One of the first steps in being able to draw a particular style is understanding it and how it arose as a style in the first place.
In this section, we’ll look at the history of anime and manga, the unique influences of Japanese pop culture and history had on them, and talk about what differentiates the anime and manga from Western (and particularly American) comics and animation.
While we prepare articles for this section, here are some good sources of some of this information:
Wikipedia: History of Manga
Wikipedia: History of Anime