Manga is the name given to Japanese comic stories, which are characterized by being read from right to left, unlike conventional Western comic books.
Its origin is in the feudal era toured several villages telling legends through puppets. These legends ended up being written on paper rolls and illustrated, giving rise to the stories in sequence, and consequently originating the manga.
Several manga became อนิเมะ, which are shown on television, on video or in cinemas, but there is also the reverse process, when animes become a printed edition of story in sequence or illustrations.
The current form of manga appeared in the early 20th century, under the influence of western commercial magazines and newspapers from the United States and Europe, which brought humor, social and political satires in short strips of one or four pictures.
Manga covers all topics, such as school life, work, sports, love, war, fear, Japanese and Chinese literature, economics, finance, and more.
Manga is generally classified according to its target audience. The stories that are made for boys are called shounen, like One Piece, Naruto and Bleach, for example. On the other hand, stories that aim to entertain girls are called shoujo.
There are still other genres, such as gekigá, which is more geared towards the adult audience, not necessarily with adult themes.