When speaking about comics on a wider perspective, the very thought of comics would bring in pictures of super heroes, comedy characters, characters linked to super hit films and the like. But there is one more aspect to be pondered in depth in the field of comics and that is the Japan based Manga Series of Comics with those impulsive drawings and spontaneous sketches. In fact this has become the widespread and more acclaimed method of story telling and has been flourishing in the international markets as well.
Japanese Manga V/s American Audiences:
Though Manga has successfully broken international barriers with its various genres and interesting story lines, it still continues to hold certain uncertainty among the U.S. audiences. The Americans find it hard to co-relate and embrace the superficiality and artistic dissimilarities. And yes Of Course, the translation process helps to establish a solid connect between the international audiences, but it has to be accepted that translation is indeed a slow and gradual process as well.
While the fact remains true to the extent that there exists particular reason or cause to distinct the Japanese Comic and the American Comics, there are few Manga Series that have successfully made it to the American readers with great ease and style. These Manga series have not only been accepted by them but also proves to be highly demanded and considered artistic piece of works.
Genres to Suit International Readers:
Catering to a wide array of reader in the International Market and emerging successful is not a child’s play. Whatever be their interests, the Japanese comic has them all in store for you. You get to choose from numerous genres like Sci-fi, comedy, horror, fantasy, suspense, thriller, sports and more.
Top 10 Manga Comics that was a Hit in the International Market:
The following books have effectively helped to eliminate the perceptive conflict that stood as a barrier between comic fans and manga.
- 20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa
- Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
- Appleseed by ShirowMasamune
- Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka
- Dragonball/Dragonball Z by Akira Toriyama
- Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
- One Piece by EiichrioOda
- TekkonKinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto
- Uzumaki by Junji Ito