Many become books, television shows, 2, collectable figures and video games.Nearly every aspect of Japanese popular cultural production can trace its roots to the industrial complex that is manga which has become a mainstay of the Japanese economy and culture.
There are separate standards for each category of releases.Manga is a major part of Japan’s publishing industry, accounting for over 25 percent of all printed materials in the country.They offer something for everyone and can be purchased from a wide range of retail and online stores. Teiji Hayashi, former Director of the Public Diplomacy Planning Division, Public Diplomacy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan explains, “manga has a wide range of fans, from small children to senior citizens, because its storylines are clear and the characters are rich in humanity.” This is why they are often “utilized not only for entertainment but also to provide simple explanations about difficult matters like history, natural science and social issues.” Popular manga have a far-reaching influence.In this article, the WIPO Japan Office traces the origins of this global cultural phenomenon and explores its economic significance.(roughly translated as “whimsical pictures”) is rooted in sequential art - a narrative made up of images and presented in sequence. Think of this Masquerade as being like a rated PG movie, and you¹re pretty much set.