Beating Them at their Own Game: Why Manga is Overtaking American Comics

Some say that part of the reason why manga is growing more popular than American comics is due to its politics. Mangaka (manga writers) include politics in a way that doesn’t come across as virtue-signalling; they typically don’t shoehorn their political stances into their works, letting the stories speak for themselves. In contrast, American comic writers are perceived to overly politicise their works; with publications blatantly being written with a political lens, readers, both veterans and newcomers to the genre alike, are growing increasingly suffocated. Read full article here


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