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Question by Jette
Submitted on 11/11/2003
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what is the difference between anime and manga...if there is any?

thanks


Answer by aceizace
Submitted on 1/1/2004
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Manga is a comic book, usualy japanese although more and more english ones are being made.

Anime is a cartoon basicly. If it moves, its anime, if its on paper, its manga. An annoying company called 'manga' makes anime, just to confuse you :-P

 

Answer by Haruka
Submitted on 1/20/2004
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Manga literally means comic book in english, in Japan the term "manga" is used for all comic books, however foriegn fans use the term "manga" for a Japanese comic book only.

Anime literally means animated show in english or a cartoon as American's say. In Japan "anime" like manga is used for all animated shows... but is used as a name for  a Japanese animated show with foriegn fans.

Just felt like being specific there.. hope it helps a little more.

 

Answer by Spike_Black
Submitted on 3/18/2004
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Thank you for the answer to the previous question.  It has helped me on a research paper, for English.  Thanks again, and may you spread your knowledge to others, successfully.

 

Answer by Bob
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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Manga is a comic in japan butt anime is the cartoon or animated show/series. Go to manga.com and there will be some comics i think. i haven't really gone there yet. but i think thats whats there

 

Answer by Ryunosuke
Submitted on 4/3/2004
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Manga is a Japanese comic book.  Although where I'm from (Kanagawa, Japan) we call all comic books manga.  

Anime is an animated series/cartoon derived from a manga.  If the cartoon is not produced after a manga, it is technically not considered anime, it's just an animated series.

 

Answer by linni
Submitted on 4/16/2004
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manga is somthing that is not in motion or in other words,it isn`t animated.           And anime is Japanese ANIMATION so also put into simplest form it is a comic type series like ( EX:Inuyasha ) exept for it is shown on t.v with motion added to the comic.

 

Answer by Anime Master
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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Manga is a type of Anime

 

Answer by Dark_moonbeam5
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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Manga is a comic book and anime is a cartoon; seen in books movies magazines newspapers, etc.

 

Answer by ilovetomdelonge
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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whats are the main differences bewteen manga and American cartoons?

 

Answer by Kent-
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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two entirely different styles
entirely different culture and so on...

 

Answer by Rosebud
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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there is no difference basically, one is a comic and one is animated! not so confusing anymore huh?!?!

 

Answer by john sias
Submitted on 6/8/2004
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Manga and anime is its own style of art you can put anything in it and everything is in it, it has created a new dementoin the otaku dementoin "manga,anime,video games and martail arts",otaku means hardcore fan.

 

Answer by Graydee
Submitted on 6/14/2004
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Argggghh all to confusing!!!
i know Manga is comic and Anime animated but Whats all this thing about U.S style and Stuff???????????????

 

Answer by woru
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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I have a question, where can i find out how to draw manga?

 

Answer by Chocoboy
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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Yeah this is this one place!
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/tutorial/tutorial.html

Or you could buy the book here!

http://www.howtodrawmanga.com

If not, buy the book at a bookstore (I went to Borders)
Hope this helps

 

Answer by Tenka
Submitted on 7/13/2004
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Dammit! .. things get out of hand:

Manga: the equivalent of a japanese comic book, on paper, completely still, no animation or sound added.

Anime: the equivelent of a japanese TV cartoon, thats animation, sound the whole bang u can watch on your TV. There are some cultural differences to the way japanese treat their 'anime' to the way the US treat their 'cartoons' but ultimately anime only ever means animated cartoon.

COMMON FALSE IDEA: Manga is a more hardcore, us version of Anime. This idea came from the fact that "Manga Entertainment" was dubbing anime to english and was calling its products "Manga". The early so-called more "hardcore" anime are still anime and they still originated in japan like the rest of em.

The point, all this confusion arises because a US anime dubbing company called themselves "Manga Entertainment" whilst there dubs arent quite too bad, the name of their company is completely wrong. Their products are NOT "Manga" they're "Anime"

 

Answer by kristi
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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this has helped a lot  thanks! :D

 

Answer by Kioko
Submitted on 8/4/2004
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you can both use it in a comic book they also can be a tv show and style of drawing

 

Answer by joeko
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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Thank you Tenka, some ppl just ask too much without reading what has been said.

Ryunosuke was completelly accurate on the fact that anime derives from manga on the sense that if the cartoon is not produced after a manga, it is technically not considered anime.

Read ppl plz read... the original question had been answered correctly by aceizace why circle it around???

Just my two cents!

A costarrican otaku!

 

Answer by Anime fan Anya
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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Just thought I'd say: INUYASHA AND TENCHI MUYO ROCK!

