Thursday, January 06, 2011

Only in Japan: Manga Rules!


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
http://www.animecrazy.net/one-piece-episode-481/

5 comments:

  1. good great knowladge u gather about japan cartoon manga i also have baby i will let her know abt it.thanx

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  2. Hi Steve, Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing.
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    TECHVOLUTION

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  3. I love good manga as much as I love good American or European comics. Dragon Ball and Monster are among my favorites. For now, I'm still following Naruto and One Piece.

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  4. manga's are too good not to read, i like the pic you inserted,"strawhats pirates!

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