Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [manga-history]

This tag should be used in questions regarding the history of manga itself and not for identification requests.

3
votes
1answer
115 views

How did “other world” or “isekai” stories gain so much popularity and where do they have their roots?

There are and have been so many stories of that type being released, especially in the light novel or manga section, and I noticed that these stories often follow a similar pattern and have a similar ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

Significance of “cross” on cover page?

I was just wondering if there was any significance to the cross (like someone has put an 'x' across the picture) on certain manga covers. I noticed it recently with the titles Vampire-chan x Junior-...
5
votes
1answer
129 views

How did manga as we know it today come to be?

While researching my own question How important was the invention of blue towards anime?, I landed relatively quickly on Hokusai. The page states that Hokusai is incorrectly considered the precedent ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

How did Japonism, if at all, effect manga/anime?

While researching my own question How important was the invention of blue towards anime?, I landed relatively quickly on Hokusai, which was one of the key instigators of Japonism. Japonisme, is the ...
3
votes
0answers
202 views

Who started the format 18-36 pages in weekly and 36-60 pages in monthly manga magazine?

There are a bunch of manga magazines like: Weekly Weekly Shonen Jump Weekly Shonen Sunday Weekly Shonen Magazine and many more Monthly Monthly Urasunday Ultra Jump and many more There is a ...
9
votes
1answer
3k views

Why is pornographic anime and manga referred to as “hentai” by non-Japanese sources? And when did it start?

If you try to google "hentai definition" most result would define hentai as a Japanese genres of manga and anime with sexually explicit images and plots. But Wikipedia explains it otherwise: In ...
1
vote
2answers
460 views

The rarity item's classified in Anime/manga

In anime, i always seen some item rarity that classified like S (super) SS (super super (?) ) maybe... i dont know and many alphabetic words. Why did they add like "S" for super on the classified ...
4
votes
1answer
401 views

Rather then a company published manga, can a self-published manga become an adapted anime?

Did it ever happen before when self-published mangas become adapted into an anime without having mangas published by companies?
5
votes
2answers
750 views

Whats the origin of Harem genre

Harem is genre in Anime and Manga involving a Male protagonist surrounded by girls who have feelings for him Harem is a popular genre in the anime/manga industry but what are the origins of how it ...
11
votes
0answers
4k views

What percentage of hentai manga artists are female?

I've been wondering about that for a long time, and it turns out (after cursory googling) that a lot of the hentai mangas that get translated into English are drawn by female mangakas, according to ...
11
votes
1answer
197 views

Is there a complete physical archive of Weekly Shounen Jump (or Shounen Sunday or Shounen Magazine)?

Considering that Weekly Shounen Jump (or Sunday or Magazine) have given rise to many franchises of great cultural significance, is there a library, museum, or some place that has a complete physical ...
-2
votes
1answer
179 views

Why Japan makes most of Manga's which supplied to the world?

Almost 99% Manga are written in Japan. Why is that so? Do they have any culture which support it? e.g. Naruto, One Piece, Death Note, Fairy Tale, Bleach etc.
5
votes
1answer
138 views

Has a manga series ever affected Jump or similar magazines sales a lot?

For example when Naruto started or ended has the sales ever fluctuate?
8
votes
2answers
727 views

Before the era of Naruto, One Piece and Bleach being published simultaneously, was there ever another well-defined “Holy Trinity” of Manga?

I recall a few years ago (around 2011) the phrase "holy trinity" being thrown around to describe the size, magnitude and importance of One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto all running in Shonen Jump. Now, ...
6
votes
1answer
677 views

What is the longest-running manga series that has already ended before september 2016?

Ah! My Goddess manga has run from september 1988 to june 2014, and that is 25 years, 9 months. Of the manga series that have already ended by this posting (before september 2016), what is the longest-...
0
votes
1answer
412 views

Why is shonen manga's goriness these days abundant?

So I just read The Promised Neverland and the goriness is kinda jarring for me (and it's in Weekly Shonen Jump). It's a not alone there, actually. HxH has its own share of goriness. Shingeki no Kyojin ...
1
vote
1answer
764 views

How does a series go from manga to anime?

In a previous question, I asked about Dragon Ball Super being released before its manga. My question here is about the life cycle of a manga becoming an anime. From my understanding, an artist or ...
11
votes
1answer
579 views

Did manga from North Korea undergo the same audience changes as in the rest of Asia?

I was looking at Tongil Tour's website and saw that manga is sold on the streets of the DPRK: I was able to find one manga that was translated into english and a site that sells books from the DPRK, ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

What was the first iyashikei series?

This essay on Reddit gives a pretty good definition for iyashikei: Iyashikei means “healing-type” and the genre’s works reflect this meaning. Iyashikei aims to heal the viewer through delivering a ...
9
votes
4answers
7k views

What defines the art-style of Japanese manga?

