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[mass noun] A style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.Compare with anime
comic strip, cartoon strip, comic, graphic novelView synonyms
- ‘We collaborate on your manga, with me at the driver's wheel doing the plot writing.’
- ‘I would have passed on my compliments to the artist, had it not been a drawing from the disturbingly popular Japanese art form manga.’
- ‘The first thing he saw was shelf atop shelf, stocked two layers deep with manga.’
- ‘In fact, it's these extra characters that really mark the change from film to manga.’
- ‘The huge eyes that both Ram and Sita have are apparently a feature of manga and anime in Japan.’
- ‘Anime, manga and the more violent of comic titles are not marketed to children.’
- ‘I haven't watched much manga, but the villain did strike me as one of these archetypal brooding nhilistic goths who turn up in manga a lot.’
- ‘In the world of manga, one of the greatest series of all time is Lone Wolf and Cub.’
- ‘This week we've decided to save you the trouble of buying expensive imported manga and erotic manga!’
- ‘Matsumoto pioneered manga comics and animation, and has been at its leading edge for over three decades now.’
- ‘His hobby was collecting Japanese comic books, also known as manga, and he always seemed to have oily hair.’
- ‘Graham admits that until recently, he had never even heard of manga.’
- ‘Anime has strong links to manga, the thriving Japanese comic book industry from which it sprang.’
- ‘And she kept on pushing me away from my desk, away from my precious manga.’
- ‘It all stems, he confesses, from a childhood lost to the Japanese cartoon books known as manga.’
- ‘I especially want to go to the Graphic Novel cafe and buy anime and manga and merchandise relating to anime and manga.’
- ‘What keeps you reading, despite arcane diversions into the footnotes of manga and anime, is the sense of adventure.’
- ‘This is manga for anyone who ever watched Airwolf, filled with angst and aerial combat in equal proportions.’
- ‘I sat in my back corner all by myself ignoring the whole world and reading my precious manga.’
- ‘The larger publishers mentioned above also publish magazines and books in areas outside of manga.’
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