Manga

(dedicated to Manga lovers)

Romance
Friendship
Tears

Laughter
Adventure
Horror

Office activity
Realistic characters
Fast-paced stories

School
Girls
Boys

Witches
Courtesan
Emotional

Grim
Glad
Bullying

Comic
History
Fun

Parody
Action
Gag

Death
Illness
Isolation

Inner
Darker
Soul

Fantasy
Journey
Nightmarish

Grit
Triumph
Sport

Comedy
Mythical
Catastrophe

Epic tale
Battles
Original

Explore
Portray
Groups

Mobs
Rebirth
Destruction

Rhythm
Contrast
Storyline

Purpose
Beauty
Existence

Forms
Frontiers
Direction

Genre
Enduring
Masterpieces

Express
Ability
Artist

Pen
Paper
Picture

Depict
Visualize
Limitless

Brilliant
Superior
Power

Talent
Lifestyle
Unrequited love

Strong
Innocence
Personalities

Students
Awkward
Bittersweet

Genius
Detective
Mysterious

Teenager
Supernatural
Ideal world

Sensational
Love affairs
Theme songs

Humorous
Hilarious
Uproarious

Joke
Guts
Panorama

Quest
Legend
Immortality

Poetic nature
Stunning drawings
Heartrending symbolism

Hardcore Science
Future society
Astounding fusion

Business drama
Political events
Contemporary economic

A craft
Technical skill
Long years of practice

Create stories
Keep on drawing
Actual workload

To tight deadlines
Shut yourself away
Not outside for days

Ardent fans
Otaku mentality
Powerful artworks

Ambitions
Hyperactive
Cosplay fans

Adolescent
Ninja life
Master swordsman

Current situation
Consummate skill
Racial discrimination

Guilty conscience
Psychological dilemma
Gentle-hearted persona

Corporate in-fighting
Protagonist, antagonist
Gruesome, murder

Superhero thrills
Dramatic Phatos
Evolution, morality

Cosmic scale
Entertaining
Ever-shifting casts

Satirical
Understandable form at
Pictorial magazines

Great length
Drawn-out style
Bildungsroman style
Psychological development

Extended stories
Series of powerful foes
To weave in details
Vast range of abilities

Connecting frames
Horizontally
Vertically
Pseudo-sense of motion

Variety of themes
Margins of society
Young readership
Adult readership

A sort of melting pot
Anarchic power
Anything to satisfy
Appetites of readers

Goes further
All manner of desires
Vast array of sub-genres
Question of how we should live

A violent world
Human existence
Life transcends
Central figure

Huge medium
Excellent richness
Game-like images
New wave, Sekai-kei

Choju Jinbutsu Giga
Caricatures of Animals and Humans
Kyoto’s Kozanji-ji Temple

Birds, frogs, monkeys
Were pracing around
In imitation of humans

Toba-e
Line drawings
Comical depictions

Ukiyo-e
Katsushika Hokusai
Occupations, events, supernatural monsters

Kotobuki Shiriagari
Moyocco Anno
Moto’o Abiko

Takehiko Inoue
Rumiko Takahashi
Katshuriho Otomo

Akira Toriyama
Hirohiko Araki
Masashi Kishimoto

Chika Umino
Ai Yazawa
Naoki Urasawa

Kenshi Hirokane
Kiminori Wakasugi
Taiyou Matsumoto

Tsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
Leiji Matsumoto

Go Nagai
Fujiko F. Fujio
Osamu Tezuka

Machiko Hasegawa
Hagio Moto
Riyoko Ikeda

Yumiko Oshima
Keiko Takemiya
Ryoko Yamagishi

Hataraki Man
Happy Mania
Flowers and Bees

Jelly Beans
Sugar Sugar Rune
Sakuran

Akira
Urusei Yatsura
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Hokabune
Jacaranda
Hakai Rojin Don Kihote

Monster
Testsuwan Atom
Nandemo Ponta

Paman
Doraemon
Bonbonzaka

Black Jack
Princess Knight
New Treasure Island

Captain Harlock
Galaxy Express 999
Space Battleship Yamato

Yu-Gi-Oh
Kimba the White Lion
The Prince of Tennis

Amarusu
Erekina Haru
Hinshi no Esseisuto
Yaji and Kita in Deep

Nana
Pluto
Naruto
Deathnote

Honey and Clover
Detroit Metal City
Tekkon Kinkreet
Kacho Shima Kosaku

Vagabond
Devilman
Mazinger Z
Cutey Honey

Phoenix
Slam Dunk
Dragon Ball
Niji-iro Togarashi

Naruto Uzumaki
Light Yagami
Kuro and Shiro

Souichi Negishi
Kosaku Shima
Hanamichi Sakuragi

Ataru Moroboshi
Son Goku
Chocolat and Vanilla

Hiroko Matsukata
Kayoko Shigeta
Akita Fudoh

Shojo Beat
Shonen Jump
Nakayoshi Magazine

Shonen Kurabu
Shukan Shonen Magajin
Shukan Shonen Sande

Norakuro
Adventures of Dankichi
Adventures of Sho-chan

Santō Kyō den's picturebook, Shiji no yukikai
Aikawa Minwa's Manga hyakujo
Rakuten Kitazawa

Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen
Golgo 13 in 1986, Lone Wolf and Cub
Kamui, Area 88, and Mai the Psychic Girl

The Manga Library
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Faculty of Manga, Kyoto Seika University

Akatsuka Award, for humorous manga
Dengeki Comic Grand Prix, for one-shot manga
Kodansha Manga Award, for multiple genre awards

Seiun Award, for best science fiction comic
Shogakukan Manga Award, for multiple genres
Tezuka Award, for best new serial manga

Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize
International Manga Award
Japanese Manga industry

Taiwan, manhua
South Korea, manhwa
France, la nouvelle manga

Japanese Comics
Complexity of Storylines
Universal Culture

(inspired by Manga Culture and Igor Stravinsky’s Petruchka)

by Ahmad Shiddiqi

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