No, not Japanese comic book porn. Manga usually come before anime. It is comic books or print cartoons, all in one book. Genres of manga are action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, and more, sexuality being your comic book porn. In 2006, in Japan, 481 billion yen (4.4 billion dollars) worth of manga was sold. In the same year, in the United States, 175-200 million dollars worth of manga. Manga is usually in black and white, but they some full-color manga exist. A Japanese manga artist is called a mangaka. Manga, literally translated, means 'whimsical pictures.' The word came in common usage in the late 18th century. The first manga magazine was created in 1874, Eshinbun Nipponchi is the name of the manga magazine. In 1905 the manga magazine publishing boom started with the Russo-Japanese War, starting with Tokyo Pakku. A female version of the manga was made, Shojo Sekai, the first shojo (heterosexual romance) magazine was made. Shonen Sekai is the first shounen made, created in 1895. Scanlations exist in this world, fan-scanned manga, either for fun or for helping expand the manga-loving community.
Manga is kinda like American comic books.
by MisaTange July 08, 2009
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
Romanian term for "drunk"
Vreau sà beau sà mà fac mangà
by Sînziana August 17, 2006
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
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
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
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
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

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