Manga is not the only comic…Lets find out about Manhwa and Manhua

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Manga, Manhua, and Manhwa are the comics which generally form the origin of anime. Without them there would be no awesome anime which we watch. So bless their writers for the work.

Manga ,Manhua and Manhwa are comics but they have differences as well. The name is not the only difference. These three are from three different countries with different styles of writing.

Lets look at each one of them.

Manga: Japanese

Manga is the comic from Japan or by creators in the Japanese Language, dedicated to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. In Japan, people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, business and commerce, comedy, detective, historical drama, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and fantasy, sexuality, sports and games, and suspense, among others. Many manga are translated into other languages as well.

The first way Japanese style comics stand out above the rest is due to their widespread popularity. Both manhua and manhwa are consistently labeled “manga” due to a lack of knowledge of their existence. Manga also stands out due to the high quality art. While manhua and manhwa are often drawn with a similar style, they frequently don’t reach manga’s high level of quality with greyscale, handdrawn comics. Finally, manga often get their own animated shows if they reach a certain level of popularity.

Mostly, manhua and manhwa don’t get animated. Noblesse is an exception to this rule.

 

Some mangas that you should read are

(in no particular order)

1.Fullmetal Alchemist

The law of equivalent exchange: to gain something, you must lose something. In a failed attempt to bring back someone from the dead, the Elric brother’s lost parts of their bodies. For Edward it was an arm and a leg but his little brother lost his entire body. To restore what they lost they embark on a quest for an object that can override the laws of alchemy: the philosopher’s stone.

2.One Punch Man

It is non stop action comedy. The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.

 

 3.Death Note

When Light Yagami finds a notebook that claims to have the ability to kill a person just by writing their name on its pages, he thinks it is only a joke. But when he experiments with some criminals he learns that this notebook holds a dangerous power. He decides to use this power to create a better world, a world where he will rule as the just and feared god of all. But a certain detective by the name of L is determined to stop Light’s massive killing spree.

4.Bleach

 

If you like shinigami and sword fight then this is for you. It is amazing. Even though bleach has an anime but if you want to know about the complete story then you will have to read the manga since the anime was discontinued mid way.

 

 5.Vagabond

 

 

Vagabond is a popular seinen manga that follows the life and struggles of an excellent swordsman, Shinmen Takezou. Praised for beautiful art and depictions of sword battles, the manga has won many awards.

6.Oyasumi Punpun

 

Oyasumi Punpun is a beautiful tale of coming of age, love, betrayal, and reality. The uniqueness of how the main character Punpun and his family are drawn is what makes this manga even more genius, and I’d love to see it just like that in anime! The more you read, the more you realize how a person’s inner struggles and thoughts are reflected in the art itself, and this becomes even more prominent as Punpun reaches the sensitive age of adolescence.

Now lets talk about

Manhua: Chinese

 

Manhua means “impromptu sketches”, and is technically the mother of the term manga and manhwa. While the term manhua predates both manga and manhwa, most do not consider it as the starting point for the term because the modern style of manhua didn’t come about until the rise of the baby boomer generation in the 1950s and 1960s. Modern manhua draws heavy inspiration from Japanese manga, but many manhua are based on historical Chinese stories, or new stories set in historical China.

Manhua stands out from the other two with higher level of detail in the background of the panels and with the occasional use of full color pages done completely in paint. Painted pages can be found at the beginning of volumes and during key moments in the manhua.

In 2016, two manhua have been adapted into anime television series: Yi Ren Zhi Xia and Soul Buster Another series, Bloodivores, based on a web manhua, will start airing on October 1, 2016. Another series, The Silver Guardian, is scheduled to premiere in 2017.

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Pranjal Kanyal

He is a Computer Science undergrad, planning to do his masters.
Anime is one of his favorite form of entertainment. He loves everything about anime and mangas and loves to share information about anime.

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