Marketing with Manga: Japan’s love of visual communication

Aug 21 · 7 min read

What exactly is manga?

Photo by Naoko Nomoto — British Museum Manga Exhibition

Why is manga such an effective communication device?

Source: Manga Marketing
Source: Ferret

Examples of manga in marketing

Source: RIZAP
Source: IPA — “I’m going to wait for you, forever…until you change your password!”
Source: IPA — “Hey…What do you think was wrong with my password?”
Source: Grapee — “Such a simple password doesn’t suit you…”
Source: Garbage News — The manga depicts what to do when someone has been sexually assaulted — that the victim should shout and ask for help. People around them should help, and should report to the police or station staff.
Source: YouTube
Source: Shinfield

How can marketing with manga help foreign brands in Japan?


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Cultural insight agency connecting Europe and Japan. Tokyoesque’s Market Readiness Score measures how to succeed in the world’s third largest market.

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