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Questions tagged [manga-production]

Questions pertaining to the process of illustrating, processing, publishing, editing, or otherwise creating manga. This tag generally should NOT be used for questions about things like characterization, thematic elements, or other artistic concerns and certainly not for identification requests

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If a manga and its adaptation conflict, which source takes precedence canon-wise? [duplicate]

In situations where there is a disparity between a manga storyline and its anime adaptation, then which source should be dominant. The anime is made from the manga so it makes sense to say the manga ...
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Accuracy of the translation of English manga? [closed]

In general, what are the main problems that harm the accuracy of the english translation of a manga? After this process, considering that problems, "shades" and "feelings" in the dialogues, with ...
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Why do light novels and manga have long titles?

So, I came across these comments in an r/manga post: KibaTeo: Even a short series became an isekai MonochromeGuy: That statement itself just sounds like a LN title. in0ri: Gotta triple ...
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How does an official anthology for a manga series get created?

So, doujinshi are rather common in Japan. However, it seems that doujinshi, especially ones that are derivative works of an existing series, usually only appear in limited non-commercial circulation, ...
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Why is there a difference between the licensed Italian paper manga and scanlation of Bokura ga Ita?

So I was reading the paper manga of Bokura ga Ita in my native language (Italian) and I noticed that some pages were really different from the scanlation, like there were some extra parts or some ...
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Is there any clarification from togashi with his new worktime since 2016?

Based on this website there is a continously chapter per years for about 10 chapter for every year that mean 1 tankoubon per years. Since when he decide to work only 10 chapter per years ? Is there ...
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How can anime or manga be made so quickly and consistantly?

If multiple people are working on a manga or anime, how can the art style be copied so well without any style changes? Like can everyone replicate art styles exactly with no mistakes? In most American ...
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Is there certain language that would be considered improper for kid's manga/anime?

I've noticed that anime geared at kids/teenagers (particularly shonen manga such as Naruto) seems to have language that translates to words that could be considered inappropriate in English (てめえ, きさま, ...
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Why is Luffy's smile so different in his latest wanted poster?

I don't remember which chapter this started in, but I've noticed that his smile is not as wide as usual. It's very different from his wide, rubber-skinned smile. Now it looks more like a girl's smile ...
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Why there are no online stores that sell a manga in pdf format for english translation?

What i mean was like, i have bought a copies of One piece, but i have to use some apps to read that, while i have bought it with a full priced. For example i bought a manga online on some random ...
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Do Japanese manga magazines have ISSNs?

I know Viz's Shonen Jump has an ISSN (1545-7818), but that's from North America. Do any Japanese manga magazines (e.g. Weekly Shonen Jump, Monthly Shonen Gangan, Dengeki Daioh, Comic Yuri Hime, etc.) ...
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Can English people (American Writers) produce anime shows and write manga? [duplicate]

This question has been asked between me and my friends for centuries. We were trying to make tiny novels of manga and produce an anime show for the art club we own. Seems as it is their culture and ...
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Why does Comic Yuri Hime release 2 months ahead of time?

I know that the shoujo ao/yuri serialized comic, Comic Yuri Hime is released on the 18 of each month according to their website コミック百合姫 毎月18日発売 本体780円+税 Google Translation: Comic ...
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Can doujinshi get anime adaptations? Also can they become “real” Manga if good enough

Was wondering if doujinshi can get an anime adaptations and become real manga that are officially sold by companies.
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Has there ever been official pornographic media for an anime and/or manga series?

I've been wondering about this for a while now. With how perverted some anime and manga are without ever crossing into pornographic content territory, were there ever any anime or manga with official ...
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Does Dagashi Kashi author getting paid for advertise snack in her manga?

The series Dagashi Kashi is like an advertise manga, it's promoted many snacks for children from japan. Does DagashiKashi's mangaka getting paid for promoted all of those snack? I mean did all of ...
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How much time does it take to translate a manga volume/tankobon? [duplicate]

I would like to know how much time does it take to translate a manga volume (e.g. One Piece) to another language, for example English or Spanish.
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Does the detail in a manga affect the mangaka's payment?

The series like Vagabond, Vinland Saga, Ichigo Mashimaro, Made in Abyss, Planetes, I am Hero, Gantz, Inuyashiki, and Yotsubato have such a surrealist and detailed background style. Did they get paid ...
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What is the wage difference for mangaka whose work is published in magazines vs on the web?

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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Are there male mangaka who do shoujo manga?

Even if a shoujo manga is made commonly by female mangaka are there male mangakas who do shoujo mangas?
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What happens to a series after its author dies? [duplicate]

As most of us know by now Daisuke Satō passed away. However, the series he worked on such as HOTD is yet to announce its discontinuation and thus remains on an indefinite hiatus. This however made me ...
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How long can a manga (or other work) can go hiatus

Sometimes a manga went hiatus for quite long time, for example HxH was on hiatus from 2014 to 2016 Source https://hiatus-hiatus.github.io/ If there are no health issue or any major problem, since it ...
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Can a mangaka continue another mangaka's manga?

There are plenty of manga that never had an ending for many reasons. For example, High School of the Dead's mangaka, Daisuke Satou, has passed away. Some mangaka also cannot continue their work ...
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Where can I buy raw manga in PDF format?

