You’ve probably heard the phrases anime and manga. You might even know that they have some connection to Japanese animation. But if that’s where your knowledge of these interrelated genres comes to a screeching halt, have no fear: The Plugged In Show’s got you covered.
I confess, for a long time, I was pretty much in the dark about anime and manga, too. But when my son developed an interest in Pokémon a number of years ago, I decided it was time to get educated. And this week, we’re going to educate you, too, with a primer on what these forms of animation are, how they’re different, what makes them distinctive and appealing, and what parents need to know about the potential pitfalls that are involved.
So take a listen to the show, and be sure to check out related links below.
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