Who said I don't understand Manga?That is a presumption.
I have a great Influence from Manga since I was in Gradeschool. My mother from Hongkong used to send me Japanese Comics and Chinese comics in which I got more than 20 Dragon Ball Z comics written in Mandarin. I used Manga in every drawing applications from poster making contests to doing self comics.It was during College that I totally have flexibilty on drawing techniques and have a total formal study about the Arts which I also got to master Oil-Painting.
I'll post more if I got time.