Questions tagged [mangaka]

A mangaka (漫画家) is a person who creates manga. Use this tag for questions pertaining to a specific mangaka or the job of being a mangaka.

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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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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 (...
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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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Info on Mangaka Strike/Ball Tanaka?

My school has a Manga Club and we are trying to find more information on the creator of Servamp. Anyone know where we can find some more details about her life and maybe a picture of what she looks ...
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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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Does this tweet really exist that indicates that Attack on Titan is about to end?

I've stumbled across this comment about chapter 105 (in 2018): You know SnK will be finished soon, right? Isayama said on twitter a while ago that he wants to end it this year.. I want to know if ...
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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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Did Eichiro Oda the first mangaka that make a side-story of certain character in his cover chapter?

I would like to know if there are other mangakas like Eiichiro Oda who make an illustration cover of a specific chapter to be like a side-story, and it's really like a canon story, even it just a side ...
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Why did Yoshihiro Togashi recycle designs from Yu Yu Hakusho for his characters in Hunter x Hunter?

Although Gon doesn't look similar by facial design, he is similar to the green schemes that Yusuke has, and his hair color is similar. Killua is similar to Hiei's demeanor. Both Kurapika and Kurama ...
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Why do some mangaka like Ishida Sui have a mysterious air?

I had googled Ishida Sui after reading Tokyo Ghoul, but I was surprised to find minimal information about him. I couldn't even a find a single photo of him, not even on his Wikipedia page. Why is it ...
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Are there male mangaka who do shoujo manga?

Even if a shoujo manga is made commonly by female mangaka are there male mangakas who do shoujo mangas?
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Is it possible for a non japanese anime/manga artist to draw and color anime/manga authentically? [duplicate]

If a westerner or other foreigners draws anime/manga art in their style the drawing,coloring,etc style will not resemble that of a japanese because it is not 100% authentic japanese style However ...
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When I use online manga readers, does the mangaka get any income from it?

I usually read manga from online readers, specifically MangaPanda. Am I contributing to a mangaka's income by reading from such websites? Are they licensed to distribute them online?
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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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How is it that non reliable mangakas get work again and again?

I've seen it time and again that a mangaka just stops what he/she is doing as he / she looses interest and starts the next project instead. A very big example includes here "Candidate for Goddess". ...
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Is Dwun (Wdwune) based on Yoshihiro Togashi?

In Hunter × Hunter (2011, not sure about 1999), there is a character named Dwun (pictured below, red shirt) who appears in the Greed Island arc. Today, I was exposed to this image of Yoshihiro ...
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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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Does Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) have something in common with Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)?

Hiro Mashima, the author of Fairy Tail, has a really similar drawing style to Eiichiro Oda, One Piece mangaka. We know that some well known mangakas had previously worked as assistants to others (...
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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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Is there any biographical information available about Yoshihisa Tagami creator of Grey?

In the late 1980's early 90's Viz media published Grey by Yoshihisa Tagami as well as another work of his, Horobi. Grey was later made into an anime and according to this site, he worked on some other ...
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How much do mangaka profit from anime or merchandise sales?

People always say they buy stuff of a certain series to support a certain mangaka. Now it made me wonder how much actually goes to the mangaka himself. Do mangaka usually work for a publishing company ...
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Is there any reliable source that explains the Tsugumi Ohba-Hiroshi Gamo pen name?

It is said in some sites (including Wikipedia) that based on some cross-references the Bakuman and Death Note, the author, Tsugumi Ohba, is actually a pen name, and his real name is Hiroshi Gamo, ...
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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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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 Akamatsu Ken's role in creating Negima!? Neo?

Mahou Sensei Negima! is a manga by Akamatsu Ken which has had an anime and live action adaptation of the same name. There is also another manga called Negima!? Neo by Fujima Takuya which was made ...
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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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What are some of Masamune Shirow's most recent works? [closed]

Is Masamune Shirow working on any kind of manga? I'm still waiting for an end for Appleseed and I won't mind to see something like a new Orion or Tank Police Dominion.
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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 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 ...