Manga is made from “man” and “ga”. “Man” simply means human/man, while “ga” means whimsical or crazy.
There is a manga about Jesus and Buddha living together as roommates in Tokyo. It is called “Saint Young Men”. Both are vacationing and trying to understand the Japanese society. They are hiding in the guise of young Japanese men.
It was predicted in Manga named “Akira” released in 1982 that the 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo and it turned out to be true.
There is a manga comic in which famous European philosophers like Nietzsche, Kant, Spinoza, and Friedrich Hegel are shown as Japanese school girls.
Many of the famous manga comics have been written by women. Rumiko Takahashi, a manga artist, is the richest woman in Japan and was also among the top 10 richest people in Japan.
In Japan, more paper is used in printing manga comics than toilet paper.
There is a manga series called “Manga Bible”, which is the adaptation of the Christian Bible.
The creator first manga comics, Osamu Tezuka, was a medical students. He made the comics in order to give hope to people during the period of depression after WWII. The comics swept through all of Japan and also laid the foundation of modern Japan.
The manga comic One Piece was expected to last for 5 years as per its creator Eiichiro Oda. But the comic lasted more than 20 years and is still going on.
There is a manga on Ninja Turtles in which the turtles wear speedos.
The largest selling Manga of all time was Shonen Jump. It sold more than 6 million copies within 1 week.
There is a Manga adaptation of Adolf Hitler’s biography Mein Kampf.
The large eyes of Manga characters were inspired by the American cartoons like Mickey Mouse and Betty Boop.
Naruto is the most famous character in the manga comics. He was actually a demon fox living inside a human body. His father too was a fox who attacked a village in the comic.
There are Manga cafés in Japan where the readers can read manga comic and enjoy a cup of coffee along with it.
Some of the most famous manga comics are astro boy, one piece, golgo 13, dragon ball, naruto, and black jack. Many of these have been the inspiration of movies and video games around the world.