What is Manga? What do Kids Have to do With It?

Well you know what comic books are right? Well manga is basically a Japanese (or Japanese style) comic book that is often characterized by its distinctive art style. The literal translation for “manga” in fact is “comic.” Manga has become very popular in America with the boon of anime (Japanese cartoons). However, despite its popularity among teens and young adults, most manga leaves out and overlooks a very important audience: Kids.

That’s why ThunderKid exists. Most manga has content that many parents deem unsuitable for young readers 7 through 12. But in ThunderKid, kids will get to read a comic made like a manga made especially for them with a variety of characters that they can identify with. And it’s done in a way that never talks down to kids because one: they’re no fools; and two: this is an all-ages comic meaning kids, teens, older teens, young adults, and old adults can get into it. Comics such as ThunderKid provide an excellent gateway into the world of reading for many new readers. It instills creative interest through the artwork and encourages basic reading and writing skills through the action driven text. Besides giving kids a tool to keep up with their reading skills, ThunderKid also provides educational material such as moral lessons, sciences such as weather in ThunderKid’s case, and vocabulary including root words and different languages.

But most of all ThunderKid is a fun kids manga that is made especially for young readers. It inspires imagination and adventure and is a great way to spend time by opening a new way of reading comics that were mostly kept from their eyes and minds.

What is ThunderKid?

Welcome to the world of ThunderKid! Get ready to join in the tales and adventures of five typical ten year old kids. Denki is a perky, fun loving boy who’s a little dense and loopy but has a huge soft spot for crying girls. His best friend Haruka is a bossy yet kind little girl who loves to try new things almost every day. Aki’s a pretty cool boy who’s a little jerky but a really softy at heart. The sweet and bubbly girly girl Natsumi is everyone’s biggest fan and dear friend. And the shy Fuyuki is very timid but he is very brave when it really counts.

Little do these kids know that a baby snake that falls from the sky and thunderstorm that follows will open up the secrets of a fantastic new aerial world called Atmos and a set of high-flying weather-filled adventures too. Join the kids as they experience new adventures filled with fun, excitement, love, and discovery in both worlds!

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