 

Answer by hahaha
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

 

Answer by Hoa
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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Hi, I have to do an "exposť" in English about Mangas and Animes. If you have information or advices for me, that would be great. Cheers :-)

 

Answer by Heige
Submitted on 11/20/2004
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Hey Ryunosuke u r from Japan. AWESOME u are lucky! My friends like Japan because they have better video-games but i like it cuz they are better at drawing. i want to move to Japan to learn more about manga. my friends say that manga is american anime, is it true? oh and i noticed  the many ways to draw eyes. i like the kind with a bracket with the top and bottom bent and the backwards J ok bye. :)

 

Answer by farm girl
Submitted on 11/20/2004
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hi people love all

 

Answer by eunice
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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ok not talkin about manga here just only talkin about like american and japanese styles and crap and blah anyways umm ok just saying, i think anime, is different than cartoons, because like for example "inuyasha" thats anime and than say "simpsons" thats cartoon rite..well...u wouldnt say the simpsons is anime...cuz obviously there not...and like they have both different styles and both different culture just like some of the people have said above but im sayin cartoon and anime are totally different

 

Answer by --
Submitted on 12/8/2004
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it's amazing how much different kind of information can be gathered thorough the internet.
Once again my question was answered on the first link from google, thanks.

 

Answer by Briana Garglemouth
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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Manga is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! But it is not the same as anime! Really, Anime is just an animated version of manga. But they should just call anime manga because everyone is getting really confused about it.

 

Answer by Corbinator
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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Learn something new everyday.  Thanks!

 

Answer by Night Crawler X
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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Manga is on paper and Anime is , like, on TV and stuff.  Anime is animated and Manga is just drawn pictures.  Ask someone else for more details.

 

Answer by Terrell
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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I believe that "anime" is another word for animation and manga is another word for pictures!

 

Answer by daphne
Submitted on 3/4/2005
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manga is a japanese form of art that existed many years ago..it is said that manga relates to the 900 yrs old buddhist scroll in their life after death beliefs.manga was first made by hokusai derived from ukiyo-e or "pictures or the floating world" these are paintings during the edo era. manga shows funny expression of human lives and before they believe that manga can cast away evil spirits. in these modern times manga is a japanese comics published weekly or monthly and now manga is 4billion money in japan industry. many anime come from manga.

 

Answer by Shadow
Submitted on 3/14/2005
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Oh yeah by the way my name is Rikato Samiyara.

 

Answer by kakashi_kiba
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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Wowo, I need help on my english paper too... ((0__o)) eerie! But I think that the big sifferences are that they're black and white and are published in monthly/weekly magazines before being put into comics...

 

Answer by Swiftlyblue
Submitted on 5/16/2005
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There's a new trend I've noticed-- graphic novels w/art like animated shows and start frontways vs. backways. They call these novels 'anime' and I believe they all have anime TV shows. Perhaps these should be technically called manga, but they /are/ listed in bookstores as anime, or graphic novels, but not manga. I'm guessing this is also causing confusion.

 

Answer by broken_but_loved
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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ok, so if you take a still from an anime cartoon then it is a manga?

 

Answer by lizzy
Submitted on 6/20/2005
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hi the diff is the way they draw it and coler it anime is a light and and the other is dark ok.

 

Answer by boogie man 41 14 21 12
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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Manga: Comik, More complexed plot
Anime: Animated, More complexed Characters

 

Answer by school kid09
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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its easy to tell the difference come on.............im kiding i found this sight trying to find the difference for a english report..i think its kinda funny

 

Answer by Ax9L
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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TNX this helped me a lot too...

 

Answer by tcaf4121
Submitted on 11/12/2005
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omg...i have been trying to find out what the difference between manga and anime for so long...i think like a couple of weeks or someting.....but anyways...thx alot!!!....it hella helped.

 

Answer by mystery
Submitted on 12/6/2005
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Manga wouldnt look like it is right now if it wasnt for the US and other countries.
If you look how manga used to be...its CRAP
i mean really!!!!  Face the facts

 

Answer by shadow angel
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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Well this is all confusing but it does make sense in the end!

 

Answer by Zanoknight
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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not too sure, but does anyone know the difference between cartoon and animations ?

 

Answer by Meiloyn
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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Anime: Japanese animation with a style that puts beauty into the eyes.

Manga: Japanese comic books drawn in the same style.

I heard that there is an anime company called Manga. Their name is wrong. They make anime, not manga. See the definitions above. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS for switching the two. Not even a wrong name.

