I started reading manga when I was about 10 years old. I remember that I had gone to the library to pick up some books for my project and while I was waiting to be picked up I noticed some unusual "comic books" that didn't look like any I had ever seen before. I picked one up and instantly I liked it. I continued to go back to that same section for another year to read these unusual "comics". I didn't know what manga was for another two years when I got faster internet. Ah, if you're curious as to what my first manga was... it's Ranma 1/2. That was the first manga I randomly pulled out of the shelf.