You may have heard of the word “manga” so many times, but have you ever thought of why people are so hooked on this medium? What is it about manga that people love so much? Why are people all over the world so captivated by these black-and-white panels?
For starters, manga have unique storylines, as compared to Western comics. Not that we are criticizing the latter, but it is worth noting that manga gives readers variety in terms of character personality, character development, story setup, and many others.
Although western comics also feature beautiful and colorful sketches on every page, manga features detailed drawings and ink in poignant or intense shades of black and white. This is one reason why manga stands out from any other comic book-related medium out there.
Manga has even inspired various artists to create more interesting storylines, which is indeed good news for the industry. It comes as no surprise as well that a lot of the anime series being released and broadcast in Japan and other parts of the world are based on manga. Whether it follows the original plot of the manga or not, what matters is that manga provides animators inspiration for future projects.
Another thing people appreciate about manga is the fact that it introduces readers to different drawing styles as well as cultures, ethics, religion, etc. For example, Kaoro Mori’s manga entitled Emma is set in Victorian-era London. As a person reads the manga from chapter to chapter, it also introduces him/her to the said cultural setting and tries to remove cultural boundaries and differences at the same time.
In conclusion, manga continues to dominate the otaku industry to this day. With the reasons and facts mentioned above, it is clear that this form of entertainment will continue to flourish for many years to come.