Where Did Manga Come From?


And in the manga seems to be getting more popular, which often leads many to believe that this is a relatively modern creation that has actually been around (in early form) for over a thousand years.

The tradition of telling stories through a series of sequential images has been a part of Japanese culture long before what we now know as present day manga ever happened. Actually Toba SOHO, in the 11th century painter-priest, has been attributed with the earliest examples of pre-manga art scroll painting of animals, which satirised the Buddhist priesthood.

With the years, the religious world of refined art, even as the nation was torn apart by war.

The other is credited for the development of contemporary manga is Katsushika Hokusai, the famous 19th century artist and engraver, while his prints of the images from the 36 views of mount Fuji is known throughout the world, his manga sketches are some of the best examples of humor in Japanese art. Hokusai was also the first to use the term manga to describe his sketches, although he didn’t invent that word.

Adult storybooks – text surrounding paint brush illustrations became popular in the middle class Japanese population. Printed with woodblocks these books were similar to modern manga in that they covered a variety of topics from fantasy and drama to humour and even pornography. Shunga (erotic art) and Yokai (ghosts and monsters) and other forms of Japanese folk art that influenced modern manga

In the 19th century the art became influenced by Western culture and the illustrated story books have become a mixture of Japanese and Western cartoons.

As it developed, many say that Osamu Tezuka was the father of modern manga, his most popular creation was mighty atom (or Astro boy). His manga debut came in 1947 with his new Treasure Island a comic that was made on the cheap and sold 400 000 copies with this success, he was able to develop the following of young manga artists eagre to continue what he started. It will only widen from here and young people who have started to read these comics before, I will continue to read manga as adults, and that he says that contemporary manga was born.

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