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Popeye – Issue 907: Manga standard for me

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POPEYE magazine is the “Magazine for City Boys”.


The founders printed this on the cover of the magazine when it debuted in 1976. What’s a “city boy”? The term doesn’t appear in the dictionary and no expert panel could define it. So we felt we should explore every aspect of what this “city boy” might be. After decades of debate, it still makes for a topic of lively discussion. It can be a style or a way of thinking. To get an idea of what makes a city boy, read POPEYE magazine.  

Popeye – Issue 907: Manga standard for me

For me, it's the comic standard.

Autumn of reading. But yawning and stretching your hand is still a manga.
If you read the latest episode of "Chainsaw Man" on your smartphone,
I read "Moretsu Ataro" by Fujio Akatsuka, which I borrowed from my parents' bookshelf.

Recently, more than half of the space in bookstores is filled with manga shelves.
Even though I don't know the manga at all, there are also belts shouting "Over 2 million copies!"

I learned that there is an underground manga culture in Chicago, not just in Japan.
It seems that there is also a field called silent comics without dialogue.

Regardless of the era, now that it has become easier to access manga from all over the world, It made me want to think about what the standards of manga are.
Although, I just want to know a lot of interesting comics.


First, let's ask various people about their favorite manga.
I got a lot of personal classics.

If you come across it by chance, it's definitely a manga magazine.
Let's take another look at the manga magazine section.

Meet the cartoonist and listen to his story.
Keigo Shinzo, Uotoyo, Shohei Manabe, Chicago cartoonists, Santa Inoue.

Let's wander the shelves of the bookstore.
What kind of comics are on the shelf of professionally selected comics?

Find hidden masterpieces of legends and learn from professional comics.
A standard catalog of manga that I thought about with 15 themes.