Are Japanese comics as a bridge?

During his visit to China in April, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso visited the Japanese Cultural Center in Beijing to witness the activities of a comic exhibition.

He also watched two Chinese students study Japanese as the voice of Conan of the Japanese comics.

In the context of the two countries trying to solve many tense issues, Japanese comics turned out to be a way for the two countries to connect a cultural bridge.

Japan has long had a strong influence on comic book culture around the world.

‘Manga’ culture

In Japan, this is a highly developed industry and according to the Chinese press itself, Japan has 350 comic magazines called “manga”.

According to BBC News, also in Japan, animation, called “anime” is the on-screen format of comics, often topping the list of the most popular movies.

In 2003, the Oscar-winning film ‘Spirited Away’ was introduced to British audiences.

China News says every year Japan publishes up to 4,000 different comics for both children and adults.

The Japanese government is aware of the power of this cultural industry and wants its comics to go internationally.

That is also the way Japan communicates with the outside.

The manga originates from Japanese Buddhist paintings from the 9th century, which satirize the life of the aristocracy.

As early as 2006, as the leader of the LDP Liberal Party, Mr. Aso suggested that a “comic book ambassador” be set up to seduce the world.

According to Xinhua News Agency, three years later, when visiting the Japanese Cultural Center in Beijing, the International Cartoon Award exhibition was created to spread the culture of reading and drawing comics.

In particular about the Conan comics, this is the work created by Gosho Aoyama, inspired by the role of British detective Sherlock Holmes.

Having many fans in Japan, Gosho’s Conan has impressive lines and mystical but knowledgeable stories in Japanese interpretation.

Through this series, readers can understand a world of Japanese comics, where a group of evil men dressed in black work and have mysterious things that need to be explained but ultimately love and justice will win.

Surprisingly, the story of Conan, even though it has been for 15 years, still attracts readers. Popular Japanese singer Mai Kuraki has songs dedicated to Conan. Japan has a developed pop culture, in which comics play an important role.

In fact, like Gosho Aoyama’s drawings, Japanese manga is very Western, reminiscent of the romantic tradition that has existed in Europe for a long time, but the spirit is still very Japanese.

Is this an attraction when Japanese comics reach out to the world?

Ranking the power of 10 races in the Dragon Ball world

Dragon Ball has tons of powerful races. Here is their strength rating.

As Dragon Ball grows, Goku’s opponents are not only stronger, but also increasingly racially rich. After wreaking havoc on the Red Ribbon army, defeating aliens like Namekian King Piccolo to Saiyan warriors, Goku’s “diverse” rivals helped him a lot stronger.

1. People (Earth)

Although humans are the weakest race on the list, they are not completely useless. Although their power is not equal to that of other races, they already know how to fly, developing useful techniques such as Kamehameha, Tri Beam, Evil Containerment Wave, … This intelligent race can restrain the Frieza forces. time, although this planet will be destroyed without Goku and Vegeta. Lack of power, but they compensate with tactics and intelligence. And we hope to see more acting space from humans as the warriors continue to train and grow.

2. Namek

Dragon Ball: Ranking of the power of the 10 races in Dragon Ball World (Part 1) – Photo 2. Although viewers are grateful to the Namek race for the dragon balls, we have constantly seen them as powerless. how to stop all invasions on the planet. There are quite a few special Namekian warriors like Piccolo, Saonel, Pirina, all with incredible strength thanks to merging with other Namekians, although this technique has never been beneficial to anyone other than Piccolo.

With the ability to regenerate lost limbs, increase the size at will, extend the arms beyond the rate, … a Namekian warrior is endowed with many battle systems, but generally, they should only rely on into Dragon Ball instead of your own strength to get the job done.

3. Android

Android was created in a variety of ways: it could be entirely artificial (Android 16 and 19), formerly human (Android 17 and 18) or biological android (Cell). Although the power of android varies by object, for the most part, they are usually around Super Saiyan or Super Saiyan 2 levels.

At first, Android 17 couldn’t beat Piccolo after merging with Kami, but later, he showed that he was strong enough to compete with Super Saiyan Blue. Of course, Android 17 is an exception. For a long time, Cell represented the peak power of an Android.

