Manga (Source Type)

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Manga (漫画) refers to comics or graphic novels originating from Japan, that are often read from right to left.

The category of manga should be reserved for published Japanese manga; not webcomics (see Webcomic) or unpublished 4komas (see 4koma). Published 4koma may also use this category. The category title (manga/manhwa/manhua) depends on the country of origin, not the edition language.

Categories

Manhwa

Manhwa (만화) refers to comics originating from Korea. Published Korean manhwa should be categorised as Manhwa.

Manhua

Manhua (漫画 / 漫畫) refers to comics originating from China or in the Greater China region. Published Chinese manhua should be categorised as Manhua.

Webcomic

Unpublished comics with a page format. They should be categorised as Webcomic. Endless scroll formats should instead be categorised as Webtoon.

4koma

4-koma (4コマ) are 4-panelled manga comics, often with some kind of gag. Unpublished 4koma should only use the 4koma category, but published Japanese 4koma can be categorised as 4koma and Manga.

One-Shot

A comic or webtoon published in a stand-alone issue or chapter.