Manga & Anime
Manga and anime culture, as we know them today, have started to develop during the second half of the 20th century. Japanese comics gained much popularity especially thanks to manga artist Osamu Tezuka, often labelled the "god of manga."
Meanwhile, Japanese cartoons have premiered in theaters with movies of various lengths, backed by animated series for television commonly nicknamed "anime." Since the 1980s, links between manga and anime have been very strong, to the point that their respective markets are intertwined.
This part of Japanese pop culture easily spread at the international level, especially in North America, which is in the top three consumer markets along with Philippines and France. We will introduce of course contents related to big hits such as One Piece or Naruto, but we will also try to point to more confidential works, that are also worthy of consideration.