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Victoria Kerr

EDU 315 T 5
-
7:50

September 13, 2011

The unfamiliar genre I chose was

Manga
.
I chose this genre because the Japanese culture
interests me and some people I know really enjoy reading this type of comic instead of American
comics.

This

genre

is

originally from Japan

and it
is similar to
a comic book
.

Manga’s

usually
look like comic books; however, most original Japanese
Manga’s

are read from back to front.

It
uses

black and white
cartoons to tell a story
. A variety of genres such as comedy an
d romance
are found within this kind of writing.
According to an article printed in the
Journal of Popular
Culture

t
he genre of

M
anga

has humor, satire, exaggeration, and wit
. The comic art includes
caricature, cartoon, editorial cartoon, syndicated panel
, daily humor strip, story
-
manga
, and
animation


(
1
)
.
Manga’s

use

over exaggeration in

the writing and in the comic art

that
allows for
the comical

animation of characters and setting.
Manga’s
are

said to have been developed in as
far back as the eighth ce
ntury. Caricatures of people, animals, and “grossly exaggerated phalli,
were found on planks in the Horyuji Temple during repairs in 1935 (3).
Manga’s
were developed
to poke fun and reflect the daily lives of the Japanese.
Manga’s

can be used for reflecting the
reality of Japanese society, along with the myths, beliefs, rituals, traditions, fantasies, and
Japanese ways of life (1).They can also “depict other social phenomena, such as order and
hierarchy, sexism, racism, ageism, cla
ssism, and so on” (1).


Some common
Manga’s

found in the United States are
Naruto, Dragon Ball Z,
InuYasha, Sailor Moon, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist,
and

Death Note.

All of thes
e popular
Manga’s

have been made into television shows that children and adults

enjoy watching.
The
intend
ed audience for this genre can range

from children to adults. Some
M
anga’s

can have too
much adult content and some are geared toward children but are enjoyed by all who read them.
This genre appeals to peop
le who like to read co
mic books that can bring to light social issues on
a context that is humorous and can allow for a better understanding of everyday problems.

Incorporating this kind of genre into the classroom could be difficult. Children do like
some types of
Manga’s

such

as
Dragon Ball Z

and
Naruto
; however, some can have too much
violence and this could make it difficult when it comes to parent. I could incorporate this genre
by designating certain months or weeks to research different countries. As a class we would
rese
arch Japan, for example, and the history of it, the different writings to come out of it,
the
culture, and so on. This would enable the class to become more familiar with other cultures

and
other types of genres.

Ito, Kinko.
A History of Manga in the Conte
xt of Japanese Culture and Society
. Journal of

Popular Culture v. 38 n. 3. 2005.

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