4. Kais

Born from the special fruit trees of World Core, Kais (or Core People) was introduced in Dragon Ball as the ruler of the universe, with many assigned to oversee the entire quadrant of the celestial. ha. Their magic was so outstanding that when Shin appeared for the first time, his power paralyzed Piccolo with fear.

Not to mention that Goku’s two effective techniques, Kaioken and Spirit Bomb, both originate from King Kai. Shin – Kaioshin of Universe 7 – possesses the power to crush Frieza (Dragon Ball Z) in one blow. And Zamas, who can fight against Goku Super Saiyan 2 himself for the first time. Although Kai’s power is easily surpassed by many, his special abilities have allowed them to protect the universe from a number of major threats.

5. Majin

After learning the concept of love, Majin Buu created her own wife, Miss Buu. Over time, their reproduction led to the creation of the Majin race in the game Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Online. Do Buu is the pioneer of the race, all Majin have magic, which can turn opponents into candy to eat. The regenerative abilities make them hard to defeat, and the Majin can unleash a lot of Kid Buu’s crazy power together with and unpredictable fighting style, turning them into forces of destruction of nature.

Top 4 most funny comics in Japan

Associated with our childhood, it is certainly not possible to mention a very popular spiritual dish with young people that is comic book. Here we take a look at the top 4 funniest Japanese comics offline.

Crayon Shin-chan

It is a funny series about 5-year-old mischievous boy Nohara Shinnosuke (referred to as Shin) with Hiroshi’s father and Misae’s mother and cute friends at kindergarten. The Shin boy family is representative of the middle class in Japan, so the series is a collection of everyday life stories that are very close to the Japanese people. In particular, Shin’s carefree also makes bad and crying situations for readers.

Beelzebub

This is a super funny Japanese comic series that tells the story of the life of Katori Itto (the main character of the series) and his tricks. Orphaned mother Itto from childhood should live with a street inventor. When he was a child living in Japan, after finishing primary school, he went to China with my father and here Itto learned KungFu. He is a hyperactive guy who is not afraid of heaven and the earth. He can do whatever he wants. After going to middle school Itto returned to Japan to attend Seiga middle school and started a series of ups and downs around football and daily life.

Beelzebub

Hajime no Ippo

Referring to Japanese comics, it is indispensable for Hajime no Ippo, one of the best fighting manga of all time. The main character of Hajime no Ippo is the shy boy Ippo Makunochi. Because he was busy with fishing, he did not have time to make friends with his classmates, so Ippo was often bullied and teased by his friends, though he always endured.

One day, when Ippo was being bullied, a boxer (Mamoru Takamura) passed by and rescued him and took him to the gym to heal. When Ippo woke up, Takamura helped the boy relieve his feelings of pain by asking him to try punching sandbags, and the official story began here.

Yongbi the Invincible

Yongbi is a bounty hunter with high-strength martial arts, once caught Khu Wei, a famous black warrior master Gypsy, Yongbi rescued the boy with pieces of jade on him. With the nature of greed, Yongbi received the pearl from the boy. It was from that moment that he was caught up in the terrible whirlpool of disputes. The district is mixed with many mysterious, thrilling and humorous elements that will surely be a great manga.

Top 5 strangest deaths in superhero comics

Not every death of the villains also brings gloom, or the departure of superheroes does not always make fans cry. Sometimes you will feel that these characters die in a very weird way in comics.

1. Being eaten by birds

A rather strange death but also a lot of rock throwing by fans, it is Miss Arrow’s death. This girl had a body made of spiders and was later lured into a birdhouse by Spider-Man and then eaten by this kind of natural enemy. What is worth mentioning here is that she also has the senses of spiders like Spider-Man but can not realize that she is being dragged to a place where all the creatures overcome her like that?

2.  Death because the spacecraft was stabbed

When the first Green Lantern comic book was released in 1959, the character Abin Sur was injured when his spacecraft crashed into the Earth. He then handed back his power ring to Hal Jordan before he died. What is worth mentioning here is why Abin Sur must travel on a spaceship while it is the ring that he wears that allows him to comfortably fly in the universe? This unusual thing was discovered by fans and some people even joked that if Abin Sur did not use rings to travel, he would certainly still be online and the Green Lantern series would not exist today.

