Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling. Its roots are international, but the form as we know it today developed in Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has recently achieved global reach. Originally confined to comics, prints and graphic novels, manga has expanded to influence animation, fashion, gaming, street art and new media. It is a multi-billion-pound industry, popular with people of all ages in Japan and increasingly all over the world, encompassing hundreds of themes from gender to adventure, in real or imagined worlds. There is a manga for everyone.