Oct. 31. 2019 writer:
For many, manga has been a great gateway into Japanese culture. Manga - the Japanese comic book medium that inspires a lot of more widely-known anime - has its share of western fans. For some it’s a quirky pop cultural fix, while others still may use it to study Japanese or gain a glimpse into Japanese culture from afar.
Unlike mainstream American comics, manga aren’t focused solely on action-packed, world-shattering battles between good and evil and, in fact, often opt to depict the mundane in fantastical ways. There are manga about aspiring rock bands, chefs and bakers, tennis players and, yes, even sake and sake brewers. Here are four such manga sake fans may enjoy: