Sunday, 9 March 2014


Hiya, as you all know I'm addicted to the Japanese Culture. One of the first things that made me grow to love the Japanese Culture was Manga. I fell in love with manga at the age of 11 when I read my 1st manga novel.

Manga originates from Japan and was first discovered in the late 19th Century. Manga is a Japanese word for "comics" or "cartoons".

Stereotypical Manga Character

The above picture is what a typical manga character looks like. One of the biggest typical features of a manga character is their big,cute eyes. Also manga characters tend to have small noses and mouths.

Manga Novels:

Dragon Ball Z:

I have read the first 2 volumes of this series and the books are just funny and interesting Dragon Ball Z is about a boy named Goku (who is on the cover in the picture above) and his friends. They are on a quest to find the legendary seven dragon balls. Legend has it that if you find all seven dragon balls you can summon the dragon master and he will grant you one wish. After the wish has been made the dragon balls disappear and spread out around Earth. I found this book series very funny and I just loved the quests Goku and his friends go on (However the books can be quite sexual in places). So if you are a fan of action and adventure I strongly suggest reading the Dragon Ball Z series.

Jiu Jiu

This is by far one of the saddest manga novels I have ever read. Jiu Jiu is all about a 16 year old girl named Takamichi. Her job is to hunt demons and slay them. Tragically,while out on one of these missions, her twin brother dies trying to protect her. Then one day Takamichi receives a pair of "jiu jui". They are half human, half wolf and are called Snow and Night. At first Takamichi treats Snow and White badly as she was treated badly. However she gradually accepts them. The story is a little hard to get into at first but once your sucked in the stories are really good.

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