A Quick Guide to Anime and Manga

Loosely, the word “anime” is the Japanese word for “animation” and “manga” is the Japanese word for “comic book.” This article is intended to be a basic guide to anime and manga for parents or other people who are not necessarily familiar with either but may have children, friends or significant others who are. Most of the information is based off of personal experience, information from acquaintances and reading various information sites. In this article, we are going to be addressing genre, discussing some basic terminology and exploring the interrelationships between various the forms of media a series might take. A Few Basic Terms (in no particular order) Otaku: An… Read More

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