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 Manga & Anime defuse tragic situations so often?

Why do Manga and Anime defuse so often tragic situations? Moments that can be tragic/serious are often immediately defused by some hilarious moment and some stupid face of the characters. I personally ...
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How does a series go from manga to anime?

In a previous question, I asked about Dragon Ball Super being released before its manga. My question here is about the life cycle of a manga becoming an anime. From my understanding, an artist or ...
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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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Law regarding doujinshi

Doujinshi, as defined on Wikipedia, are self-published works. While not all doujinshi are derived from other manga, they mostly are, like the many Touhou and Naruto doujins. The works that they are ...
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Are mangas freeware and shareware?

I have been a manga reader for a long time, and also a developer. I know about the rules, like manga content can't and should not be edited without the author's permission, etc. But my question is, ...
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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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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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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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What are typical release cycles?

What are typical release cycles that are used for manga chapters or anime episodes? I'm not asking for specific mangas/animes but simply how often on chapter/anime could be released, eg weekly or ...
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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 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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What are Tsurime Eyes and Tareme Eyes? Why do the characters have them?

What are Tareme and Tsurime eyes?
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What are these color pages for?

If noticed it in several manga now. A extra page added in a fully covered overlay, usually followed by the identical page in either full color or normal colorless. They tend to be red(ish), blue or ...
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Is Bakuman realistic?

Does Bakuman explain the life of a mangaka realistically? Is the way shounen Jack works the exact same as jump?
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Why are Japanese manga not coloured unlike Korean Manhwa? [duplicate]

In general, most Japanese manga are not colored, except for title page or centre color pages, rarely. However, most Korean manhwa manage to colour their works while maintaining a good standard of art, ...
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What do these lines mean in manga?

They are always seen when in an action sequence. Why do mangakas draw these kinds of lines and what do they mean?
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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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Why is manga typically created with screentones rather than grayscale fills?

I was recently introduced to the screen-tone process. Here's a short video for reference. Why was this, and why is this still the prominent technique for coloring manga? What advantages do screen-...
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How do people set up sites like MangaReader and MangaFox? Aren't they illegal? [closed]

How do people set up sites like mangareader.net and mangafox.me? Aren't they illegal?
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How do they serialize manga in Japan?

My friend and I had a conversation the other day about manga in the U.S. and in Japan. I know that in the U.S. manga is sold in the form of a book. My friend said that One Piece and some others are ...
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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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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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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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Is there any website providing script from mangas in textual format?

Is there any website providing script from mangas in textual format, so that I could just paste it in Google Translator? There are so many Chinese mangas that I cannot read, and it's to hard for me to ...
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Why does “Shokugeki no Soma” get so many full colored chapters? [duplicate]

I've never seen a manga with so many full-color chapters. I believe for Fuuka, Kimi no Iru Machi, Suzuka (all of them by the same author), and also many other manga only have a few pages of color ...
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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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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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Is there filler manga?

When watching anime I often come across filler episodes or arcs. They are often episodes that are not described in the manga. I haven't read much manga, so I was wondering: Does manga also have ...
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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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Thematic or mood effects of shadow placement on a character's face?

Not sure if this is on topic here as it's not a question about a specific manga... or even specifically about manga, but about comic books in general. The use of shadow is important for conveying ...
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Why will Fairy Tail have 4 consecutive weeks of double chapters?

Lately, Mashima has been giving us a lot of double chapters. He will reportedly have double chapters for four consecutive weeks (starting week of April 22, 2015 with chapter 429). At first, I thought ...
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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 would the list of manga genres in Japan be, based on bookstore labeling schemes?

I've seen various lists of manga genres in English, but in my experience they haven't lined up to the writing that I have read in Japanese book stores. Note, so that the question is not too broad, I ...
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What is this sheet Toshinou Kyouko is using?

While I was looking for a cute image to post in the chat room, I came across this image I remember in Season 2 Episode 8 - Chinatsu Unrivalled (I think), Toshinō Kyōko gets everyone to help her with ...
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Why are some anime and manga unlicensed?

Usually, I see that all anime and manga are licensed! But sometimes I see that some anime or manga are not licensed. Why is that so? Therefore, I am asking what is the difference between licensed and ...
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How do mangaka draw the white lines in a black and white manga?

How do mangaka draw those white lines which are used to distinguish folds and other indications in the black and white manga?
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Are manga artists really pressured by the editors not to put dangerous or illegal scenes in their works?

In the Monthly Girls' Nozaki Kun (both in the episode 1 of the anime and chapter 1 of the manga), Nozaki tells Sakura that the bicycle scene cannot have tandem riding because it is against the vehicle ...
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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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Do manga publishers accept mangas from multiple artists under one pen-name?

Is it allowed for a single legal mangaka entity to consist of multiple artists, each of which does different part of the job, like in Bakuman? For example, one makes the stories and the other does the ...
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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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Is One Week Friends manga still on going?

Finished the anime and very curious on whats gonna happen next. Is the manga complete or is it still on going?
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Why is Haruhi Suzumiya considered shonen?

Why is Haruhi Suzumiya considered shonen ? There are some serious and hard to interpret dialogs in the series. Or is it considered a shonen with some seinen mixed anime ?
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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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When are the annual breaks for Weekly Shonen Jump? [duplicate]

After looking for the new chapter of One Piece, I came across this site. Here they said The second week of august marks the annual summer break from the publisher Shueisha. Remembering the golden ...
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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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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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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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Are anime episodes/manga chapters really free?

I believe almost all of the people watching anime or reading manga get them from various sites like watchop.com, Crunchyroll, anime44, etc., and similarly for manga there are various sites. But are ...
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What do vertical dots in a speech bubble mean?

When I read manga, I sometimes stumble on speech bubbles like the one below. What does it mean? I have never seen something like this in other comics or graphic novels.
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Is it unusual for mangas to be in colour? [duplicate]

I have been reading some mangas lately and they seem to be commonly done in black and white rather than colour. Also, according to the community at other websites such as comicvine.com, they are ...