"Manga" are Japanese comic books/graphic novels. The word literally means "whimsical pictures" in Japanese.
Manga is different from American comic books in many ways, which is why it is sometimes translated as graphic novels. Comic books in America tend to be colored, sold in thin booklets, and written for a teenage male audience. Manga is almost always black and white, serialized in manga collections before being sold in bound books, and has many different genres appealing to many different audiences. There are romantic manga for adult women, mob dramas for older men, cute fantasy comedies for young girls, and much, much more. Just about everyone in Japan reads manga, and there is something to suit every taste.
Manga series are often animated into television shows and movies. See anime.
"Have you read Yuu Watase's latest manga?"
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