„Kawaii, ne?”–Cute, isn’t it?!

I suppose all of us have seen–or at least caught a glimpse of–manga comics or anime cartoons. If not, I am absolutely sure that almost everybody would recognize Pikachu’s figure or have come across the Hello Kitty-phenomenon. What it all comes down to is, there is  a certain childlike quality that define these cartoon characters: […]

Hectic stillness: the (his)tory of manga comics

What is manga? If I mention this word, everyone will think of big-eyed and long-legged girls, action-packed images, mythical creatures and unbelievable adventures! We all know manga: the unique style of drawing and imagery along with the fascinating storylines have conquered the world. Still, it is mostly created by the Japanese…for the Japanese. The word […]