So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.

The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, business and commerce, comedy, detective, historical drama, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and fantasy, sexuality, sports and games, and suspense, among others. Manga represent 38% of the French comics market, nearly 260 million Euros which is equivalent to approximately ten times to that of the United States.

and Canada, the manga market was valued at $175 million.

From the 1950s on, shōnen manga focused on topics thought to interest the archetypal boy, including subjects like robots, space-travel, and heroic action-adventure.

Popular themes include science fiction, technology, sports, and supernatural settings.

One view represented by other writers such as Frederik L. Kern, stress continuity of Japanese cultural and aesthetic traditions, including pre-war, Meiji, and pre-Meiji culture and art. In Tezuka's "cinematographic" technique, the panels are like a motion picture that reveals details of action bordering on slow motion as well as rapid zooms from distance to close-up shots.

The other view, emphasizes events occurring during and after the Allied occupation of Japan (1945–1952), and stresses U. This kind of visual dynamism was widely adopted by later manga artists.

Marketeers primarily classify manga by the age and gender of the target readership.

In particular, books and magazines sold to boys (shōnen) and girls (shōjo) have distinctive cover-art, and most bookstores place them on different shelves.

Groups (or sentais) of girls working together have also been popular within this genre.