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Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 33 - Manga Words

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ウキウキ NihonGO! Lesson #33 Manga Words
漫画 マンガ Manga
Manga is an amazing story-telling medium as well as a great study tool.
First, what are some of the main elements of manga?
プロット (purotto):plot or storyline
キャラ / キャラクター (kyara / kyarakuta-):characters
セリフ (serifu):speech
フキダシ (fukidashi):speech bubbles
モノローグ (monoro-gu):monologue, what the character’s thinking
描き文字 (kaki moji):onomatopoeia and small texts outside speech bubbles
コマ割り (koma wari):separating the space into panels
ラフ (rafu):rough sketch
ネーム (ne-mu):blueprint of manga usually done in pencil.
ペン入れ (pen ire): inking
ベタ (beta):filling in
ホワイト (howaito):white ink for correction and highlights
Here are some major categories of manga based on the target audience.
児童漫画 (jidou manga):mainly for elementary school students
少年漫画 (shounen manga):mainly for elementary school to high school boys (e.g. Dragon Ball)
少女漫画 (shoujo manga):mainly for elementary school to high school girls (e.g. Sailor Moon)
青年漫画 (seinen manga):mainly for high school students and older
Here are main genres of manga
学園漫画 (gakuen manga):school
ギャグ漫画 (gyagu manga):comedy
推理漫画 (suiri manga):detective, e.g. Case Closed
スポーツ漫画 (supo-tsu manga):sports
恋愛漫画 (ren-ai manga):love stories
ファンタジー漫画 (fantaji- manga):fantasy
SF漫画 (esu efu manga):Sci-Fi
ホラー漫画 (hora- manga):horror
音楽漫画 (ongaku manga):music
料理漫画 (ryouri manga):cooking
…and many more!
Pretty much every imaginable topic has been drawn as manga at some point! I hope you'll go check out some for yourself.
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