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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How many chapter are stocked by publishers?

I was wondering if every mangaka (or prehaps most of them) prepares some chapter beforehand, or if they develop the plot and draw the chapter at a glance, during the week after the last one is ...
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Why are there different words for “manga” and “manhwa”?

So lately I have been noticing that a lot of people on fora tend to mistake manga and manhwa. And of course, I know that manga stands for comics made in Japan, and manhwa for comics made in Korea. ...
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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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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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When is chapter 738 of the manga coming out?

In the last page of Chapter 737 of One Piece, it's stated that. The series will take a break next issue. It will start in WJ #13 What does this mean?
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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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Was Puella Magi Oriko Magica Another Story ever translated into english? If not, are there plans to translate it?

I looked on amazon.com and on the internet and I couldn't find any references to there being an english version. I would really like to read so if anyone had any information on this it would be great ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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Ane Doki ending and the possibility of a sequel

So I was reminiscing about Mizuki-sensei's works and remembered Ane Doki's ending. For those of you who have read the manga, the ending was a big cliffhanger. So I was wondering if there is a plan ...
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What does “It will restart in issue #1” mean?

The last page of Naruto Ch. 655 says, "Next week the series takes a break. It will restart in issue #1." I don't understand what issue #1 means. Could someone kindly explain?
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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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Do all published manga originate from one-shots?

I heard that some popular manga (for example - Naruto, Nurarihyon no Mago, Beelzebub) are published as one-shots during their first try. I want to know if that applies to all manga or not? Would many ...
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What is the most popular demographic?

I know that, in general, the higher-ranked manga tend to be shounen, such as One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto (based generally, I think, on readership). Is there anything showing general demographic ...
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List of mangas by readership and reception

Are there any known lists of monthly/annual readership (e.g. top charts) of different mangas in Japan or the US? Perhaps by category and age groups (audience)? What are some good English sources for ...
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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 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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Is there any other manga artist/s whose style is like CLAMP's?

Is there any other manga artist/s (famous or not-so-famous) who caters anime or manga like CLAMP's style? I'm talking about the cross-over style or the re-using of anime characters from one of their ...
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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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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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Was Bakuman deliberately made to attract new manga artists in the industry?

The manga and anime Bakuman talks about two middle school boys wanting to be published on a Shonen magazine. The anime clearly set a goal and create antagonists for narration purposes but the story ...
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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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Have any successful manga artists picked up their skill without schooling? [closed]

Asking as a person who knows very little about drawing but has some experience and is interested in drawing manga. Is natural artistic talent necessary if someone wants to become a good anime and ...
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Do manga artists draw their comics by hand or use computers?

In the Bakuman manga, the authors show that the manga artists create a manga without using any technology like computers. Is that how the mangas are drawn?
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Is it common for a writer to write for more than one demographic?

CLAMP writes for more than one demographic of manga--Cardcaptor Sakura is shoujo while Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle is shounen and xxxHolic is seinen. Masashi Kishimoto, the author of Naruto, however,...
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What is the role of mangaka assistants?

Several mangaka have assistants to help them with producing their manga. Do these assistants perform a standard set of well-defined tasks (similar to a movie's assistant director), or does each ...
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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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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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Is manga censorship in Western countries always done with author consent?

Censorship is usually seen as an act against the author's will. Talking with an editor in my country (Italy) working for a publishing house in the erotic manga market, he tells me that censorship for ...
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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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Is anime production more efficient than manga production?

To explain, I want to know whether it is more efficient to produce anime or manga, and why. Anime: Needs to be made frame by frame need people to record voice. Manga: Needs lots of paper has to ...