from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A style of comic strip or comic book originally developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cone-shaped bag for the filtration of amalgam.
- noun Eccles., a case or cover; especially, the case for a processional or other cross when not in use, often of rich stuff or embroidered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with,
Japanese comics, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of comics from other countries.
- noun countable A
comicoriginating in Japan, regardless of the artistic style.
- noun rare, countable A comic in manga style, regardless of the country of origin.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Quite possibly my favorite straight couple in manga is Jun and Saki from Sukeban Deka.
Probably only of interest if you know what this sub-genre of manga is (homoerotic romances in manga primarily by and for women) but even some of you who don't might want to do some research and give it a whirl.
↑ In this article, we use the term manga to refer only to Japanese comics, and will say "manga-like" or "manga-influenced" or "Original English Language manga" ( "OEL") for work done outside Japan.
Oh, and by the way, the manga is available in English from Viz.
Another emotional component to the manga is the tragic love triangle among Taisuke, Yuichi, and Megumi.
The only comfort readers can take in this manga is the quality of the artwork, which is well done.
I also read Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 2 - this manga is amazingly good.
The anime based on the manga is a new favorite of mine.
The film already made from this manga is a masterpiece - and was perfect as Korean cinema.
It wasn’t long before their love of anime sparked an interest in manga, the Japanese word for comics (it literally means “whimsical pictures”).