Teach Me About Manga, Sensei!!

Manga! What is it? Most people would call it the comic books of the Japanese that include huge-eyed characters. Well, those people would be WRONG! Manga is so much more than just comic books. They’re lovely works of art, they take time to make, they aren’t rushed like most comic books. There’s romantic series, action series, comedies- All kinds of genre in the form of manga. And for the whole “overly-sized eyes” thing… Well, I can’t answer that myself.

Oh! And for you newbies that are just getting into manga, remember: manga is read from right to left, up and down. If you still don’t understand how to read manga, skip to the back of the book. There should be something telling you that you’re reading the wrong way and teaches you the right way how to read the pages.

Some mangas that are very famous have their own little shows known as anime. Very famous mangas that have been converted into anime include (but not limited to): Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto, Bleach by Tite Kubo, Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori, Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino, Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya, etc.

There are different types of manga, and they fall into certain categories. Adventure mangas that include lots of fighting scenes, things that most girls would get disgusted at but guys think are so cool, these kinds of books would fall under a category known as Shonen Jump. Of course, for the girls, we also have Shojo Beat, most of the mangas that have to do with romance. There are much more categories for manga, but Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat are the main two categories.

In the next session, we will be focusing on Shonen Jump. Stay tuned!

P.S. The title of this article is a parody of a section from Seireitei Communication (a fiction magazine in the series Bleach) called “Teach Me, Shuhei Sensei!!”. In the data book Color Bleach, they show an article of this section.

P.P.S. This is my VERY FIRST POST, so I really hope that you guys who read it were really interested. Feel free to leave a comment!


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