Questions tagged [manga-history]

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When & where did the unnatural hair color aka “You gotta have blue hair trope” originate?

I specifically want to know which manga or anime started the trend, so I can reason from there to the how question, in order to not make general assumptions. There was a time in manga/anime where ...
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Is writing a manga more similar to writing a screenplay than writing a traditional comic book or even a western graphic novel?

The more I read about manga the more I realize that its skews heavily towards the visual. I'm wondering if there's graphic novel writer who talks about the differences between writing a manga and ...
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What is the origin (or first known work) of this “Reluctant Maou Heiress” trope we see in several contemporary works?

This "Reluctant Demon King (魔王 Maou) Heiress" trope seems to be a subversion of the classic "Hero vs Demons" fantasy genre. The demon king is gone, and the heir to the throne and/or the owner of Maou'...
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Who started the format 18-36 pages in weekly and 36-60 pages in monthly manga magazine?

There are a bunch of manga magazines like: Weekly Weekly Shonen Jump Weekly Shonen Sunday Weekly Shonen Magazine and many more Monthly Monthly Urasunday Ultra Jump and many more There is a ...
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What was the first anime/manga/light novel to accurately represent Japanese school life?

A common theme in a number of anime/manga/light novels is that the cast are students currently going to school. While some titles use this as a backdrop to show how the cast used to have normal lives ...
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Are there books which compare Western with Japanese storytelling structures and conventions?

I know a lot of people will say that the West and Japanese storytelling sensibilities are the same except for some minor differences. However, I don't agree at all. I was reading Hirohiko Araki's (...