Manga is the Japanese word for their graphic novels, or comic books.
Japan has declared manga a national artform and they treat it
as such. It is not odd at all to see business executives on
the transit system reading manga. Manga covers every category or
genre of story there is. However due to the small number of
titles that will be available for review by this site there will be
no division between the different categories. Each review will
state which category the title most completely fits.
Being that manga come in series like comics (and T.V. shows) each
title will encompass the entire series unless otherwise noted.
Each review is free of as much bias as possible and each is
looked at independently based upon on such things as plot, pacing,
characters, settings, and artwork. There are some considerations
made in certain cases with regards to other pieces in the body of
work of a creative team. Which is to say that if one manga by a creative team
does not seem to be up to the quality of that creative team's other manga then
such a thing may be noted at the discretion of the reviewer. This
is done solely for the benefit of long time fans of a creative team and can be
disregarded by readers new to that creative team.