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325 Manga

Kawabe talks about the popularity of manga in Japan.

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What topics or what themes might there be manga about?

A 'theme' is the main idea or message of something like a movie, song, book, speech, etc.  Sometimes a theme can be used to connect different topics that appear to be unrelated.

Notice the following:

  1. This book has a Gothic theme.
  2. The party had a pirate theme.

make it up

You just make it up, and write it or draw it.

When you 'make something up' it means that you invent it using your own creative ideas.

Notice the following:

  1. I forgot the words to the song so I had to make it up.
  2. I have not planned anything, I think I will just make it up as I go along.


It's the field you can express your imagination.

When used like this 'field' refers to a specific area of interest. We also frequently use this to talk about a specific professional area of abilities or interests, like a medical or legal field.

Notice the following:

  1. She is the best in her field.
  2. There were so many artists in the field that it was hard to choose the best one.


Fantasy! So, in Japan it's the manga instead of Hollywood movies, I think.

A 'fantasy' is an idea that is pure fiction and that is often beyond what could happen in the real world.

Notice the following:

  1. Thinking that you can earn a living from your drawings is pure fantasy.
  2. I was daydreaming and I had a fantasy that I was a princess for the day.


I saw a good review on the magazine.

A 'review' is an honest critique or assessment of something which can be good or bad. Many movies, books, restaurant, etc are reviewed after the public sees them.

Notice the following:

  1. The restaurant had very good reviews on its opening night.
  2. What do you think of this hotel? I think I will look at the online reviews.



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