Manga(漫画?) are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. The term is also now used for a variety of other works in the style of or influenced by the Japanese comics. As of 2012[update] the production of manga in many forms remains extremely prolific, so a single list covering all the notable works would not be a useful document. Accordingly coverage is divided into the many related lists below.