On Tue, 17 May 2011, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
the importanceof manga in the overall "sum of
human knowledge" is actually minute.
The importance of any single subject in the overall sum of human knowledge
is actually minute.
Presuming you actually mean the relative importance, the value of manga is
much larger than some other subjects. I say this because it is both a
significant element of contemporary Japanese culture both in Japan and
abroad. It is at least as significant, and arguably more so, than the
American Marvel Comics, DC Comics, etc combined.
Whether this image is a good representation of the genre is an entirely
different question. Just like whether you think
is a good image to
represent western comics or not does not mean you think the genre is
significant or not.
The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart
Antoine de Saint Exupery