Even though manga has lots of different art styles we still have an idea that certain styles are "manga style" and other ones aren't. What is it about an art style that lets us know it's manga style? ...
2
votes
2answers
564 views

Are there any anime/manga that have caused outrage to the point of them being banned in any culture? [closed]

I want to know if there is any city/country or culture that has banned any manga/anime because it opposes their beliefs? I have read articles that say Pokemon is against Christianity; however, are ...
4
votes
0answers
250 views

When & where did the unnatural hair color aka “You gotta have blue hair trope” originate?

I specifically want to know which manga or anime started the trend, so I can reason from there to the how question, in order to not make general assumptions. There was a time in manga/anime where ...
2
votes
0answers
147 views

What was the first anime/manga/light novel to accurately represent Japanese school life?

A common theme in a number of anime/manga/light novels is that the cast are students currently going to school. While some titles use this as a backdrop to show how the cast used to have normal lives ...
5
votes
0answers
166 views

What is the origin (or first known work) of this “Reluctant Maou Heiress” trope we see in several contemporary works?

This "Reluctant Demon King (魔王 Maou) Heiress" trope seems to be a subversion of the classic "Hero vs Demons" fantasy genre. The demon king is gone, and the heir to the throne and/or the owner of Maou'...
5
votes
1answer
36k views

What was the first Hentai ever made?

I just want to ask what is the first Hentai manga and what is the first Hentai anime?
7
votes
2answers
425 views

Are there anime named after a manga, but totally different from it?

Lots of manga get an anime adaption, and pretty often the anime's story deviates partly or a lot from the story told in the manga. This usually leads to different endings lacking information, or even ...
21
votes
1answer
1k views

What should a university-level course about manga and anime culture cover as part of its curriculum?

This question is not asking about a course that teaches how to create manga or anime, but a curriculum of a course similar to English literature. Such course would teach the history and culture of ...
7
votes
0answers
80 views

Is it unusual for mangas to be in colour? [duplicate]

I have been reading some mangas lately and they seem to be commonly done in black and white rather than colour. Also, according to the community at other websites such as comicvine.com, they are ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Why are there different words for “manga” and “manhwa”?

So lately I have been noticing that a lot of people on fora tend to mistake manga and manhwa. And of course, I know that manga stands for comics made in Japan, and manhwa for comics made in Korea. ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Are anime that are not based on manga common?

Has there ever been an anime that was not based on a manga? I notice that most if not all were actually mangas before they were turned into a TV series. Is it common for an anime to be created ...
5
votes
1answer
353 views

What was the first manga magazine?

What was the first manga magazine? And what manga are published in there? I'm curious about this, I'm only familiar with Shonen Jump and it published in Japan by Shueisha from 1970 I was wondering if ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Why do so few light novels make it over via timely translation?

There are a lot of great series translated by folks like Baka-Tsuki - so does anyone know why series take forever to end up over here, and for that matter, once they're licensed - how come some ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Relationship of Yin-Yang in Five Chakra nature elements

After reading this question about Chakra nature of Tailed Beasts. It came across my mind what is the relationship of the Yin-yang to the 5 Chakra nature elements? And how come you can classify a ...
12
votes
2answers
10k views

Origins of the nose-bleed in anime/manga

In a similar spirit to my previous question, I wonder who was the first artist to feature a nose-bleed when thinking, shall we say, "provocative thoughts"? Did it become popularized in anime/manga ...
2
votes
0answers
136 views

Origins of the sweat droplet [duplicate]

When an anime character is embarrassed, they often draw him/her with a sweat droplet. Which artist came up with this idea and how did it become so prevalent in anime/manga?
7
votes
1answer
813 views

What were the first anime and manga based on real idols?

AKB0048 (anime) and AKB49 (manga) are based on popular Japanese idol group AKB48. What were the first manga and anime based on real idols instead of fictional characters?
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Which might be the first anime and manga “time loop” type

In a few anime and manga the protagonist or entire group are stuck in certain time event can't make time move forward. I mean whatever the protagonist does, the day is always September 2 all the time. ...
5
votes
1answer
170 views

When did the practice of having multiple series for a world begin?

I have seen at least two manga where there are multiple series told from the points of view of different characters, but all set in the same world and at or around the same time. First is chrome-...
30
votes
4answers
28k views

Why are manga black and white?

This question triggered my curiosity for this question. Why most of manga are black and white? Is this because of more cost if they add colors to it?
11
votes
1answer
1k views

What was the first manga in color?

I know that there are mangas printed in color as opposed to black and white. One example of this is Colorful by Torajirō Kishi, which is the only one that I know of. What was the first manga that was ...
18
votes
1answer
6k views

What is the origin of chibi versions of characters?

In anime and manga, there are versions of characters' drawings that are called "chibi" or "super deformed". What is the history behind this, and when did drawing chibi versions of characters start?
42
votes
2answers
86k views

What is the first ever produced anime and manga?

What is the first anime ever produced in Japan? And what is the first anime film and first anime series produced? I heard that it was Astro Boy, is that true? And what is the first ever manga ...
15
votes
2answers
23k views

Why are manga read from right to left? Has it always been so?

Why are manga read right to left? Has it always been so? Are there any exceptions? (Flipped mangas are excused from this question.)