Japanese Comics

Place : Kyoto
Taken by : K. I. (Doshisha International Junior/Senior High School)

Captain Tsubasa

This book is called Captain Tsubasa in Japan. It is a story of a genius soccer player whose name is Tsubasa. It is read by a lot of soccer players, not only in Japan but all over the world!


I think that Doraemon is the most famous comic in Japan. It has been published for about thirty years. People of all generations like to read Doraemon

Kochira Katsushikaku Kamearikouenmae Hashutsusho

This comic is the best comic of all Japanese comics. It has been published from volume 1 to 165! This record is longer than any other authors.

Nodame Kantabire

The scene of this comic is a college of music. This comic was dramatized for television in 2006. It was very popular among young people.

Comic books are called manga in Japan. All Japanese can be proud of manga because manga are a famous part of teenage culture in Japan. Many teenagers like to read manga. Manga are an important thing in modern Japanese teenager life.

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