Definition of manga in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋgə


[mass noun]
  • A style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children. Compare with anime.
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    • It all stems, he confesses, from a childhood lost to the Japanese cartoon books known as manga.
    • Anime has strong links to manga, the thriving Japanese comic book industry from which it sprang.
    • Anime, manga and the more violent of comic titles are not marketed to children.


1950s: Japanese, from man 'indiscriminate' + ga 'picture'.

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