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Something that probably should be on the article somewhere[edit]

The incident in 2008 where a man in Iowa was going to face 20 years of prison for bringing lolicon manga over from Japan. Here's a vaguely related link. All sorts of interesting things happened in response. If I recall a public donation call/petition was put up for his sake. AngelFire3423 (talk) 22:41, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Wouldn't it better put into the lolicon article, if not already present? I say this because lolicon depictions were the main issue in this case. --/人 ‿‿ 人\ 署名の宣言 00:58, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


This keeps coming up on the Tankōbon article's talk page as well. (... and occasionally on talk pages of other manga related articles). While Trade paperback may refer to both hard cover and soft cover books, a reader of this Manga article shouldn't have to click an additional link to read an explanation of such jargon. The way this Manga article is worded can lead to confusion about the meaning of the Japanese word Tankōbon because the meaning and colloquial use of the English term Paperback" books is "softcover" books. Tankōbon is not synonymous with "softcover" book(s) but the way the article is written suggests that it is. Particularly because of the piped links paperback books which disguise "Trade paperback" behind the much more general "Paperback books". Tankōbon can be softcover or hardcover publications. Verso.Sciolto (talk) 11:51, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

The manga industry's net worth and what this means[edit]

The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

As I noticed that the manga industry is worth several billion US dollars something unexpected was drawn irreversibly to my attention, and what I found is: that the US dollars can be divided in parts while the Japanese yen is a simple large number. It is 3.6 versus 406.

Although money is imaginary the difference is not. Money, money money. Speling12345 (talk) 2:59, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

The example image[edit]

Just wanted to throw out there that the example image is extraordinarily not in the typical manga style and does no favors to showing what it looks like. There's plain grey everywhere -- that's non existent in contemporary manga, the printing simply doesn't allow it! Even if there's some digital series today that use this style, manga as a general medium is fully black and white, and the image fails to even grasp the point of screentones, which is to simulate a shade between white and black. If there's a dotted pattern AND a grey background behind it, there is no point to that pattern.

anyway, I just don't think this image is very good for people who want to know what the manga style looks like. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:41, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Do you have or know of a free use alternative? But to correct your statement, the image does use screentones in the background. It just doesn't scale well when the MediaWiki software rescales the image —Farix (t | c) 22:51, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Only Japanese can be manga creators?[edit]

I know of at least two cases, Dall-Young Lim, Kwang-Hyun Kim (both of Freezing) and Stan Lee (Karakuri Dôji Ultimo and Heroman), where non-Japanese creators have worked on manga, so this isn't limited to just Japanese creators. I've also never seen any reliable sources stating that only Japanese creators can create manga. Thus unless the IP editor can provide a high-quality reliable source stating that only Japanese can create manga, edits such as [this] will not be accepted. —Farix (t | c) 01:52, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

OK, thanks. Maybe you should've explained that from the beginning. (talk) 02:20, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

It's a location thing really. Only people living in Japan can create manga but they don't have to be Japanese. Gune (talk) 23:44, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Erroneous kanji for "manga"[edit]

Please note that the reference image given for "manga" in Japanese ( is badly written. As visible [this logo] or on the [page for manga], the hyphen-like stroke between the first and second character is an error, and should be corrected. (I point this out, since I've seen this exact image used in various postings, even in stores). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:51, 19 July 2016 (UTC)