This has been a question on my mind since i was about 18. Im an african-american, but I grew up reading my friend's manga's when he got finished with them. I would also draw my favorite frames from the manga. What I am saying is that manga is a language that I understand a lot better than novels. I genuinely enjoy writing "novel style" but I can't help but think that I would be a better artist if I made something that I completely understood. I actually don't know of any mangas or animes that were made by Americans. Is this even acceptable? Or is manga a part of asian culture or something?