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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Has an anime ever come out before the manga was published?

I got into a debate with a friend about whether or not it's possible for an anime to come out before its manga. He claimed that there were several instances where the anime actually preceded the ...
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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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What are the legality rules in terms of manga translations?

I know that fan-translated scans and scanned official pages are illegal when a manga is released in English, but I was never sure what the rules were if the manga hasn't been released in English. What ...
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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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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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Why do manwha more oftenly have colored pages then manga?

Lately, I been reading quite some more manwha cause of their good stories. But I can't help but notice that manwha use a lot more colored pages, sometimes even fully colored volumes. Or just all pages ...
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What are the steps involved in making a professional manga?

I've been watching Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun and I was surprised at the range of different things that were involved in the process of making a manga - like inking and cutting out sparkles to stick on ...
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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 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 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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What's the reason why “Shokugeki no Souma” has so many color chapters recently?

Does anyone know why all the latest releases (about 5 chapters) of Shokugeki no Souma have all been in color? It's great and all, but it's starting to scare me. For some reason, it's hard to find ...
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What are the instances where a Weekly Shounen Jump serialized manga would not be released in a given week?

What are the instances that there is no manga (like Naruto, Bleach and One Peace) release? Are there certain events that prevent them from releasing? Then what are these events (aside from taking a ...
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What differentiates manga from other comics?

What is a characteristic attribute relating to the visual aspect for a manga, differential to western comics like from DC or Marvel? For example the way they draw the eyes. In mangas they are much ...
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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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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 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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What is the difference between doujinshi and manga?

Doujinshi seem to represent usually works of amateurs, but that is a subjective measure. What is the objective difference between both works?
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Why are anime girls drawn without pubic hair?

Why are there no hair drawn down there or anywhere apart from FEMALE character's heads in anime? I heard it was illegal from my friend. Were they making it up?
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If the anime came first, what is considered “canon”?

In the case of many anime where the manga came first, things that are included in the anime but not the manga (such as filler arcs) seem to be not considered totally canon to the series, indicating ...
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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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What was the first manga in color?

I know that there are mangas printed in color as opposed to black and white. One example of this is Colorful by Torajirō Kishi, which is the only one that I know of. What was the first manga that was ...
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How far ahead is planning done before a manga is released?

The question speaks for itself. I have always wondered how many of these amazing plots just unwind so naturally. Is it done as they go along or do they have separate set sessions for developing ideas, ...
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Are anime that air before a manga adaptation considered filler anime?

In the question Has an anime ever come out before the manga was published? it became quite obvious that there are indeed several animes that air before their manga has been made. But this also made ...
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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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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 there are no popular manga series based on light novels?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but, why are there no popular manga series based on light novels? I know that there are many anime based on light novels that are popular such as Sword Art Online, Oreimo, ...
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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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Which is the manga series with the highest number of volumes?

There are some famous manga like One Piece have 77 volumes and are still ongoing or Naruto which has 72 volumes. Which manga series is the one with the highest number of volumes ?
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What phenomenon are at play such that the “Big Four” are limited to four and not a growing list?

I've heard a list of anime referred to as "The Big Four": Dragon Ball Z Naruto/Naruto Shippuuden One Piece Bleach What phenomenon are at play that there aren't more than 4 anime like these? I ...
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Is it common for mangaka to maintain the same characters design between different titles?

After reading rave-master and fairy-tail I noticed the high similarity in their characters. Some even being identical copies of the characters out of the other series. So how common is it for a ...
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What was the first manga magazine?

What was the first manga magazine? And what manga are published in there? I'm curious about this, I'm only familiar with Shonen Jump and it published in Japan by Shueisha from 1970 I was wondering if ...