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Manga (japanese Comic)

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Manga is the japanese version of comic in general. These comic are written by japanese artist called mangaka and have various genre to them. Example: action, adventure, horror, psychological, shounen (teenage), seinen (young adults), fantasy and etc.

These comics usually reflect for the artist's view of the current society that they live in or purely on their fantasy and dreams about the world. The artist will also take reference from religion, myth and actual history and input them into their work.

For example, in the famous japanese manga - One Piece. The character - Teach was base on Edward Teach (c. 1680 - 22 November 1718), was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies.

And in the manga - Sengoku Basara, which story line is base on the actual Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, of feudal Japan, when many generals fought in an endless struggle for power.

Usually manga are first published on a weekly magazine before it is collected by publisher to print them into dedicated book-size volumes. However, not all mange may be printed into a book-size volume. These are depending on the series's popularity.

If a manga is very popular, it may usually get remake into a movie or animed series.

There is this very popular manga that I am very interested in and its name is call "One Piece".

This is an action, adventure manga which plot revolve around a young pirate inspired by the pirate known as "Red-Haired" Shanks, has since set off on a journey from the East Blue to succeed Roger (the late king of pirates) and find the treasure. He organizes and leads a nine-member crew named the Straw Hat Pirates. Each crew member Luffy encounters eventually become his close friends, including the swordsman Roronoa Zoro, the navigator and thief Nami, the sniper Usopp, the womanizing chef and martial artist Sanji, the doctor and anthropomorphized reindeer Tony Tony Chopper, the archaeologist Nico Robin, the cybernetic shipwright Franky, and the musician skeleton Brook.

what make this manga so interesting is that the pirates in the series are not the usual pirate that steals and kill. They are a group of nakama (comrade) who chase around their own dream in the vast sea of uncertainty.

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