I'd like to purchase the original Japanese manga in digital form but prefer in PDF format as I don't want to be tied down to using a particular website or even losing my purchased manga (I remember ...
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Why are manga cover pages not relevant with the current chapter?

In manga cover pages for the tankoubon version, I find it funny that the cover page always/often is not related to the content of the book. Usually there is a big event of sorts that are drawn on the ...
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Is there any Anime/Manga adaptation with source material from outside of Japan?

Were there ever any instances of something taken from outside of Japan (book, comic, literature) that was turned into anime or manga?
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Why is there so much nudity in anime and manga?

I have been watching anime & reading manga since 2 years ago. There are so many good anime and manga, but I find it somewhat strange that there is so much nudity in Japanese TV shows, anime, and ...
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Good Manga reading app? [closed]

Is there a good Manga app for android that is free and contains most common manga? I'm tired of downloading bad apps or apps that lack manga I want to read.
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Is it possible for a non japanese anime/manga artist to draw and color anime/manga authentically? [duplicate]

If a westerner or other foreigners draws anime/manga art in their style the drawing,coloring,etc style will not resemble that of a japanese because it is not 100% authentic japanese style However ...
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How many mangakas use digital or traditional tools to make their manga?

Do mangakas in Japan often make their manga using digital tools such as using a computer, wacom tablet, clip paint studio, etc, over using traditional methods such as using pencil, paper, inking pen, ...
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Rather then a company published manga, can a self-published manga become an adapted anime?

Did it ever happen before when self-published mangas become adapted into an anime without having mangas published by companies?
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Fastest-updating magazine

Popular manga magazines like Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Weekly Shōnen Magazine update manga weekly. Others like Monthly Shōnen Sunday and Monthly Shōnen Magazine update monthly. Are there manga ...
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Who decides the usage of furigana in a manga?

Recently I started to seriously read digital manga in Japanese by utilizing their free-reading (立ち読み: read while standing) feature for some first chapters. Then I realized that some serieses use ...
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Are manga artists underpaid?

I saw a post of this Japanese schoolteacher who had drawn a scene from Kimi no Na wa on the blackboard. It was pretty awesome. He had some other mind blowing drawings too. But in the comments one ...
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Why Japan makes most of Manga's which supplied to the world?

Almost 99% Manga are written in Japan. Why is that so? Do they have any culture which support it? e.g. Naruto, One Piece, Death Note, Fairy Tale, Bleach etc.
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Who generally owns the rights for a manga or anime?

Who generally owns the intellectual property (IP) rights to manga characters and stories? In the USA, comic books are generally produced by a team -- writer, artist, inker, colorist, letterer, editor,...
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Why are unrelated one-shots by Masami Tsuda included in compilations of Kare Kano?

While reading Kare Kano, I noticed that the extras included in the tankobon compilations seem to have absolutely no relation to the story of the main manga. (I have just finished the fourth volume of ...
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How does a mangaka get paid?

From what I have seen from anime and heard, doujinshi artists get paid per book they sell at places like Comiket or online, but you have some mangaka who release one chapter per issue of serialized ...
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Why do Manga & Anime defuse tragic situations so often?

Why do Manga and Anime defuse so often tragic situations? Moments that can be tragic/serious are often immediately defused by some hilarious moment and some stupid face of the characters. I personally ...
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How does a series go from manga to anime?

In a previous question, I asked about Dragon Ball Super being released before its manga. My question here is about the life cycle of a manga becoming an anime. From my understanding, an artist or ...
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Why do anime have manga adaptations? Why don't authors just focus on one medium at a time?

Instead of having to work on both the anime and the manga at the same time, why don't the authors just focus on one?
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Law regarding doujinshi

Doujinshi, as defined on Wikipedia, are self-published works. While not all doujinshi are derived from other manga, they mostly are, like the many Touhou and Naruto doujins. The works that they are ...
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Are mangas freeware and shareware?

I have been a manga reader for a long time, and also a developer. I know about the rules, like manga content can't and should not be edited without the author's permission, etc. But my question is, ...
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Would the City Hunter manga not be exported anymore?

I've read the city hunter manga, which has about 193 chapters. But there are only 136 chapters available in my country. Did they stop translation and distribution of the rest of the chapters in ...
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Why does Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun get double-wide panels?

In most 4koma manga, the panels are about half as wide as the page, and there are two strips of four panels on each page. Take K-On as an example: However, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun has panels that ...
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There's a manga I like and I want it published in the West. What can I do about it?

It's not just one single manga, there are quite a few that I like and that are not published in the West. Some of them are moderately popular in Japan, but most are obscure. The vast majority are ...
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What are typical release cycles?

What are typical release cycles that are used for manga chapters or anime episodes? I'm not asking for specific mangas/animes but simply how often on chapter/anime could be released, eg weekly or ...
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What defines the art-style of Japanese manga?

Even though manga has lots of different art styles we still have an idea that certain styles are "manga style" and other ones aren't. What is it about an art style that lets us know it's manga style? ...
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Why does it take so long for the translated version of tankoubon volumes to be released?

As far as I know, the English versions of tankoubon volumes for most manga series seem to be released within several months, if not years, of their original release in Japanese. Even very popular ...
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