Western comic books and Japanese manga may occupy the same medium but the culture and style used to tell stories differ.
The Japanese origins of manga during the pivotal years between its first introduction to Western comics to its role in World War II and the changes caused by post-war occupation.
The panels, word balloons and sound effects are reversed from the English norm. The stories are read from right to left instead of left to right.
SEIKA has always been a pioneer in the field of manga education. The first manga curriculum dates back to 1973, SEIKA then founded the Faculty of Manga which now offers six courses, growing and evolving into a system that cultivates the diverse talents needed for creating manga.
The JetPens Blog provides pen and paper reviews, artist interviews, and helpful tips and guides on how to get the most of your writing instruments.
A manga café (漫画喫茶, マンガ喫茶) is a kind of café in Japan where people can read manga. People pay for the time they stay in the café.