It is very popular.
It's like a virus, once it was released the majority of the world became addicted to it.
There are many funny ways people get exposed to manga.
For example, I got introduced to manga when I typed in the wrong letters on Google Search.
There came :Fruits Basket
I was like "What is that??" So I tried it out and now it's a wonderful experience.
If you never experienced manga, you should hurriedly try it now because if you don't, you'll miss out so much fun and laughter.