Manhwa

: 만화
Manhwa (만화) is the Korean equivalent to manga and is the Korean term used to describe comics. As with the Japanese term, when used in Korean, Manhwa is used to refer to comics of all origins, however when it is used in English, manhwa is used exclusively to refer to comics of Korean origin.

Man hua (漫画 - simplified, 漫畫 - traditional) is the Chinese equivalent to manga (it uses the same Chinese characters) and is the Chinese term used to describe comics. As with the Japanese and Korean terms, when used in Chinese, Man hua refers to comics of all origins, however when it is used in English, it refers exclusively to comics of Chinese origin.

The origin of the term in Japan is attributed to woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai (see manga for more details).

In North America, manwa is generally being used to refer to Korean comics such as My Sassy Girl and Island (released by ComicsOne and Tokyopop respectively).

Manhwa is sometimes spelled "manwha" or "manwa."

See also: Manga, World Manga.

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