3. Death for … falling

Nightwing is probably the person with the strangest death in the superhero world. When he turns to teach Robin, “Robin must not beat the fallen”, Robin angered, arguing and throwing his stick at Nightwing, causing him to stumble, fall and die. In fact, it was very irony for Nightwing when he fell back with a protruding rock that broke his neck.

4. Tied to death

Dr. Strange is a highly regarded character in Marvel’s superhero comic series due to his ability to use magic. But in Ultimatum, Dr. Strange was attacked by the demon Dormammu and tied to death with his own cloak. This death does not seem to fit very well with a talented figure like Dr. Strange.

5. Death because can not stand the narrow space

Mystek was a superhero in Justice League and was oddly dead. Number is this girl traveling in a small spaceship and after 2 days, because she could not stand this narrow space, she decided to go out into space and die.

3 comics are produced in Malaysia

It is not easy to become a comic artist/writer, more in Malaysia. Just try counting with both hands, how many local cartoonists have made it big abroad and chances are you’ll have some unused fingers. While the Internet has broken geographical boundaries, there are still other long-standing challenges.


There are many options available for ambitious comic creators today, say, five or 10 years ago. In addition to self-publishing, there are specialized local publishers such as Maple Comics and Garaj Komik.

During the Geek Con event in March, self-published topics and avenues of specialized publishers were discussed. There are advantages and disadvantages, but both roads share a common goal – to help local artists and writers publish their works.

Streets Of Red (RM15)

The story of this mature reader should be your cup of tea if you had a very bad experience with the cycling gangs, as it was inspired by a report about a young woman being attacked by a bandage. Bicycle party at the gas station – and no one turned up for help.

The main character of the comic is The Rider, a type of Wheeler, who is on a mission to avenge the death of his lover, who was killed by a biker gang named The Stingers.

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The only self-published title out of reviews this week, this is a positive start for the creative duo, although there is still a lot of work needed in terms of plot (and sub-story). and in the art department. However, it is worth noting that a lot of effort (and cost) went on to make sure that high quality paper was used for its book and cover.

Scenes Of The Father (RM20)

One person found the rib band Amir biology quite interesting, because he said he liked to spend his entire writing career talking about himself! Well, if you don’t know or never talk to him, you’ll probably find that statement too much; on the contrary, Amir is a visionary, not only wants to talk about himself but also help others share/publish their stories.

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In the latest Maple Comics product, Amir shares his childhood, his father, his kampung history and a proven unscientific relationship between cow dung and elephant ear wax! While such stories are often shared in family reunions, more than 90 pages here make me feel like a distant relative of Amir.

Anyway, it is NOT all about Amir because we have Chee (remember IDW Wake Wake The Dead?) About artist duties. He is an established mainstream artist who has published his work in several countries. The style that fits the Chir rib noir-ish style perfectly reflects the past, when the duo created a highly thought-provoking explosion from Amir rushing through.

Pelempang Realiti (RM20)

Another travel book, in which Arif Rafhan shares his Southeast Asian trip with a group of former classmates. On the outside, the title has a dreadful feeling, though, the slap from the title comes from the gray they encounter, especially after experiencing childhood that makes them see the world in black and white.

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Similar to Jejon Di Jepun, it will appeal to those who have similar experiences with what is shared by the creator or his friends. It can be counterproductive if you are interested in a larger audience. However, Arif still shows a prolific storytelling talent. One suggestion is that he should learn more about his creative descendants and not just focus on travel.

Top 5 apps for reading comics on smartphones

1. DC Comics

DC Comics

DC Comics is a popular mobile comic app for a long-standing DC comics company. With DC Comics, users will meet superheroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or Blue Squad through colorful comic pages and extremely beautiful layout. The number of stories on DC Comics is huge and is updated to 80 new stories every month.

2. Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

Along with DC Comics, Marvel Comics is also one of the oldest and most popular comic book producers in the world. The Marvel Comics mobile app will take us on an adventure of superheroes like Iron Man, Thor, Captain American, or Spider-Man Spider-Man. Marvel Comics has a huge inventory of up to 3500 stories, regular updates and beautiful graphics that will make comic book devotees fascinated.

3. X Comics

X Comics

If you’re a fan of both the DC Comics and Marvel Comics superheroes, then X Comics is your must-have comic app. X Comics brings together all of Marvel Comics and DC Comics stories with the number of stories up to 20,000 and more attractive, 600 of which are free for users to view and download to their liking.

