Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Like our American comic books, manga encompasses a wide range of genres and demographics. Two of the most popular are shonen and shojo. Shonen manga is aimed at teenage boys and is generally characterized by action with a male protagonist. Shojo manga is aimed at teenage girls and generally has a focus on romantic relationships and emotions. As with any story, the complexity is determined by the author.
In recent years, manga’s popularity in the United States has exploded. Check out some of the more popular series below.
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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Indian River Library from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Join us for free comic books, panels, activities, and more!