MANGA
 

Manga are comics and graphic novels created in Japan, conforming to a particular style developed in Japan in the late 19thcentury. The word "manga" comes from the Japanese word 漫画, composed of the two kanji 漫(man) meaning "whimsical" and 画(ga) meaning "pictures". It is an art form in which expressive elements: drawing, typography, graphic design, and panel layout are highly integrated. The long and complex history of manga is said to originate from scrolls dating back to the 12th century, and it is believed that the expressive techniques and the distinct mysteriously realistic 2D world in Anime and Manga today derive from the traditional art of Japan, such as iji douzu (異時同図) and fukinuki yatai (吹抜屋台) in emakimono (絵巻物, lit. 'Picture Scroll', a horizontal, illustrated narrative form created during the 11th to 16th centuries), and ukiyo-e in the Edo period (浮世絵 lit. "Pictures of the Floating World", woodblock prints produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries), and above all, the line drawing that differentiates Japan's drawings from Western style paintings. Today, the range of manga genres is diverse, with content ranging from history to futuristic science fiction and from teenage romance to profound themes about life. The comics are broadly separated into four categories according to the target audience: boys, girls, youths and matured. They can be commonly found in bookstores, bookstands and convenience stores all over Japan.

 

SAC MINI BACKPACK IN POLYESTER WITH "MANGA (BLUE)" PRINT

COSETTE SPIKE BACKPACK IN POLYESTER WITH "MANGA SHADOW" PRINT


 
THE MANGA VILLAINS
 

This special "animated" series of the House much acclaimed VILLAIN SQUAD collection consists three handcrafted miniature backpacks/shoulder bags/ sling bags inspired by fantacy worlds of Japanse manga and anime. Crafted in a wide variety of precious leather, hardware, and other unconventional materials, these outer space super robots have been depicted in the most stylish way possible. This is art meets fashion, and MAISON PROMAX's take on the mechanical nature in Manga.

 

MANGA BOT (BLUE)

MANGA BOT (RED)