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from THE JAKARTA POST -- THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011 For bookstores, school holidays mean an increase in the number of visitors and sales of children's books, particularly the most popular of them all -- Japanese manga comics.
"Of course, we have more customers during the holidays," said Muhammad Zaim, a staffer at Gramedia bookstore in Taman Anggrek Mall, West Jakarta, recently.
"Manga comics are definitely a favorite. Our biggest turnover comes from comics, followed by novels," he told The Jakarta Post.
Manga is a term used to describe comics originally published in Japan. Many have criticized these comics for their lack of educational value. However, manga …