When we say manga, we are actually referring to cartoons and comics in print which is very famous in Japan. One the other hand, anime is a Japanese term that is commonly used to pertain to animated cartoons for film or for television. Yes, it is true that mangas are comics or cartoons in print, they still hold a much higher place when it comes to the culture of the Japanese people, being citizens of a country that is known for it, and this makes it different from comics since the American society does not hold it in a high regard. In fact, if you have been to Japan or if you have studied the culture and works of the said country, you will see how manga is well-respected as an art and also, as a form of popular literature as well. For the information of many, the influence of manga in the life of every Japanese is very high in such a way that almost all adults in the country are reading manga, not to mention that many big manga magazines are selling millions of copies each week. It is safe to say that mangas are not only kid’s stuff nor just your regular comic.
You should know by now that there are hundreds of stories that you can choose from in manga books and every single one of these stories will surely meet your expectation and cater to your taste and preference. Not only that, there goes the fact as well that almost all manga titles have the combination of artful and, oftentimes, colorful picture and frames with nuanced stoies that will surely entertain you and make you addicted to reading it. Mangas are basically categorized into different genres and some of the highly-acclaimed are the following: shonen manga that caters to young boys and male teens; shojo manga that are far young girls and female teens; kodomo for children; redisu for adult women; seinen for adult men; jidaimono for historical drama; suiri for crime and murder, and; ecchi for erotic manga.
Now, the question lies on how you can get started into reading manga. Well, you only have to follow the tips we present here and you will be able to do it easily.
First things first, walk into the store. You can expect a large bookseller to have a section that is intended for manga yet, if you do not want to be limited to what you already have, then it would be best for you to go on a comic book store. Whichever place you may choose to go, you will immediately spot mangas since they usually have covered in color and have colored content in several pages as well, while leaving the rest of the book in black and white.
As a beginner, for sure, you do not have that much knowledge about manga and its genre so what you can do best is to go over the books available and read them a little and once you find something that matches your taste and preference, grab it, pay for it and read the rest at home.