4. Disney

Disney

If you are not a fan of the comic book genre or you like animated movies, then Disney might be the comic app for you. The comics characters in Disney are famous figures in movies and children’s animation such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck … Disney stories are quite gentle and humorous, so it has a very relaxing effect.

5. Cyanide & Happiness

Cyanide & Happiness

Cyanide & Happiness is an application based on the comic series Cyanide & Happiness. The characters in the story are quite simple but bring quite funny and satirical stories for readers to relax and laugh in a refreshing way. However, Cyanide & Happiness is not a story reading app for children under 12 because the story uses some words that are not very clear.

If someone says that comics are for children, they are wrong, comics are suitable for all ages and people. The above-mentioned comic-reading applications have received a large number of users and constantly released new volumes of stories that are the most eloquent testament to the appeal of comics.

Top 3 most popular manga authors in Japan

Doraemon, Detective Conan, Dragon Ball, … are the familiar comics for so many generations of children around the world.

However, it seems that the authors of the immortal series mentioned above are not as famous as the characters created by themselves.

Let’s take a look at the history and life of these famous Japanese manga artists and authors.

1. Fujiko Fujio

Fujiko Fujio is the pseudonym of the two authors of the world-famous comic series Doraemon. The two writers Fujimoto Hiroshi (pen name Fujiko F. Fujio) and Abiko Motoo (pen name Fujiko Fujio (A)) have known each other since elementary school and have the same passion for painting. When they became high school students, they started drawing manga for a publisher and came out with their first work under the pen name Tenshi Tama. In 1988, the two men stopped working together because Abiko’s manga was primarily for teenagers while Fujimoto wanted to target children. The comics were written by the two men very successfully, but Doraemon is the work that brought the most resounding success for the two authors. Today, Doraemon has become one of the cultural symbols of Japan.

Fujiko Fujio

2. Gosho Aoyama

Gosho Aoyama’s birth name is Aoyama Yoshimasa. He is known as the author of the world famous comic series Detective Conan. The author’s most popular manga series tells about the story of Shinichi Kudo, a student detective who is forced to drink poison by a black organization and becomes the shape of a first-grade boy. He was fighting against these guys and trying to get back to his normal form. Around it are a series of intriguing thrilling cases resolved by Shinichi in the form of young Conan. In addition to the famous Detective Conan, Gosho is also the author of other popular manga like Magic Kaito, Yaiba, Chotto Matte.

3. Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda is the author of a popular manga series across Japan and around the world – One Piece. As a high school student, Eiichiro received the Tezuka (new pen) award from Shounen Jump magazine for the short story “Wanted!”Leaving his first year at Tokai University as an assistant to Watsuki Nobuhiro, Kaitani Shinobu and Tokuhiro Masaya. During that time Eiichiro released One-shot Romance Dawn, the precursor of One Piece. Since 1997, One Piece – a long series of comics about the world of pirates has been posted on Shounen Jump magazine and brought the name of Eiichiro Oda famous worldwide.

Eiichiro Oda

Top 7 most influential authors on comic book history

Oricon recently opened an online poll to find out which authors had the most influence on manga history. Or to put it another way, which author has changed the face of the manga industry.

Below are the results for the top 7.

1. Osamu Tezuka

He is said to be the “grandfather of the anime” and the “father of the manga”, the author of immortal works such as Astro Boy, Buddha, Black Jack and Phoenix. His story is famous for its “succinct and concise” content. Among his works, I like Phoenix the best. The fact that Tezuka is arguably the most influential person in manga history is entirely understandable.

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2. Akira Toriyama

He is the author of one of the most famous shounen manga history, Dragon Ball. His other work is Dr. Slump is also loved by many fans. Referring to Dragon ball, no one has yet to read here, one of the superpower action manga models.

3. Fujiko F. Fujio

This is the creator of the most famous cat in history, Doraemon. This character was once considered a cultural symbol of Japan. Like Dragon Ball, this Doraemon manga must be read by everyone, but if you haven’t read it, you probably aren’t a fan of comics.

4. Eiichiro Oda

Eiichiro Oda is the author of today’s most popular shounen comic One Piece. It is also the best-selling manga in the history of Japanese manga to date. The epic level and the popularity of the One Piece manga as well as Oda I said forever, if anyone listened but still not bored, search sickos to a related news basket. The ongoing manga I ended up doing the best right now.

