The manga phenomenon in France
French writing exercise

Le phénomène des mangas en France

Learn more about French people's love for these Japanese comics.

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"to refer to", "Japanese (adj.)", "comics (general term)", "until recently", "consumer", "pandemic", "to dampen [one]'s passion for", "to go up X % (sales)", "to quote", "anime (Japan)", "to flood", "television screen", "to make [someone] fall in love with".

 

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The term "manga" refers to Japanese comics, that are exclusively in black and white and that one reads from right to left. Until recently, France was the second largest manga consumer in the world, and is still close behind the USA and of course Japan. Even the pandemic didn't dampen French people's passion for manga, which saw their sales go up 18% in 2020. But where does this love for Japanese comics come from? Many quote the wave of Japanese anime that flooded French television screens in the 80s and 90s. Indeed, a whole generation of French children grew up (while) watching Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon and later Pokemon, which made them fall in love with Japanese style.

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