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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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What inspries the child and adult characters from Shin Chan to have squished heads and rigid jaws?

Before I begin, it's important to note that the way heads are drawn varies from art style depending on the mass of the width and length of a head of a skinny character or the mass of the width and ...
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What's the origin of "Gravity-Defying Sweatdrops?"

In lots of manga, when people are nervous, sweatdrops are drawn. But when they're EXTREMELY nervous, sweatdrops fly upwards instead (against gravity). Anyone know where this visual symbol originates ...
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Licensing light novel or manga cost

I would like to know how much does it costs to license such light novel or manga like ascendence of a bookworm or akagami no shirayukihime? And is it possible to have two publisher one in English and ...
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Did "Shijou Saikyou Orc-San No Tanoshii Tanetsuke Harem Zukuri" got axed?

I was reading the manga Shijou Saikyou Orc-San No Tanoshii Tanetsuke Harem Zukuri and it was just so good. It has a harem but really serious about that and the MC is quite funny. I am reading the ...
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Reading direction for non-Japanese manga

I know that this is a question leading to subjective answers, but I am hoping to find out if there is some wider consent. My 13yo daughter is a great fan of different mangas, and she is really a great ...
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How did Takagi know about 100% Unrequited Love in S01E04?

Maybe related: Nishikata hides 100% Unrequited Love from Takagi even though Takagi already knows I watched Takagi-san out of order. In particular I watched S01E07 before S01E04. (Maybe I also watched ...
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Nishikata hides 100% Unrequited Love from Takagi even though Takagi already knows [closed]

Maybe related: How did Takagi know about 100% Unrequited Love in S01E04? I watched Takagi-san out of order. In particular, I watched S01E07 before S01E05: In S01E05 "Bookstore" (Ch9), ...
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How are manga character polls done?

As I understand it, publishers of magazines that host manga series hold popularity contests/polls to gauge the readers' interests. However I can't find any information on how it is being done? Do they ...
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Are there any Webtoon manga that are in black-and-white?

Are there any manga on Webtoon that are in black-and-white? I couldn't find a single one that's in black-and-white, all of them use colors, but I would like to know if you know some examples that have ...
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Why does school bullying keep showing up in manga?

School bullying has always been an element in manga, but why? Is it because school bullying is common in Japan, or some other reason? If it indeed has something to do with the common bullying in real ...
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Are there any differences between manga and anime copyrights?

According to the law in Japan when a mangaka dies after 50 years the copyrights are annulled and now their manga are public access, in that case what happens with the manga that were adapted to anime? ...
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How much does manga art/illustration differ from anime illustration?

I read a comment in a forum somewhere like 'I want to read the manga specifically instead of just watch the anime adaptation because I want enjoy the illustration of [insert the manga illustrator's ...
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Is there any franchise which officially releases animated mangas?

Many fans create animated mangas using the images of the mangas and giving them some animation and music of background. It looks pretty look, and sometimes it's more fun than the mangas themselves. ...
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Why is the ending to the "ToraDora" light novel different from the manga ending?

Why is it that the manga for ToraDora is different from the light novel adaptation? I know that the Manga and its respective Anime adaptation were made before the release of the light novel series, ...
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Why has a new chapter of ‘Nichijou’ been released when the serialization ended in 2015?

The gag comic manga, Nichijou ended in 2015, based on this article, posted on MyAnimelist on Aug 24, 2015. Suddenly, in 2021, the serialization continued based on this article. Does this kind of ...
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Why are manga authors so reluctant to draw their own faces in their works?

Although not every manga has the author(s) drawing depictions of themselves, many do and I have yet to come across an example where it was anything other than the ‘chibi’ or superdeformed style of ...
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What is the point of cutting the same manga panel in two?

This is hard to put in words so let me illustrate (these are excerpts from two separate mangas): What do these cuts accomplish? Usually in comics each panel shows a different scene.
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How do you translate a manga panel into a video?

Let's say you have a Manga panel or a whole volume and you want to make a video of it and present every pictures in sequential order. Is there a way to do this properly? What are the various standards ...
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How do manga artists make a volume? [closed]

A volume of manga an average has about 180-220 pages. A page of grey scale manga takes about 8-10 hours.
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What is a "wrap around jacket band"?

I have seen this mentioned in some anime reporting. It sounds like an anime forum or a magazine, but strangely I can't find any information on it. The wrap-around jacket band on the seventh volume of ...
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Why didn't survey corps climb on top of the walls to avoid boulders of beast titan season 3 part 2

When beast titan was throwing boulders at the survey corps, he could only destroy the building outside of the wall. Why didn't scouts use their odm gear, climb the walls, and get on the other side of ...
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Where/How to buy One piece Chapter 1000 manga hardcopy in USA?

