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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I wanted to know the name of the manga [migrated]

Its an isekai manga where a girl is teleported to earth in country side Japan and starts leaving the MC then she is taken by the goverment and is tested for disease and then is girl and MC return back ...
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I watched this video from the "anime man" on youtube describing a body swap manga where a girl and a boy switch bodies [closed]

The boy goes into the girls body and makes his crush fall in love with him (crush was a guy and wasnt gay so he didnt have a chance) (I think) while girl tries to get her body back. I remember that ...
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Looking for a manga, about boy who strictly follows family rules [migrated]

Looking for a manga about a boy who strictly follows their own family rules. He has a sister who can't walk. And his sister received a transplant for her legs but that made her into a monster? Does ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 (Chinese manga) be black-white?

I drew manhua about Chinese imperors, 12 animals and etc. I used only black and white colors. Can manhua be in black-white style?
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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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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 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 ...
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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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How much wage difference between mangaka who published in magazines and 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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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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How are volumes determined in manga?

My question is about how are volumes determined in a manga. Does it go by major villain in a form of one per volume? Or... Does it go by story arc, in a way that a new story forms a new arc? Lastly, ...
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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 there no online stores that sell manga in PDF format for the English translation?

I have bought a copy 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 online bookstore. The price ...
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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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What is the block used to symbolize the end of a chapter called?

What do they call this bar? Is there official terminology for it? Sometimes they add filler text to explain the predicament the heroes are in inside of it or surrounding it. It also somewhat seems ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I read Chuugakusei Nikki?

I have searched for it on popular websites, but couldn't find it. Are there any sites hosting it with an English translation?
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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 ...