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(June 28, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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I don't know about you, but I grew up on the standard fare of books and television. Big Bird and Junie B. Jones were about as exciting as it got in my young life, and I wasn't a big reader or cartoon watcher until recently. I discovered something that a lot of other people have known about for years Anime and Manga.

What is This Stuff?

This anime and manga stuff is great. I was okay with cartoons, but when I saw how much deeper cartoons were in the Japanese style, I was hooked. The kind of stories you find in teen shows and novels are now showing up in cartoons and comic books. (The comic books are officially called graphic novels if you want to impress your English teacher.)

Basically, the Japanese style of artwork has come to us with great stories, interesting illustrations and characters we can relate to. The artwork is anime, short for animation. This includes the cartoons, movies and video games. Manga is the style of written work from Japan. Manga is the Japanese word for comics. Manga and Anime are easily confused because they are actually so similar.

Why is anime and manga so Good?

In Japan, one week of manga sales beats out a full year of the United State's entire comic book industry. They sell more in a week than we do in a year. There must be a reason, and it didn't take fans of anime and manga long to find it. The stuff is just plain interesting and pretty easy to read.

Both manga and anime are produced in series. This means there is always something new coming up. Characters can be normal or have special powers. Most of them are a lot like normal human being with the same sort of feelings and experiences we have. Anime and manga are also like a grown-up picture book. Instead of having to visualize what a character looks like in your head, you can see him or her in every frame. The really great part is that the story the characters tell is something like you would never find in your little sister's books.

Give anime a Try

If you're not already into manga or anime, you should really give it a try. Anime is the easiest way to get started. Most cartoons have subtitles or are dubbed in English if they are really from Japan. Others are created here in the Japanese style using English.

The same is true of Manga. True Manga comes from Japan and is written in Japanese. The books have been translated to English though so those of us over here can enjoy them, too. Some books are now written and published in the US or UK since the demand has grown so much in the last few years.

The books read from the back to the front, and don't be surprised if you are just getting into the story when it cuts off. Manga is highly addictive because you always have to read the next one to see what happens. And you'll want to know believe me.

Anime is all over the television and internet. If you have a really good librarian in your school or neighborhood, you may be able to check some manga books out without having to buy them. One word of caution, though. Over in Japan, manga and anime include stories and pictures for all age groups. That means you might find something great for kids and teens, but you might also stumble on something that is made only for adults. Ask a friend for some good suggestions and you'll be well on your way to your very own Anime addiction.


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gigglegirl123

32/Female
Madison, WI
Posted On: November 30, 2010
InuYasha is awesome. I like the Japanese music that they use for anime. It actually has better meaning than the songs about getting drunk and "doing it".
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may4

18/Female
Pakistan
Posted On: February 20, 2010
I SIMPLY LUV ANIME
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s30_7

19/Female
Malaysia
Posted On: January 23, 2009
I love japanse anime..

The anime very pretty..

I love it very........much.



Best and best..
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quincytastic

25/Female
Japan
Posted On: September 19, 2008
My favourite animes are Prince of Tennis (MUST LOVE THE PLETHERA OF HAWT BOYS), Bleach, Death Note, Code Geass, and Saiyuki. I feel different because Naruto isn't my favourite XD I like it...but I like others a lot more.
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tootoorooroo

19/Female
Hanford, CA
Posted On: August 11, 2008
I LOVE katekyo Hitman Reborn!!!!!
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SailorMoonie89

25/Female
Aspen Hill, MD
Posted On: August 8, 2008
I like anime too, my username says it. Studio Ghibli films are the best! I like drawing anime too. I don't like it as much as before b/c of the nudity and homosexuality. All the anime I liked tended to have something weird in it.
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lexirox101

23/Female
Beverly Hills, CA
Posted On: June 29, 2008
anime& manga ARENT stupid. they rock. i like death note alot. hana-kimi is my favorite manga.
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angel_girl1613

21/Female
West Chicago, IL
Posted On: November 14, 2007
omg manga is my drug!! lol. i luv fruitsbasket and naruto!!! ^^ (and lotz more!!)
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MusicaChick

28/Female
Clodine, TX
Posted On: October 26, 2007
Let's see, I read/watch DNAngel, Furuba, FMA, GetBackers, OHSHC, Kenshin and that's about it.

Oh, and Chiisan, you can keep Ed and Roy, I just want Havoc!
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 24, 2007
OK FINE I ACCEPT UR APOLOGY
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: August 22, 2007
AHH!Anime!I soooooooooo love the doll palace because they have anime lovers!!!!!>
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
AND U WANNA SIT HERE AND CALL ME A B*TCH??UR THE ONE THAT STARTED PUTTIN SH*T ON MY PROFILE JUS BCUZ I SAID I DIDNT LIKE SUMTHN,UR THE ONE ACTIN LIKE A B*TCH H2O5
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
OH YEA H2O5, I'LL TELL U WAT JUS BCUZ U LIKE ANIME AND I DONT DONT MEAN U GOTTA START TALKIN YO S..H..I..T BCUZ I AINT DO A DAM THANG TO U
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 15, 2007
OMG ANIME BOOKS DRIVE ME THE FCK CRAZY!!! ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAD AN ANIME BOOK LIKE FROM JAPAN OR SUMTHIN,I 4GET. AND I COULDNT READ NOTHIN 4RM IT,ALL THE STEPS U GOTTA GO THROUGH,READ IT BACKWARDS IN A CERTAIN ORDER,MAN ITS JUST TOO MUCH 4 ME,SO I TRY TO STAY AWAY 4RM THE ANIME AND MANGA STUFF,I DONT SEEM ENTERTAINING TO ME,I LIKE BET....
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Keylani

21/Female
Columbus, OH
Posted On: August 5, 2007
i love mew mew power,sailor moon,inuyasha,full metal alchemist,bleach,and all other animes, I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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