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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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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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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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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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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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For what reasons do manga get banned?

Thanks to the question Is there a list of banned manga artist whose work are not translated into English, which now is deleted. I was wondering, what are the reasons for manga to be banned? and does ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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In manga is there a name for exchange of dialogue between characters that makes a point?

Suppose you want to show that three of the characters have a close relationship spanning back to primary school. Then entire point of the dialogue is to enforce this. Is there a name for this type of ...
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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 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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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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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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What is the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga release schedule?

Very recently, the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga series resumed after its break with Chapter 71/72 (They kinda messed with the chapter numbers, weird). I've tried to search for a release schedule, ...
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Are there books which compare Western with Japanese storytelling structures and conventions?

I know a lot of people will say that the West and Japanese storytelling sensibilities are the same except for some minor differences. However, I don't agree at all. I was reading Hirohiko Araki's (...