View topic - mangas vs. novels
A) they are fun to read, usually have good stories (a novel can, as well)
B) Many people LOVE manga, and is a primary reason they are learning japanese
C) It's a semi-decent learning tool because
1) there are picture clues as to the context
2) most text in a manga is conversation
Of course, as a learning tool you'd have to realize they often use informal speech, sometimes childish speech or even colloquial or antiquated speech patterns.... but it's still kind of nice to see spoken word in print, much more than you would find in a novel.
For an intermediate student a manga would be easier to work through than a novel, and manga is somewhat more accessable than novels.
So, again I ask... what makes you think everyone believes manga are 'better'? Better is such a broad term...
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It isn't. I'd recommend reading regular novels over manga. Of course finding novels for beginners is pretty difficult (or just too expensive).
I have a lot of books in Japanese but I find that everytime I try to read them I give up because I am constantly looking up words. This happens with some manga as well though.
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I have 3 reason,
has more action so it keeps your attention,
you have to decipher the pictures to find out what's happening,
and Mangas orriginated in Japan so you get to see different sriting styles...
but if anyone can add more please do so
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Are you even talking about reading novels vs. manga IN JAPANESE?
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