Friday fun: Make yourself Manga and win!

Feel like you have far too much time on your hands and you need to fritter it away somehow?

Well have I got the solution for you!

I just discovered this site called Mangatar where you can create your own Manga-style avatar.

If you’re scratching your head and wondering what Manga is, they’re Japanese comics and cartoons.

Here’s the first Mangatar I created for myself:

Manga Kat

After I made that one, I discovered a tiny, almost invisible scroll bar that gave me the option to hold a sign – yes, my Mangatar can stand for something! (And cover my bustiness – a flat chest doesn’t seem to be a Manga option. Being rather busty in real life, I do feel more comfortable holding something big in front of my chest anyway.)

Manga Kat with romance sign

Even better, if you join the Mangatar community, you’ll see the language the site uses is very much in the “translated from Japanese” style. For example, when I logged in for the first time, I got the message: “No yet updates, envolve your friends!”

Friends, I “envolve” you now.

If you decide to create your own Mangatar, download it and email it to me: romancingkatrina(@)

I’ll display our Mangatars together on this blog next Saturday, May 5th. We can comment on the best one, and someone will win a $10 gift certificate to the online book store of their choice.   

Can’t wait to see what you all look like!

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By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.


  1. You are right, I tried a few times, couldn’t get in. Liked yours with the sign about books making your day.

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