Manga meaning

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A style of comic strip or comic book originally developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes.
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A Japanese genre consisting of comic books and graphic novels, typically black-and-white and featuring stylized characters with large, round eyes.
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Such comic books and graphic novels.
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(uncountable) An artistic style heavily used in, and associated with, Japanese comics, and that has also been adopted by a comparatively low number of comics from other countries.
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(rare, countable, chiefly proscribed by fandom slang) A comic in manga style, regardless of the country of origin.

Lately I've been reading a Brazilian manga.

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(countable) A comic originating in Japan.
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Manga is defined as Japanese comics or graphic novels for adults where characters often have large eyes.

An example of manga is One Piece.

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Origin of manga

  • Japanese man unrestrained, careless (from Early Middle Chinese manh) (also the source of Mandarin màn) ga sketch, picture (borrowed after the Middle Chinese period from a Chinese source, perhaps Mandarin hu´) (from Middle Chinese xfiwaːj`)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 漫画 (manga まんが), from Middle Chinese 漫 (màn "free", "unrestrained") + 畫 (ɣwɛ̀ "drawing") (compare Mandarin mànhuà 漫画, Korean manhwa 만화). After an 1814 book by Katsushika Hokusai.

    From Wiktionary