Research Project: Manga

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For the research project I have decided to look at Manga, a Japanese comic and cartooning style developed in the late 19th century and focus on the Seinen type of Manga.

My reason for deciding on this topic was because of my past experience with what would have been Shonen Japanese texts. I enjoy watching and passively observing a text to get an uninterrupted understanding of what is happening, free from distractions. Having watched the complete Dragon Ball Z series and spinoffs, and some of One Piece and Pokemon throughout my childhood I am familiar with texts from other cultures and different forms of texts such as Manga. Unlike Anime (watching, interpreting and understanding), Manga requires a different processing (reading, interpreting and understanding) to understand the text and appreciate it, this provides more leeway in the audiences ability to imagine instead of being shown something for what it is and…

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