Old school American comic books are getting made into movies, but Japanese-styled manga is capturing a new generation of graphic novel readers. If you're not acquainted with this burgeoning publishing trend, this North Bay Report offers an introduction.
Many bookstores now carry shelves full of manga titles, which are often published in extended series. But with so much product available, how are discerning readers to tell which ones are worth their money or time? One way is to consult Jason Thompson's book .
Visually, manga is much like the Japanese style of animation known as anime. An explanation of the differences and similarities between Manga and Anime can be found here .
Follow this link for a basic history of manga
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