I thought you might find this interesting….
This blog post is very descriptive of the power of Manga, certainly in Japanese society, but in many more around the globe now too.
I think there are many manga that have what-if power themes (what would happen if I had the power to do….) which is partly to say people feel that they can’t control so much of life really, but want to. We do have to deal with surrender of our power lusts and realize the gospel tells us how loved and cared for we are so we have freedom to release those felt needs.
There’s a manga being used to help with suicide prevention in the tsunami areas, called Risk Ride, and a short video summarizes it here: http://www.riskride.net/
Take a look.