By Daniel Altiere

It’s invaded the comic book world and children’s entertainment. But can manga make it at the movies?

Simply, manga (search) (rhymes with "bang-a") is Japanese for "comics." Dishpan-sized eyes, samurai-like movements and girls in microscopic miniskirts are a few of its tell-tale elements.

Technically, you can bring a Superman comic to Japan, and it will be referred to as "manga." But nobody’s bringing Superman comics to Japan. And everybody’s bringing manga to America.

"Manga is one of the fastest-growing segments of the [American] publishing industry," said Milton Griepp, founder of ICv2 (search), a research organization that deals with the animation industry.

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