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One of the things that gets me hyped when it comes to manga is its ability to reach the younger generation and a diverse group of readers across the world (especially women). Compared to a majority of Western comics, there’s something about manga that drives their attention. A while ago, I read an interview with a manga fan who lived in the United Arab Emirates. She talked about living near a Kinokuniya Bookstore in Dubai, which may reflect the growing diversity of the city. It makes me think about the biggest problem manga outside of Japan has – access that makes BOTH consumers and publishers happy.
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They pretty much affect all aspects of our lives.
Traps don’t work on them forever. They love dirt since people treat things as such. You can even turn them into mini-robots too.
But maybe they aren’t so bad. Everyone should be lucky they aren’t in human form. They will do more damage than technology and money ever will to the mind.
The ones found in a popular manga series about them utter one word, “JOHJ.” Maybe it stands for “Just obediently handing justice” in their own mind to the warriors that oppose them. Similar to what their real-life counterparts are doing, no?
Who said anime/manga can’t be real life?
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As children, adults often teach us how to be nice to others. We have to be open. We have to share. We have to be considerate towards others. While some kids these days may not have the best of manners, perhaps their behavior is something to pay attention to at times. One of Tokyo Ghoul’s shining moments highlighted the eternal conflict over whether nice guys get the last laugh or get pushed aside.
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If you read a lot of manga, one popular theme that some authors like to use is introduce how certain characters are orphans and how their lack of a parental figure have shaped their lives. In the case of Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), one of its most popular storylines, manga-wise, details such a scenario, but one that doesn’t end well for the characters whose origins involved being abandoned. The "Book of Circus" tells a tale told too often of how beneath the fun lies a sense of ever-growing despair.
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