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History That – Original English Manga

April 10, 2014, by , posted in History

I’m late. Barely going to post this in time. Week 7 is my killer week when everything piles on. You know what piled on until it finally went away? Original English manga, which thankfully is still relatively recent history.

What is Original English Manga (OEL)? In the 1990s, there were a few publishing companies which published translated volumes of manga.  These found a market albeit a small one with controversies such as panel flipping, censorship and bad translations. Some of them also published English comics which were distinctly inspired by manga. In the 2000s, some of these publishing companies took it a step further by publishing “manga style” comics by western creators, proclaiming they were jumping into the “mangaesque” style. I should note that when I talk about OEL, I am referring specifically to the phenom of Western publishing companies publishing “manga” style comics. International manga, which is encompasses all comics, is the term recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Analyse This: A Generalized Timeline of the History of Anime and Manga (Part One)

May 30, 2012, by , posted in Features, History

WARNING:

This is a post on the history of manga with mentions of anime. This is just a series of observations about the history, the similarities, trends and the way anime and manga has changed over the years. I would just like to state firstly in no way, with my limited resources, inability to read Japanese and blatant preference for manga, should this be thought of as a conclusive history. There will be gaps, factual mistakes, and spelling errors which if spotted, should be commented upon.

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