Are comics as popular in the west as manga is in Japan?

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#1 Posted by GXrevs06 (5231 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of the general population and normal folks.

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#2 Posted by kgb725 (20002 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. Manga in the US outsell comics

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#3 Posted by Skye02 (175 posts) - - Show Bio

No, not even close. There is a sort of stigma associated with comics and cartoons in the west. There is this idea that you are "childish" or a "geek/nerd" if you are into comics or watch cartoons. Personally, I have never felt comfortable reading a comic or manga on the train home

In japan, however, there is manga and anime literally everywhere and it is a huge part of their culture. It is far more mainstream there than comics are over here.

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#4 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (2373 posts) - - Show Bio

No way, the Japanese take their manga WAY more seriously than westerners do with their comics, it's a way bigger part of their culture than comics are to U.S. and UK culture.

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#5 Edited by Ghostodoofus2 (2373 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not even a manga fan but I know the general passion a lot of Japanese people have for manga is just unmatched.

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#6 Posted by Supermanfan1938 (1097 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats unfortunate. If pelple in the west cared more about comics maybe wed get more classics like All Star Superman instead of desperate edgy stories or political nonsense

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#7 Posted by DC1008 (407 posts) - - Show Bio

No way, the Japanese take their manga WAY more seriously than westerners do with their comics, it's a way bigger part of their culture than comics are to U.S. and UK culture.

This is so true

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#8 Edited by KillBilly (3357 posts) - - Show Bio

They're not even more popular than manga IN the West.

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