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Old 2004-11-06, 13:15   Link #1
w7dawiah
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What does Manga mean?

Good afternoon.

I started watching Anime since last summer, or exactely last August. In most of the Anime websites, there must be a Manga section.

What I think is that manga is about stories and such things.

What I really want to now is the meaning of Manga and what it is about?


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Old 2004-11-06, 13:20   Link #2
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Manga are the comic books on which most anime are based.

PS Your sig is waaaaaaaaaaaay to big, make it smaller, read the rules to know what sizes are allowed
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Old 2004-11-06, 18:11   Link #3
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Good afternoon.

I started watching Anime since last summer, or exactely last August. In most of the Anime websites, there must be a Manga section.

What I think is that manga is about stories and such things.

What I really want to now is the meaning of Manga and what it is about?


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Manga are comic books, that's about it. Though they're more literally comic BOOKS than american comics (manga tend to number upwards of 200 pages, comic books get 40 pages or so for the standard ones)
recently, however, american comic book artists have started to use the "novel"-like format, and spawned the term "Graphic Novel" which includes manga (i don't use the term...so when freshmen come up to me in my school's anime club and ask if i have any graphic novels, i correct them and say i have plenty of MANGA, but only 1 graphic novel )

also, out of morbid curiousity: is there any reason you put "Good Morning" at the top of your posts?
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Old 2004-11-07, 06:48   Link #4
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7thMethuselah:
I don't know if you heared in the news that the United Arab Emirates (which is my country) ruler died 5 days ago. In this signature, there is his picture and a few words about him in Arabic of course.

NOTE: First of all, i'm a girl Second of all, instead of writing Good Evening, I wrote good afternoon by mistake



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Thnk you honey for your information. About your question, I used to greete people when I want to speak or write to them, that's why i put "good morning" at the top of my posts.


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Old 2004-11-07, 07:01   Link #5
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You know.....

It strikes me with a bit of surprise that you, being an female arabian in the Middle East is allowed to get on the net to get info about ACG.

And I thought that the region you are in is the most conservative on this planet.
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Old 2004-11-07, 07:38   Link #6
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It strikes me with a bit of surprise that you, being an female arabian in the Middle East is allowed to get on the net .
who said that . Im from Middle East and i allowed my sister to get on the net

where did u hear that it's so funny
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Old 2004-11-07, 07:52   Link #7
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who said that . Im from Middle East and i allowed my sister to get on the net

where did u hear that it's so funny
How about people get back on topic please

But to continue the off-topicness you should have noted the earlier comments about oversize sigs, yours has now been removed. And it's bad form to direct link to other sites and use their bandwidth, even more so when the URL has this request in it!

narutoex.com/do_not-directlink/sigs/

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What I really want to now is the meaning of Manga and what it is about?
BTW, most anime (i.e. cartoons) are based on a manga (i.e. comic). There are a number of fan sites that scan and translate manga (in the same way that fansub groups translate and produce fansubs)
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Old 2004-11-07, 08:45   Link #8
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BTW, most anime (i.e. cartoons) are based on a manga (i.e. comic). There are a number of fan sites that scan and translate manga (in the same way that fansub groups translate and produce fansubs)
Examples of such sites are
http://www.prutser.com/ by our very own GDHpro
http://www.manganews.net/titles.php a huge collection of unlicensed manga's online, download a few of these and you'll know instantly what manga are (and chances are you'll become just as addicted to them as we are )
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Old 2004-11-07, 15:59   Link #9
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MakubeX2:
My culture or region is not that conservative. We are allowed to use the net, drive cars, go out with our friends and do the same stuff that you would like to do as long as it is not against our religion.


xris:
Thank you for your information.


7thMethuselah:
I don't know how to thank you I think that i'll be manga addicte too



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Old 2004-11-07, 17:13   Link #10
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who said that . Im from Middle East and i allowed my sister to get on the net

where did u hear that it's so funny
Sorry to go off topic here.

It's just that from what I have heard and read about things in the Middle East (Especially from the book "Inside The Kingdom" by Carmen bin Ladin), most of the nations in ME tend to have stircter rules aganist female.

Coupled with the fact that most of the manga published and anime showned today tend to have some sexual undertone and nudity....

I know that some nations in the ME, like Kuwait, have lax the rules a bit, but still being an Islamic nation and all.....
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Old 2004-11-08, 04:56   Link #11
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u r right. We don't speak about sex in public as u do in ur country because we consider it as a sensitive topic.

However, people talk about it with their friends for example since we can't deny that it's a fact that is happening in our life

Anyway, i don't know the book that u read but may be heared about the auther.

From my experience, most of the books (Arabic or English) don't say the right things about my culture or the way we live. All of their ideas r old and r extincting now in my culture.


Females life nowadays r much much better than the past.


if u have any other concerns or questions, i'll be happy to answer u.


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Old 2004-11-08, 06:18   Link #12
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Here you go. This page does a better job at explaining what makes a manga "manga" than me, but yeah, it's just comics..

I think 'manga" is just the pronounciation of the kanji characters, or "漫画", but will need to break out the dictionary to be sure.
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Old 2004-11-08, 08:39   Link #13
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Here you go. This page does a better job at explaining what makes a manga "manga" than me, but yeah, it's just comics..

I think 'manga" is just the pronounciation of the kanji characters, or "漫画", but will need to break out the dictionary to be sure.
hmmm it's called Mangaka hmmm

anyway Arigato gozaimas LynnieS-Kun
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Old 2004-11-08, 09:36   Link #14
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Thaaaaaaaaaanx The page is really helpful.

Athuran:



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Old 2004-11-08, 14:21   Link #15
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I think perhaps a better translation is simply "sequential art." It clearly marks what manga and "comicbooks" do - tell a story using pictures - without much undesired second-hand meanings in terms like "comic strips" or "comic books" (i.e. they are funny). "Sequential art" is also closer to the kanji meaning of Manga than "comicbooks"
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Old 2004-11-10, 04:08   Link #16
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hmmm it's called Mangaka hmmm
A mangaka is a Japanese comic author/artist (usually they are both, which is why most manga is themed around the same ideas, just different characters). Manga is a Japanese comic book.
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Old 2004-11-10, 10:46   Link #17
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A mangaka is a Japanese comic author/artist (usually they are both, which is why most manga is themed around the same ideas, just different characters). Manga is a Japanese comic book.
i think he means the kanji can be read as "mangaka"
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Old 2004-11-10, 14:10   Link #18
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The Yellow Dwarf:
Thanks for your simple and understandable explanation.

genmac:
Is there other Manga than the Japanese one?

Kyuven:
so kanji means Manga


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Old 2004-11-10, 15:31   Link #19
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i think he means the kanji can be read as "mangaka"
no, 漫画 is read as manga, only 漫画家 is read as mangaKa

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Is there other Manga than the Japanese one?
yes, there are also korean and chinese comic
but among all, japanese manga happens to be the most popular and most successful one

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so kanji means Manga
no it doesn't
kanji means "chinese characters"
since for the language of japanese, it consists of hiragana, katakana, and kanji, they are all different types of word in japanese, in general speaking
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Old 2004-11-10, 16:02   Link #20
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Impressive You have good information

By the way, I don't read Japanese


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