5. Takehiko Inoue

Takehiko Inoue is the author of one of Japan’s most successful sports manga, Slam Dunk. Also the author of the hugely popular seinen manga series Vagabond. These 2 series are for the awards, again who cares, search for these 2 mangas in sickos, there will be a bunch of related news.

6. Hayao Miyazaki

He is better known as one of the most popular anime directors in Japan. However, he also composed several famous mangas, the most famous of which is probably the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga.

7. Osamu Akimoto

Osamu Akimoto is the author of one of the longest comedy manga series in Japanese history, the name is also long Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo.

The darkest corners of human society in Nishioka Kyodai’s comics

With the dark stories that can be found in modern life, Nishioka Kyodai has turned them into unforgettable horror comics.


Nishioka Kyodai is a 2-member mangaka group. Their first works appeared quite early, in 1989. In the following years, Nishioka Kyodai’s comics became famous, although until 2010 until now, Malaysian readers have a chance to continue accessing the unforgettable stories of this author group.

The manga of the Nishioka Kyodai group, though drawn like a children’s story, is aimed at young people, with dark content. The theme of the story often revolves around heartbreaking stories, social evils, suicide, problems in modern life and the fear of existentialism.

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For example, one-shot “For My Children”, the author has mentioned a topic that everyone has to face in life: should they have children or not. Before the big decisions of life, everyone stopped before the conflict: whether or not to give birth, when the current conditions are not good, and you do not like to be bound by children?

Stories are often told in an autobiographical voice, with little or no dialogue. Combined with images, the stories become ingenious metaphors. For example, in the “Wolf Girl” oneshot, while the character says she is with a wild wolf, the storyline is a human.

Nishioka’s sense of hovering, silent, eerie became a horror in itself, comparable to Ito Junji. Both refer to the strange, mysterious phenomena of the world and people. However, while Ito Junji is often a fiction, Nishioka refers to the dark corners that exist in real life.

Scary, the most dazed is still “God’s child”. The story is about a child compared to the child of God, with extremist, wicked, dark thoughts, to avenge the world.

God’s child, like the other works of the Nishioka group, has no dialogue but only the autobiography of the characters. The story follows the child from before birth, childhood to adulthood. As a child, this child was unusual but seemed to carry the psychology of a psychopathic murderer. Although talented, superior, but it has extremist, depraved, cruel thoughts.

However, Nishioka always leaves a question that makes readers constantly wonder: is this child born simply cruel, or because of the terrible things happening around a society that made him like that? The plot of the story hits readers with dark shocks: from the story of a child seeing a teacher raped, until the first murder.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – A meaningful comic for you

With many fascinating themes and genres, the comic industry is now very developing and can be said to be a spiritual food that appeals to us.


Music is one of the interesting topics that attract the exploitation of many different fields. In addition to using music in technology applications, games, online casinos podcast or movies, music is also an inspiration for comic authors.

There are many comic series produced but we do not know which ones to choose to entertain in our spare time. So, below, we will show you one of the good and meaningful comic works with music themes, which is Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

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An emotional story about friendship, love and the future associated with simple student life and emotional contests. The main character of the story is Arima Kosen – a piano prodigy. He has won countless piano awards in various contests. But behind that radiance is a small, pitiful soul under the strict, fierce teaching of a helpless poor mother – with a love for her child, a deep love for music but She seemed to be bound by her own love for her music and the impotence of her last moments.

It was her powerlessness that made her a boy into a machine playing, not a genuine musician. And after the final competition with his mother, Arima suffered a trauma. The passing away of his mother, his regret made him unable to hear the true sounds of the sound even though he did not suffer any hearing damage.

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However, his life actually started with music when he met Miyazono Kaori – a passionate girl with a generous musical style and the help of her and friends that made him really. Feel the beauty of music, free yourself from the barriers, from the deep pit to step out with the light. However, when he finally stepped out, Kaori left. Why did she go like that? Was the fateful meeting between Arima and Kaori truly accidental? How did Kaori’s feelings begin?

And all will be answered, emotions will be broken when you finish watching these meaningful episodes! It is truly a great comic for you!