‘Manga’ and ‘anime’ are often used interchangeably, but if you’re not familiar with either, you might be wondering what the difference is between the two. We’ll cover that in this article, plus teach you how to use both correctly in a sentence.
But if you’d rather not wait around for the long answer, here’s the short and skinny.
As we just discussed, the difference between ‘anime’ and ‘manga’ is that the former is a Japanese animation, while the latter is a Japanese comic book. As you can see, you can’t use these terms interchangeably.
‘Manga’ can only be read, while ‘anime’ can only be watched. That’s the gist of the difference between the two and should make it easier for you to differentiate between the two.
Now let’s take a look at the definition and meaning of both words, so we know how to use them in a sentence correctly later on.
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘manga’ is: “Japanese comic books and graphic novels considered collectively as a genre” and “an individual comic book or graphic novel of the manga genre.”
The first known use of the word ‘manga’ was in 1951, and the meaning remains unchanged.
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘anime’ is: “a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes.”
The first known use of the word ‘anime’ was in 1985. The meaning has remained unchanged.
Since we know the meaning of both words now, we can take a look at how to use them both in a sentence. Take a look at some examples:
Now, let’s see some examples of how to use ‘anime’ in a sentence.
Now that you know the difference between ‘manga’ and ‘anime,’ you should have no issue using them both in a sentence. Use the above examples to help you formulate sentences of your own.
If you ever get stuck, you can always come back here and refresh your memory.
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