Time continues to discover manga with an interview with FRUITS BASKET’s Natsuki Takaya:
TIME: What do you think about manga being attempted by non-Japanese creators? Do you consider it manga or another form?
NT: Simply put, I’m glad that manga as an expressive form is expanding. I think that nationality has no relation to that which gives rise to manga. Even among the Japanese, manga creators are making their creations everyday reflecting their own individuality, with none being the same. What is important isn’t the differences between the creators but their love for manga.