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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Japanese Comic Toilet Roll

Japanese paper goods company Banbix has teamed up with newspaper manga artist and TV celebrity Yakumi Tsuru to sell toilet paper with his manga drawings and 4 panel comics printed on it. (Aug,2007)

Manga is the Japanese word for comics (sometimes called komikku コミック) and print cartoons.In their
modern form, manga date from shortly after World War II but have a long, complex history in
earlier Japanese art.

In Japan, manga are widely read by people of all ages, so that a broad range of subjects and topics occur in manga,
including action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among others. Since the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry, representing a 481 billion yen market in Japan in 2006[9] (approximately $4.4 billion dollars). Manga have also become increasingly popular worldwide. In 2006, the United States manga market was $175–200 million.

Japanese manga fans can enjoy their reading while doing serious business now…

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