The term "manga" is used for Japanese comic books. That said, manga and American comics are very different. Manga usually comes in phone book sized anthologies, printed weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. 40% of all publications in Japan are manga and there are a wide variety of subjects. It is not uncommon to see a young girl sitting on a train reading shoujo (girl-specific) manga, sitting next to a business man reading adult manga. It is a very wide and diverse media, and now some American comic book companies are translating these works and making them available in the United States. The products of this fan following can be found here, in Arts/Comics/Manga.
No sites are listed at the top level of Arts: Comics: Manga. Please find the most appropriate subcategory for your submission.
Please only submit manga-specific sites to this area of the directory. Anime sites should be submitted to Arts: Animation: Anime.
Sites related to professional manga authors or multiple works by a single author.
This category is for fan sites about several manga or about manga in general.
Before submitting, please consider which category would be most appropriate for your site:
If your site is about several manga or about manga in general, and does not fit any of the bullet points above, please submit to this category.
Please only submit shoujo manga sites. Anime sites should be submitted to the proper subcategory of Arts: Animation: Anime. Also note that this category is for sites about several shoujo series, or about the genre in general. If your site is only about one title, please submit to Arts: Comics: Manga: Titles.
This category is intended for sites carrying news and
information on manga and the manga industry. News articles, essays, manga guides and databases are all appropriate here.
Sites listed here should have relatively broad coverage;
those focused on a single series should go under the
appropriate Arts: Comics: Manga: Titles listing. Sites
listed here should have a primary emphasis on manga; those
mostly devoted to animation should be listed under
Arts: Animation: Anime: News and Media.
This category is for sites that provide original manga viewable online. A site may also include artwork or other content, but the manga should be its primary focus.
The dividing line between this category and Arts: Comics: Online is not exactly defined. In general, if the site describes the comic as manga, or the comic is clearly in the style of manga, it may be placed here.
Please submit only sites containing actual comics to this category. Sites which are primarily art galleries or are written story with a few images should be filed elsewhere under the appropriate categories.
Please include a brief description of the manga''s story and genre. Not doing so may significantly delay listing of your site.
This category is for sites that deal with specific manga titles.
Please find the single most appropriate category for your website.
- If your site covers a single manga, please submit to the appropriate subcategory, or this category if one does not exist.
- If your site covers several manga, but they are all by the same author, please submit to Arts: Comics: Manga: Creators, or the subcategory for that author if it exists.
- If your site covers several manga in a single genre, or a genre of manga in general, please submit to the corresponding subcategory of Arts: Comics: Manga: Genres.
- If your site covers several manga and does not fit the above cases, please submit to Arts: Comics: Manga: Fandom.
- If your site primarily covers anime, please submit to an appropriate subcategory of Arts: Animation: Anime.