Does anyone know where to buy the original hardcopy of One Piece chapter 1000 in USA? I'm looking to order it online, would be happy to buy and get it shipped from Japan too.
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Would a fan made universal exstension be allowed to post?

So I'm trying to start a manga series, I plan for it to be a extension of Hiroiko Araki's JoJo's Bizzare Adventure. I was wondering if I were to post it on a manga site, would it be allowed or counted ...
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Why does the Shield Hero manga have the qualifier "The Manga Companion"?

I was looking for manga adaptations of the Rising of the Shield Hero story and noticed something odd. Or at least something I haven't run into before. The tittle of the manga was often appended with ...
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Do manga licensees in North America and Europe obtain material by scanning tankobons or purchase raw data directly?

In Asia, it is not unusual for a manga licensee, instead of paying extra fees to obtain raw print material directly from Japan, to scan tankobons and reprint them. This is cheaper, but as a result, ...
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What does the word 'cultivation' seen in many Chinese manhua refer to?

What does the word cultivation mean in Chinese media? There seems to be legion of titles out there with some variation of this phrase, e.g. urban cultivator, immortal cultivator, cultivator chat group,...
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Can manhua be in black and white only?

I draw manhua about Chinese emperors and the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, etc. I use only black and white colors. Can manhua be drawn in black and white only?
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How do I read this panel?

I have just started reading one piece and came across this panel. I think I know the order panels should be read and I know to go from top right to bottom left within the panels, but I found the one ...
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Does a story book need a manga before it can be made into an anime?

I am a young writer of a fantasy-romance book and I have a dream of turning this book into an anime once it is finished. Would I need to draw/write a manga before I turn it into an anime, or I could ...
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Is naming things a fantasy in Japan?

In a lot of isekai manga, the main character comes across someone or something (e.g. a slime monster) that has no name, and must give a name to him/her/it. Every time, the one who is given a name ...
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Why would a studio intentionally mistranslate the title of "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun"?

A new anime started this week called, in English, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. I thought the first episode was pretty good, but the title was kind of a turn off. If I hadn't seen reviews saying it was ...
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What is the logic behind releasing manga before anime?

Manga and anime both are same story, then why do they still release the manga? My reasoning: Manga readers think that they already know the story, so they don't need to watch the anime (anime ...
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Why are most mainstream comic books about superheroes while mainstream manga covers multiple genres? [closed]

For instance, Shonen is not a genre in itself but rather a target demographic. You can't say that Death Note has anything in similar with HunterxHunter. However, Superman, Batman and Spiderman are ...
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Are there any academic books or articles which analyzes popular manga?(Fight scenes)

I'm wondering if there's any book which analyses popular manga for instance the battle scenes or the romance. I know there's books on, "How to draw manga." Which would be the come the closest. I'm ...
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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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Why do many manga artists prefer to use pen and paper over digital drawing?

It seems that many renowned manga artists still prefer using traditional "hand drawn" methods rather than using technology to draw. Even people who use technology to finalise their art rely on pen ...
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How is it that Scanlations are still faster than Licensed releases?

Yen Press is expected to release Volume 14 of Watatemote on September 2019 however the scanlations have already been translating Volume 14 and beyond The above is the first page of chapter 150 that ...
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Where to submit anime idea?

If one has come up with an anime manuscript, where or who should you write to if you want to know if the idea is of interest and actually could become something? Or would it be made as a manga first? ...
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Can a manga get an anime even if it already has a live action drama?

I'm an avid manga reader and my absolute favorite manga of all time, Takane and Hana, just revealed that it is getting a live action drama. I don't exactly have the best opinion on J-dramas (I find ...
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Why do the stronger enemies in anime/manga tend to look more human?

So if the question sounded a bit confusing, allow me to explain. In media that feature a lot of non-human characters, such as many video games, anime, manga, or movies, the low-level enemies always ...
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Is there a way to indicate the action to remove a manga's cover to see the hidden cover?

Ok, maybe the question can look weird. And actually it is. Let me explain further: a friend of mine removes a lot of times covers from his manga (tankōbon). I don't mean that he actually rips off the ...
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Why Digital/Web/Online Manga are still colored in black-and-white format despite not having publised physically?

Is it because amateur mangakas respect the tradition?
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Is Gintama ending or not?

I came across this Kotaku article called "Gintama Manga Isn't Ending Yet Because Its Creator Screwed Up", and I'm not really clear on what's going on. So apparently, Gintama was originally going to ...
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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 the length of ...
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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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