To help people who are new to manga/anime...

We're starting an anime/manga club at the library. I'd like know what your opinion is in regards to people who have never even picked up a manga. What should I tell them? More importantly, what do I say to parents when they ask if manga is 'okay' for their child to read? I had this exact experience just yesterday. I was in the manga section at Barnes&Noble when this lady said, "Do you read this stuff?"... uh, yes! XD She wanted to know what would be good for her 12 yr old daughter to read (this was for a christmas gift). Her daughter had started out with Fruits Basket and really liked Vampire Knight. I showed her what I thought would be acceptable, and then I showed her what to watch out for (like Black Bird). She didn't want anything too violent or sex-related (not to the extreme, anyway), and then she asked me something that I'd never thought of when it came to manga: "What morals can my daughter learn from the series?" Uh... Golly, I don't know!

So, here are some questions that I would like for you to answer honestly and seriously for the sake of an anime/manga club:

1.What was the first manga you ever read? 2.How old were you when you read it? 3.Are you a parent? 4.What age would you consider acceptable for a person new to reading manga? 5(a). Pick a series. 5(b). What moral(s) did you learn from the series?

I'll answer my own questions for the sake of answering them: 1. Ranma 1/2 2. 12 3. I'm not a parent 4. 14 at least. For the club, we're going to have anyone 18 or younger have a parents signature. It's the last two questions I'm having difficulty with. But when I think of morals a person can learn from manga, I always think of CLAMP's works.

5 years, 9 months ago
crazywuzhere
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I always thought Dragonball was a good manga and anime for younger kids (and, hell, adults, or giant man-babies).

5 years, 9 months ago
GooieGreen
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1.What was the first manga you ever read? 2.How old were you when you read it? 3.Are you a parent? 4.What age would you consider acceptable for a person new to reading manga? 5(a). Pick a series. 5(b). What moral(s) did you learn from the series?

1-Naruto 2-13 3-I'm not a parent. 4-Twelve is fine. 5/6-I can't think of any. >.<

But I think that One Piece, Naruto, Bleach and Dragon Ball are suitable for that age. Also, One Piece has morals and it's plain awesome~ ^^

5 years ago
Shoushi_SBM
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1.What was the first manga you ever read? 2.How old were you when you read it? 3.Are you a parent? 4.What age would you consider acceptable for a person new to reading manga? 5(a). Pick a series. 5(b). What moral(s) did you learn from the series?

1: I think it was either Cardcaptors, Pokémon Adventures, or Naruto. I started all three around-about the same time.

2: Probably around 13 - 14 (where anime comes into it I started watching that stuff from five x3)

3: Nope I'm not, but I have a younger brother (younger by five years) and because my parents don't know much about anime/manga I often step in there to help out.

4: I'd say once you hit your teens like when I started, but if you're reading something like Pokémon, Cardcaptors, or The Legend of Zelda I'd say you'd be okay from about 10-11

5: Start out with the three big names, Naruto, Bleach and Dragon Ball. One Piece and Fairy Tail are pretty okay for that age too.

5b: I can't think of any actually. xD

5 years ago
Demelza
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