We usually use the term Manga to refer to a Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children, but sometimes we hear other terms like Manhwa or Manhua, wich are the same as manga, yet with some minor differences, and that’s what I’m talking about today. So let’s start with first term wich is the original:
the term manhua is used is to describe Chinese comic books which is generally thought to have begun with the introduction of lithographic printing technology in the mid-nineteenth century and is technically the mother of the term manga and manhwa. manhua is in full color, with some panels even entirely in paint. It's also in a single issue format. many manhua are based on historical Chinese stories or new stories set in historical China.
is the general Korean term for comics and print cartoons. Outside of Korea, the term usually refers specifically to South Korean comics. Manhwa started out the same as all comics: mainly as political commentary and propaganda, but has been influenced by the modern history of Korea and the Japanese manga, resulting in a diversity of forms and genres, Due to its graphical, and story-genre similarities, it is generally admitted by Koreans that the modern Manhwa is a Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga. What makes it different is that Manhwa books mostly read from left to right. The manhwa art style tends to put more emphasis on the eyes and face of characters. Character’s figures tend to have more realistic proportions. There is often a more frequent use of gradient “screen tone”.
Manga is the recognized term that needs little explanation, In Japan, it started out as a guys only thing, but now people of all ages read manga. The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action, adventure, comedy, detective, drama, horror, mystery, romance, fantasy, sports and games. Many manga are translated into other languages. the reason Japanese style comics stand out above the rest is due to their widespread popularity. Both manhua and manhwa are consistently labeled "manga" due to a lack of knowledge of their existence. Manga also stands out due to the high-quality art.