictures as well.
Battle Angel Allita (Gunm) is a great manga series.
by Kiwi Lord July 01, 2003
 
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A Japan-based style of art, often used in comics or cartoons.
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.
by Ruben 'H Hog' van Ophuizen March 24, 2003