 

Answer by Dkom
Submitted on 1/9/2006
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in my opinion: difference between US & JP anime is obvious..  what is in JP anime is knowledge, style and everything what is <or should be> realy important in human life. and US cartoons.. I'm really sorry to say that but I must: US cartoons (...) are stupid, no style, empty.. just moving pictures without personality.
Japanese anime teach and show things U normally miss everyday. I'm from EU and that is my point of view.

 

Answer by ally
Submitted on 1/23/2006
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u are butch i love bompie

 

Answer by Zeldabebe
Submitted on 1/23/2006
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Manga is in a comic, with more detailed lines in the face and body. there is shadowing, and most comics are printed in japanese. Anime is televised, although looking like manga, they do have differences. Anime is drawn equally in one even line for the face and body less detailed. anime is usually cartoons like salior moon, and inuyasha crap. Whatever
hope my info helps

 

Answer by goku
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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hi, i have been trying to find out what was the different between manga and anime for such a lone time, some people say anime is drawn differently then manga but, i couldn't tell the different and some say anime is a girls manga is boys drawings but i didnt believe that.

thanks to u guys i now what is he differnce between manga nad anime thanks again bye

 

Answer by lolman
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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manga is like much better than anime, the best website for manga and anime is probably pichunter.com

 

Answer by shiek
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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I have a question, Is the manga story line the same as the anime story line?o r they different?

 

Answer by tina0401
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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well anime had first started out as comics though.hehe. manga actually means irresponsible pictures. so manga is the thingy on terms of japanese animated comics. anime is something u watch. dont blame me if u think this stuff is wrong please.

 

Answer by tina0401
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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well anime had first started out as comics though.hehe. manga actually means irresponsible pictures. so manga is the thingy on terms of japanese animated comics. anime is something u watch. dont blame me if u think this stuff is wrong please.

 

Answer by shany
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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well i think in my opinion what anime is just a cartoon and manga is a comic book that boys  read!

 

Answer by Oko
Submitted on 7/21/2006
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Thanks! Sorry that I'm wasting good answering space, but this has helped alot! Thanks again!

 

Answer by animeandmangarooks
Submitted on 8/30/2006
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what is the difference between anime and manga when you are drawing it ?

 

Answer by Profesor P
Submitted on 9/11/2006
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ok here it is
Thier is no anime with out manga
thier is manga don't need anime

thats about it hope i Helped

 

Answer by hana
Submitted on 9/18/2006
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I think manga from japan rite? but I still dont understand about cartoon and manga...

 

Answer by kashumaru
Submitted on 10/25/2006
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There are many things that can separate a manga from a regular comic. One thing is that when it comes to manga you can't always tell if the characters are girls or guys.^^ Another is that sometimes your bad guys seem to be good guys and the vise versa.I've also read and noticed that they consentate on the expression of there characters as well as body movements not just action. There are a few more things i think  but I forgot them *shrugs* I hoped it help. I am also doing a speech on manga so wish me luck ^^

 

Answer by angeleyes993
Submitted on 11/30/2006
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okay... but isn't there a difference in style, too? I've noticed that people who call them selves "anime artists" usually draw with bigger eyes and whatnot. The hair and such looks way different than that in manga.

 

Answer by pinkz
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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anime is animated animation                manga ia basiccly comics

 

Answer by 12567890
Submitted on 3/15/2007
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Thanks, OMG it has helped me like, so much!

 

Answer by livvi
Submitted on 4/13/2007
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hey so that helped a lot thanks for the anime and manga definitions. But if Manga is still and is drawn on paper with no movement, isn't that same as a normal comic drawn on paper? Manga has its own style unlike things like Simpsons on paper or something lolol

 

Answer by anime confused
Submitted on 5/7/2007
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i actually think anime and manga are all most the some but they are also different but in  a way they are the same because manga is sometimes made into anime

 

Answer by poo
Submitted on 5/8/2007
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mike is gay

 

Answer by elzey
Submitted on 5/14/2007
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it is a type of poisonous fish

 

Answer by meh
Submitted on 6/19/2007
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go naruto

 

Answer by kiki
Submitted on 7/4/2007
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Where can I get supplies to draw Manga?

 

Answer by yo
Submitted on 7/7/2007
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is there any feeature difference to anime or manga

 

Answer by iPLAYtheCELLO
Submitted on 7/14/2007
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MANGA: a still cartoon like one you read in the comics.

ANIME: A cartoon series that you would watch on the T.V.

Both are Japenese style cartooning.

 

Answer by Inuysha Fan
Submitted on 7/20/2007
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I finally figured out what the difference is between anime and manga. Thanks for posting what the difference is. But how come when I hear about Inuyasha it is anime and manga?

 

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