Great source for my research project (20 pages).
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Japanese comics, known as MANGA, have become popular in Asia, Europe, and America. At first glance, it would appear that American comics would have the advantage because they use English, the world’s most common language. Why has the world chosen Japanese comics rather than American comics? I think the reasons can be summarized by two points: first, the paper quality of Japanese comics is very bad; second, the Japanese comic publishers are better than American comic publishers.
For example, Kodansha’s Shonen Club, a typical sample of “boy’s culture” before World War II, had a lot of written material such as articles and novels, which were written by popular authors. Comics were crammed in alongside these other materials. In this magazine, Japanese comics such as Norakuro were serialized. This kind of publication cannot exist in the United States. Novels of popular authors cannot appear alongside heroic comics in the same…
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