While "Getting Started" deals with the very basic aspects of How to Draw Manga, This book in the series seems to extend beyond the very basics and gets more in depth with the aspects of Drawing, character creation, and the elements of making a Manga comic.
Though as an afterthought, this book, "How to Draw manga: Compiling Characters" could probably replace "Getting Started", as it does cover just about the same topics, in fuller detail. So if you don't feel like spending the $20 some odd dollars on "Getting Started", this one can easily take its place. but it certainly doesn't hurt to get both
Since it explains every step to draw a character completely, this book could be used as a reference for amatuers and professionals alike.
Before having this book, I had never drawn an impressive character like the ones I can darw easily now! Every thing is explained here; Drawing heads, hair, bodies, hands, Feet...etc. The only thing absent here is drawing clothes on characters. But generally, the book explains the basics and helps everyone to improve their drawing skills with some talent. I suggest buying this item with(How To Draw Manga Pretty Gals) of the same series.