Power with a cat" by Euphoriart | Redbubble | Power manga, Chainsaw, Man  iconIf you are a magna fan and reading up on the latest anime and manga releases and the history of the subject, you will find there has been a lot of confusion between anime and manga mangakakalot. Oftentimes, fans will ask others on forums or on blogs or in chat rooms what the difference is. But this is like having the blind lead the blind in most cases.

There are experts who visit these sites and can answer questions intelligently, but since they do not usually leave links to back up their claims, it can be unclear if what they say is true or if they are really experts. If you go to an online encyclopedia, you often find so much information to wade through with so many big words, it’s hard to fully make sense of it all.

Suffice it to say that manga means Japanese comic books, or in other words, those drawn-on-paper cartoons originating in Japan. Similar to the American comics with Superman and Spiderman, these comics were often made into different series and are still produced in quantity. Anime is animation, or you could say, the animated versions of manga.

Any animation actually needs to start out as a cartoon drawing of some kind. Manga artists create the characters and story line, then their drawings are made into animated film. The animation process is long and detailed, and takes a number of talented people to bring off the final product. The artists who originally create the character, his personality and the scene where the action takes place play a large part in the production of the anime.

Sometimes, besides the creator of the manga itself, studios take the artwork and make the backgrounds and other details with the labors of other animators. These drawings are combined and photographed or scanned as one piece, making an entire scene with the character, extras and the sights of a modern city or whatever is being portrayed. Thus anime is created.

Rumko Takahashi created the popular series, Inuyasha and Ranma ½. She does the original drawings and assists in the animation process along with other artists in the studio that produce the final anime. And so it is with many manga-kas (manga writers).

Which came first, manga or anime? That is easy to answer in studying the history of cartoon drawing. In Japan, the most famous manga artists were in production in the 1940s, for they were producing cartoons regarding the World War in progress at the time. That doesn’t mean there weren’t other cartoonists prior to this time. Certainly there were. There are hundreds of manga series out in the internet. So you need to know which one are the good ones and here is how. You search for people who have actually read the whole manga series then you will know if it is good or not. So what are some good ones?

Touch: It’s about baseball and it’s more of a older illustration style but the story line is superb. It’s about two twins that like the same girl but one is very good at baseball and the other isn’t. Then tragic strikes and the other brother has to take over the role of the baseball brother. Read what happens.

Naruto: Everyone should know this manga because it is super popular along with Bleach and one Piece. You should actually read them all because that is how great it is. It is still an on going series and will be for a while so take your time reading these.

Are you soccer fans? There are a lot of soccer genres you can search up that are fun. Here are some suggestions you can actually read right away. Fantasista is about a kid who is a genius. He learns to play as a team member and he then surpasses everyone. Area No Kishi is another one that you can read. It’s about a kid who tries to surpass his dead brother because he took on his brothers burden. Read how he matures through the game of soccer. Another really old one is Captain Tsubasa which is more of a fantasy soccer. But it’s a good readFor markers, I recommend Pilot Drawing Pens with the tip thickness of about 0. 2mm. Though there are other markers, this is what I used frequently as they are always available and hence easier to obtain from my local bookstores be it in towns or cities.

For pencils, I highly recommend mechanical ones. Though they cost more with separate supplies of pencil leads, they are well worth the price as conventional pencils and sharpeners may not always complement each other in creating quality drawings.

To add color to your drawings, get both colored pencils and poster colors if you have to with filler trays, thin and thick
For rulers, get both short and long ones. The short is for drawing smaller objects like swords, rifles, knives, guitars, guns and boxes while the long is for designing ships, robots, cars and battlecruisers.

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