Not sure if there's a topic about them yet. If so, please DELETE.
Manga (漫画 Manga?) are comics created in Japan, or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlierJapanese art.
Thank you Wikipedia, old friend. So, I bet you've all heard of them, I'd like to ask you:
What's your favourite genre?
What are your all time favourites?
Do you know any secret gems, some artist who deserves more recognition?
Who's your favourite writer/artist?
¨When did you start reading manga?
Do you draw manga yourself?
So I guess I might as well answer those questions too. My favourite genres are shoujo (fight me), shounen, and josei. I'm always a sucker for school life/romance/comedy/real life works.
My favourites are Bonnouji (Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, two students living in the same house start a friendship that slowly turns into a relationship. Very cute and very funny, but also quite mature. Had fun reading this.), Himegoto- Juukyuusai No Seifuku (Drama, Romance, Mature, School Life, Psychological, Gender Bender, Seinen, college aged young people struggle with gender and sexual identity and get it on a lot. But good writing, I'm always keen for the next chapter.), Hiyokoi (shoujo, school life, romance, comedy, a really small girl and a really tall dude end up as a couple and many funny things happen.), Horimiya (romance, comedy, school life, slice of life, shounen, e headstrong girl and a dude who looks like a delinquent in his spare time but normal at school get together, very funny relationship dynamics. The girl's father is hilarious. Read it.), Orange (drama, romance, supernatural, mystery, school life, shoujo, tragedy, slice of life, the main character receives letters from her future self, telling her how to prevent the suicide of a transfer student whom she eventually begins to fall in love with. The amount of tears I shed while reading this is silly.) There are more, but these are my all time favourites. Also so many smutty and nsfw ones, but those would be against the rules.
Koe no Katachi isn't that well known I think? It's about a dude who used to bully a deaf transfer student, years later he tries to make amends and learns sign language and tries to befriend the girl. Nice drawings, great writing.
I have no favourite artists, and I'd like to say that Matsuri Hino is overrated, tyvm.
Started reading manga when I was like... 8ish? 9ish? I think the first one I read was Gakuen Alice and then Gals! by Mihona Fujii. If you ever meet a Mihona on a website, that's probably me because I worshipped that woman and her manga.
Of course I had a phase where I scribbled manga heads everywhere. Not so much anymore, idk how to describe my style though.
Pictures will be added whenever because I'm lazy. So incredibly lazy.
Edited by Octopus, 24 May 2016 - 07:56 AM.