- a Japanese graphic novel, typically intended for adults, characterized by highly stylized art.
Origin of manga
Examples from the Web for manga
I would say more of my inspiration stems from ‘manga’ or anime.Meet Justin Jedlica, the Real Life Ken Doll
April 15, 2014
The original film is a cartoon (Oldboy was first a Japanese manga), and should have stayed that way.What Asian Film Remakes Like ‘Oldboy’ Get Wrong
November 26, 2013
In April, Murakami released his film Jellyfish Eyes, inspired by “a manga called GeGeGe no Kitaro” from the 1960s.Harper's Bazaar Stars Takashi Murakami's Monsters
November 5, 2013
We respect the genius and ingenuity, not only the Korean film but the Japanese manga, the original source.Spike Lee on Blackface, ‘Oldboy,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ and The Brooklyn Nets
October 31, 2013
Yes, there were the manga, the sombrero, the botas and spurs.
It was his manga—his botas—his hat and spurs—his complete habiliments!
There are two types of the manga, one known as the Amarilla and the other as the Blanca.The History of Cuba, vol. 5
Willis Fletcher Johnson
Finally the rope slackened; the manga was getting exhausted.Lost in the Jungle
Paul Du Chaillu
Once inside the manga, however, we were able to look them over at our leisure.Blanco y Colorado
William C. Tetley
- a type of Japanese comic book with an adult theme
- (as modifier)manga videos
Word Origin and History for manga
"Japanese comic books or graphic novels," c.1984, from Japanese, "cartoon, caricature," literally "involuntary pictures." Term said to have been coined 1814 by artist Katsushika Hokusai to "convey a sense of free-flowing composition and quirky style." See anime.