This article is from the Manga Glossary, by Steve Pearl email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Children's manga. The bulk of kodomo-manga is simple and unpretentious,
aimed at 6-11 year olds. Stories with robots and fantasy settings are
popular; there can sometimes be unusual levels of violence, by Western
standards. Successful kodomo-mangas are almost always made into anime and
merchandised to the hilt. The really popular kodomo-mangas, such as
Doraemon, retain readers well into adulthood. Kodomo-manga styles and
cliches are sometimes used for comic effect in other manga genres. The two
monthly magazines are Korokoro Comic and Comic Bonbon.