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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
noun: a style of animation that originated and is still heavily centered in Japan.

The word 'anime' is based on the original japanese pronunciation of the american word 'animation.'

The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot). The classification of 'hentai' is given to animes of a stong sexual nature.

Although over 95% of anime has nothing perverted about it, most closed-minded idiots think anime is always a form of pronography.
Although most people stop watching 'cartoons' in their early teens, there are 'animes' for all age groups.
by pachmoedius March 08, 2005
a person or being that identifies themselves as a creator of artof any sort
duchamp; el greco; stanely kubrik; lydia lunch; ray bradbury (you get the point)
by Stacy January 14, 2004
1. hella clean
2. synonym fo gasoline
1. That track was bleach.
2. "I spit bleach, I'ma leave you all blonde" ~Birge
by uclAB March 12, 2010
n. a person who likes to do kinky shit in bed or have sex a lot
v. to have intercourse or makeout
n. That guy is a huge freak.
v. She likes to freak on a regular basis.
by dmplesUT December 11, 2002
Spanish word that defines: freak, weirdo, geek, nerd, guru, otaku, mangaka, comic liker, book reader, videogame player, film lover and any other person whose likings are not cars, chiks and soccer. You may only like movies, but as a "friki" you like all the other stuff, look weird or act clumsy.

Used as a pejorative word most of the times by ignorant people. "Friki" people calls them gilipollas.
"He likes movies, he's a friki"
"He's reading, he's a friki"
"He likes videogames, he's a friki"
"He likes anime, he's a friki"
"He likes manga, he's a friki"
"He acts weird, he's a friki"
"He likes basketball, he's a friki"
"He's watching a subtitled American show, he's a friki"
"He's reading something in another language, what a friki"
"He's programming, he's such a friki"
by takoitus December 12, 2007
The people you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult
The geeky kid now owns a million dollar software company
by longislandguy May 25, 2005
Hot, sexy, and badass main character of the hit manga/anime Bleach. Bugged by most about his bright orange hair. Inherits shinigami powers from the shinigami Rukia and continues her job of fighting Hollows with his big-ass sword :D
Ichigo is one badass shinigami. He cut that Hollow in half o_o
by hanatarou March 17, 2005
The genius behind the mangas "Zombie Powder" and "Bleach". Although Zombie Powder was cut off at the end of volume 4, Kubotite (as he is sometimes known as) started creating the even better manga, Bleach. Bleach is now being animated and it kicks ass.
His writing and artwork leaves one amazed and in awe.
Kubo Taito is my God!!!
by Marblez October 16, 2004
Mangaka, author of many successful shonen-ai such as "Video Girl Ai", "DNA2" and "I"S". His art is amazingly good, his stories talk about young 16-year olds with sentimental problems.
Masakazu Katsura created Ai and just for that he should be made a saint.
by Michael November 25, 2003