Modern manga originates from a single genius – Osamu Tezuka. In 1947, Tezuka took the book of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ” Treasure Island ” for inspiration for manga version of the book called “The New Treasure Island”. Despite the miserable conditions after the war and the reduced publishing industry in the country, this work immediately became a bestseller with a circulation of 400,000 copies. At that time Tezuka was a nineteen-year-old student of medicine. The New Island of Treasureshas the beginnings of the new manga syntax and has a huge impact on the new generation of manga artists. Tuzuka himself continued to paint the manga until his death in 1989. There are also some of the most popular works such as “Astro Boy” (“Astro Boy”).
The decade-long warfare saw the appearance of many other manga artists besides Tezuka, which led to a manga’s own mania. However, the mantle is still considered a child’s genre. But those who grew up reading the manga found they could not easily hide the habit after they reached maturity. This was the post-war generation – the manga generation. Because of his enthusiasm in the manga between the people of this generation and the former a great hole / gap was formed. With the spread of globalization , the Manges also acquire a number of European or Euro-like features.
Until the late sixties of the 20th century, manga-generation became students and the modern manga gained impressive proportions. At that time, people began to see the manga they liked as a kind of entertainment and art . The rising student movement enthusiastically adopts this emerging media and thus reaches the current look of the Japanese manga.
Today’s manga includes almost everything: from joke-books to melodrama , science fiction , literary works like novels to travelogues , and even directions for learning and didactic purposes.