In Japan, the home of the popular cartoon form "manga" aka "anime" we see classic hero characters abound. When I used to live in America, Japanese manga was gaining popularity on television, DVD and in the movies. Now there is a strong demand for it in the USA, but it is still nothing compared to Japan. There are so many varieties of stories, characters, villians, and heroes that I actually lost interest in "manga" altogether since coming here.
However, as my children are growing up I am once again exposed to manga and cartoons again. It makes me realize the impact it has on Japanese society. The manga pop-culture rules in Japan. From Pokemon to One Piece to Dragonball most people know these stories and characters better than I know my own country`s comic book heritage.
It is surprising that Manga even influences fashion, casinos, advertising, department stores, convenient stores, and the entire entertainment industry I see many people wearing clothes with One Piece characters or symbols. And these people are adults!!
If you are interested in Manga,this is one that I have been following recently, but there are literally hundreds more. When it comes to entertainment MANGA rules in Japan!
This is the latest episode of One Piece