Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On to animation : Introduction of manga

It's been some time since my last Blog post. After two very busy weeks I'm back :D
but now lets get back to how I decided I wanted to direct movies and create graphic novels.

First off some of you are wonderingW "what is Manga? "
Manga is just the Japanese word for comic. Only difference is that their comics tend to be more cinematic. Relying on camera angles and aspect shots to create a feeling that your actually there.

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Osamu Tezuka - New Treasure Island

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Eiichiro Oda - One Piece

In the last " On to animation " post I discussed the anime fad that hit the US when I was in intermediate school. A year or two after manga started to hit the US as well. I first saw manga in Barnes and Noble sometime in 6th or seventh grade. It was the manga of Dragonball Z. I was puzzled as to why it was read right to left. I was also shocked at the detail in the comic and thought it looked different than the Us comics I read. I just couldn't put my finger on it. At that time I wasn't a big big reader and this odd book did hook me in. So I put down the book and continued on to what ever else I was doing.

I wouldn't get hooked into Manga until one night when I found this manga. Being a huge Digimon fan at the time is what really hooked my into reading it.

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This would be the beginning of my manga addiction.

What was so special about manga that hooked me in compared to American comics. Which I had only slight interest in reading?

Find out next time!

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