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Manga magazines for children

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theweekendisnear Sat 13-Oct-12 21:28:40

Can anybody suggest any manga magazines for children? My daughter likes drawing manga, especially girls, not monsters or dragon ball stuff. I was thinking of getting her a subscription as a xmas present.

Any suggestions?


Jackfrostmanson Sun 14-Oct-12 12:46:55

I could not find any magazines but idid find these books
Cardcaptor Sakura
Pretty Guardian Sailor moon

picturesinthefirelight Sun 14-Oct-12 12:47:31

What's a manga magazine?

mrz Sun 14-Oct-12 12:59:47

manga originated in Japan and is considered an art form as well as entertainment. My eldest has a huge collection of manga novels and works (including Shakespeare and many of the classics)

There are a number of online manga sites

WofflingOn Sun 14-Oct-12 13:39:17

Most of them are online, but you'd need to be selective. How old is she?

comixminx Sun 14-Oct-12 13:53:58

You could try a subscription to The Phoenix weekly magazine: lots of comics of all styles including manga, very girl-friendly. Have a look online first I'd suggest:

lljkk Sun 14-Oct-12 13:54:18

What about The Phoenix? Just Manga is so boring restrictive, loads of different comics styles out there to learn & try.

lljkk Sun 14-Oct-12 13:54:34

lol, X post.

comixminx Sun 14-Oct-12 13:56:36

Ps there's a section in the Phoenix every week with drawing / writing / comics creation tips. The person who does that, Neill Cameron, Aldo had a manga-style book you can buy in the shops: it's called Mo-Bot High. Main character is a girl: it features giant robots, but again in a very girl-friendly way.

comixminx Sun 14-Oct-12 13:57:14

Aldo = also, damn the autocorrect.

comixminx Sun 14-Oct-12 13:58:44

Hah, snap, lljkk! Do you buy it for your kids too? Our DD is only 2 do though she has started to ask for it to be read to her, it's more for us to enjoy at this point... grin

comixminx Sun 14-Oct-12 14:01:42

List of PG-rated manga, though some of them still don't look that kid-friendly:

comixminx Sun 14-Oct-12 14:05:08

Sorry for spamming! On reflection, I don't think that's PG in the sense of age rating, I think it's cos of the website author whose initials are PG... SOme of those mangas will be kid-friendly but you'll have to read the reviews to see.

mrz Sun 14-Oct-12 14:08:02

MrsBovary Sun 14-Oct-12 14:17:08

I bought manga drawing pens and instructional books for the children last year.
I've just asked dd1 about magazines, and she said this one though I'm not sure of the age range.

Another good idea might be to buy selection of manga books from different series, my girls copied selections from those, and enjoyed reading them, of course.

lljkk Sun 14-Oct-12 14:35:55

DS-almost 13 gets The Phoenix, he got the DFC before that.

theweekendisnear Sun 14-Oct-12 21:58:27

Thanks so much for all the suggestions!!! I will have a look at all the links mentioned here!!

My DD is 10, by the way. I tried to find some Manga magazines before posting on Mumsnet, but what I found looked too old for her.

So thanks so much again!

Oh, and I am thinking of getting some Manga drawing pens, but what I've seen in shops are really expensive. Any suggestions here?

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