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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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lovedove88

21/Female
Davie, FL
Posted On: July 6, 2007
i love anime and manga!Mermaid melody,Tokyo Mew Mew,Sailormoon, and pita-ten are good manga books to read.They should make a doll maker on anime and manga characters.
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lilybugg

21/Female
Palm Bay, FL
Posted On: July 6, 2007
If you guys like romantic comedy, you should try to read Gatch Gacha by Yutaka Tachibana. Its rated Teen so its not for anyone younger than 13, or better yet, 16.
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SilverLightAng

23/Female
Switzerland
Posted On: July 6, 2007
i luv naruto great job
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serpy

25/Female
Italy
Posted On: July 6, 2007
I love fruits basket very much!!!
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revolutionfan6

23/Female
Eustis, FL
Posted On: July 5, 2007
i luv naruto bleach fma fruits basket and inuyasha
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jenni123435

23/Female
Lacey, WA
Posted On: July 5, 2007
XD I'm gonna be President of Anime Club at school next year.
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: July 5, 2007
YAY!ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My FAV!
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British_Mindsl

22/Female
Seven Corners, VA
Posted On: July 4, 2007
Ha ha! You, too? That's great! I know for a FACT that they're awsome. I mean, I've been obsessed for, like, 6 or so years now. xD Good for you. It teaches you a LOT.
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lightfire9398

24/Female
East Meadow, NY
Posted On: July 4, 2007
Finally something on the best thing ever!

Anime and Manga are literally my favorite things in the world but I am thinking that all the newer kids getting into it is making it no longer fun to read because most americans read Anime or Fillers which are the worst things you can read/watch.

Naruto in the US is horrible, its a filler.

Naruto in Japan is great, not a filler.

Blue Gender is rated one of the better american fillers, so try that one.

I love it and I am not going to put the Japanese versions down, but I am putting down the American ones because they SUCK!.

Godchild, Blue Gender, Fruits Basket, NANA, Vampire Knights, and Tokyo Pop series are possibly the best.

I love the Vash the Stampede Japanese version, Its the best.
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prettykitty39

22/Female
Posted On: July 4, 2007
Yeah. I got addicted to Anime when I was 7. I didn't get hooked into Manga till later. My parents hate them both.
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staceyontv525

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: July 4, 2007
yeppers
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faeriegurl

24/Female
Mount Holly, SC
Posted On: July 4, 2007
KOOL! are we going to get an anime maker? oh please!
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animehype

20/Female
Alexandria, VA
Posted On: July 4, 2007
thats y im ANIMEhype. sailor moon rox
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socute2

21/Female
Romeoville, IL
Posted On: July 4, 2007
I LOVE Naruto and Fruits Basket
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HinataSakuraGi

20/Female
Rosenberg, TX
Posted On: July 3, 2007
I like Hinata.
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