While Marvel comics shows off its American appeal all across the globe, Manga is easily gaining popularity within the United States. Today's Manga has been enjoyed by the Japanese culture for over half a century and its popularity in Japan covers all generations. Manga is a Japanese word for a style of comics that illustrates a certain cinema technique with continuous action, great story lines and characters within the story that have wonderful expressions. In America culture, comics sales are aimed at a certain age group of youngsters while Japanese Manga is aimed at every age group, young and old.
Today's Manga has its own style of art and they particularly have their own style of drawing faces, foreheads, chins, noses, eyes and expressions. You read Manga story books opposite of how English reading countries do. You start reading from the back of the book and you read each page from right to left. Manga is a storytelling style that is also artistic in the way it is done. Great works of art have been published using Manga style techniques and are highly prized in Japanese culture.
The differences with the Japanese style Manga and American comics is in each American comic volume, each comic has its own separate plot. The Manga style will all follow the same plot through the life of the Manga volumes. This is why Manga books is sometimes thought of as a graphic novel. Many of the Japanese culture Manga books inner pages are illustrated in black and white drawings and also each volume is serialized within a bound book. In Japan, Manga is either read as a serialized ongoing monthly volume or as a put together novel in a book length completed series as a graphic novel. In the United States today, comics are not much too much as art or literature. In Japan, Manga is a much respected form of art and literature. Since Manga is well reputed in Japan, many of the series find their way into television shows and movies.
With Manga being the ideal media venue to the Japanese culture, it is easier to tell a story about anything you want to your readers. This makes it easy to describe complicated descriptions that matter in a story. Using Manga as a tool to deliver a message as a story is really helping companies realize the power of Manga. If you took the whole years complete sales of American comics against Japanese Manga, the Manga beats out sales of the comics in only 1 weeks time. That is the power of Manga literature. Manga has a reach to all people young to old and in every walk of life.