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Difference Between There and Here: Manga Mad

One of the key differences between comic culture in the United States and other countries is the immaturity attached to comic books in the United States.  While we think of comics as for kids, other countries do not. Japan is perhaps the most developed and diverse landscape linked to comics. There is a comic for every genre and the entire population reads comics. Like the U.S., Japan's comic represented ideas, values, and concerns linked to the national mind. Yet, the fact that the audience is so large means the cultural narrative touches on issues of sex, politic, and culture shaping Japnese life.  Manga Mad Tokyo gives you an overview of the complex cultural dialogue linked to comics in Japan.


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