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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 is anime produced faster than manga?

Anime is colorful. It has voice and music. It contains tens of thousands of frames. It requires advanced computer software and high level of technology. On the other hand, manga is nothing but a ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the purpose of one-shot manga?

One-shot manga usually only consist of one chapter, so what is their purpose? Is it mainly for promotion, filler or contest? And do they have their own media (like a magazine that only consists of one-...
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Are there any female mangaka pretending to be a male?

Manga magazines are usually targeted to a specific age and gender of readers. Usually shounen manga are written by males even if there are notable examples of female artists working on shounen series (...
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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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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 color of a manga paper?

The background color of a manga paper when scanned online is changed by the scanlators to white (#FFFFFF). However, this is not the background color in an actual manga book. the color in the manga ...
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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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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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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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Are there any non-Japanese manga/anime authors or studios?

Manga and anime famously originate from Japan, and the vast majority of the big names in manga and anime are Japanese; Hayao Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno, Hiromu Arakawa, and Masashi Kishimoto come to mind. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do anime and manga use the same faces?

Many shows use the same face template throughout. Why do they use this?
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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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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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Why are manga black and white?

This question triggered my curiosity for this question. Why most of manga are black and white? Is this because of more cost if they add colors to it?
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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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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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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 ...