My first epiphanies


25 years ago, there came a phenomenon called “Japanese comics”, or “manga”, all started with “Doraemon”. (For the first time,) Vietnamese people were introduced to the modern kind of comics printed as the form of a book, which differentiates the traditional comics, which were stories with pictorial illustration printed on magazines and teen newspapers.

My mom told me not to read too much or to like comics when I was little.

14 years ago, I read that a modern comic for the first time, but it’s not until now that I see why it was a phenomenon. Never have I been a fan of comics, but I couldn’t resist the attractiveness of the series.

I started with the 1973 version. I’m not sure it was me not finding the right ones or it is really like that, only pictures with subtitles, like you’re reading coloured manga without having to turn…

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