Introduction to Manga - Japanese Comics
Top 10 Essential Manga Must-Reads
New to the joys of manga ? Get a taste of the various stories and artistic styles of this diverse style of comics with our sampler, featuring some of our favorite titles. From action-packed shonen manga and romantic shojo manga for kids and teens to cutting-edge graphic novels for adults, check out our top 10 list featuring the spectrum of...
Introduction to Shojo Manga
About.com's Manga Guide introduces you to the best shojo manga or Japanese comics for girls. With profiles of popular series including magical Sailor Moon to sexy and sophisticated Nana, our introduction takes a look inside the romantic, stylish and humorous world of shojo manga and explains why comics aren't just a guy thing anymor
Introduction to Shonen Manga
Geared for teen and young adult males, shonen manga, such as Naruto, Bleach and One Piece capture readers' attention with their exciting stories and dynamic characters. About.com's Manga Guide explains what shonen manga is, and provides a list of recommended reads that will give you a taste for adventure, shonen manga-style.
Introduction to Original English Language Manga
Inspired by Japanese manga but created by American, European or Canadian creators, original English language manga or OEL manga is staking its claim to its place the world of comics and mainstream publishing. Our introduction gives you a peek into this emerging and fast-growing segment of the graphic novels world.
Brief History of Manga & Japanese Comic Books
Want to know more about the origins of manga, or Japanese comics? About.com's guide explore manga's beginnings from humourous scroll painting and the influence of Disney animated cartoons in post-war Japan to the unique east-meets-west fusion of art, drama, humor, action and dynamic storytelling that is manga today.
Introduction to Age Ratings
Manga has something for everyone -- but not all manga is suitable for all ages. Our list breaks down the comics content ratings used by U.S. publishers, and provides examples of popular manga titles in each group.
Manga 101: Introduction to Japanese Comics
About.com's Comic Book Guide provides an overview of manga, what it is, how to read it and what's worth reading.