Benjamin Lopez

Internationally known anime podcaster and blogger. Host of Anime Genesis, one of... read more

Understanding Japanese Comic Books: A Parents' Guide to Manga

Your child or teen might have discovered these comics from Japan called “Manga” and you as a parent might be wondering just what exactly is manga? You are also probably worried just taking a look at the sometimes provocative cover art for some manga and wondering if is this really appropriate for your child or teen to be reading -- despite the teen rating listed on the back of the book? If your child or teen has discovered the world of manga and you want to be better informed about these comics from Japan, this guide is for you. This guide will inform you on what manga is, inform you on ratings and what to look out for, and give some recommendations for some fantastic age appropriate manga for your child or teen. ...more