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What is Manga?


The Manga is a style of Japanese cartoon that finds its origins in the Japanese art of the 11th century, which make us arrive at what is now changing and evolving over time. The term Manga comes from the Japanese and it is possible to translate it as "doodles" or "whimsical pictures" from the marriage of the kanji for "informal", which would correspond to "man", and "drawing" or "ga".

Between the years 1600 and 1865, in the context of the period known as Edo in Japan, developed a particular way of doing literature that would realize the first manifestations of Manga. This consisted of the creation of drawings showing, to his round, a series of dialogues and stories resulting from the interaction between the characters of the drawing. Already at the time this style of literature offered readers stories related to the interests of your gender and age group, for example, stories of battles for children and novels for girls.

Later, during the Meiji, Japan began to contactare with the West, accepting varied influence from that culture, thus emerging certain comic adaptations.

Into the 1950s, with a new influence from the Western world, the animation begins, step by step, taking a greater role. Disney is the style of animation studios what captivated the Japanese artist Osamu Tezuka, who takes certain elements of this and began to create comics with a similar style.

From the first works carried out by Osamu Tezuka, emerges Tetsuwan Atom, aka Astro Boy, the most famous Manga character of all time.

Today the Manga is quite popular to far and wide around the world, and enjoys a privileged location on market literature, as well as in the world of television thanks to adaptations in cartoons, movies and video games.
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