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Where to submit anime idea?

First of all, I doubt they'd look at any scripts not written in Japanese. Second of all, I'm rather doubtful you'd have much success simply pitching an idea to a studio as a person outside the ...
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Are mangas freeware and shareware?

No? [...] are they Freeware and Shareware? First things first, we have some terminology confusion here. Nobody describes anything besides computer software as "freeware" and/or "shareware". Manga ...
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Why does school bullying keep showing up in manga?

Bullying is a persistent problem in Japan. It has its own term called "ijime". The Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has been tracking reported ...
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How does a mangaka get paid?

To answer this question, we need to take in account the several factors that will decide how and how much they are paid: The number of pages drawn for each issues (20 pages or more). The regularity ...
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Can doujinshi get anime adaptations? Also can they become "real" Manga if good enough

If by "doujinshi" you mean "self-published manga that parody other published works" (probably the most restrictive definition), the answer is yes. Examples: Nyoron Churuya-san (a Suzumiya Haruhi no ...
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Can a mangaka continue another mangaka's manga?

Yes, it can. It is usually up to the publisher if they want to pursue continuing a series, depending on who owns the rights (family member tend to have a say in it as well). Note that for HotD, the ...
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Why is there so much nudity in anime and manga?

To start, you're not really going to see full-frontal nudity in anime. If you look at this question, you can read about censorship laws in Japan and about how--through self-censorship as much as ...
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Who generally owns the rights for a manga or anime?

summary (final paragraph): Like the five previous examples, the mangaka (or writer) shares the copyright. Since this occurred in six of the five works I looked up, I'll assume it to be the "general ...
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Where to submit anime idea?

An article on Anime News Network titled "How do I get my idea made into an anime?" should be a good read, at least for me it is, which does not pull any punches on delivering the reality of ...
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Why has a new chapter of ‘Nichijou’ been released when the serialization ended in 2015?

The title and the bulk of the question seem to be asking separate questions - the question in the title, why Nichijou is being re-serialized, is relatively easy to answer. The official answer is: ...
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Who decides the usage of furigana in a manga?

Ross Ridge's comment is correct: I believe it's essentially determined by the media the the manga is original published in. Just like how the content of the manga needs to be age appropriate to for ...
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Can a manga get an anime even if it already has a live action drama?

Whether Takane & Hana will ever receive an anime adaptation is off-topic for this site, since that concerns unannounced future events. However, I will try to address the broader question of ...
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How are manga character polls done?

Short answer: (1) It is in most cases done by postcards attached to the physical magazine. It generally costs ~$3 to cast a vote (magazine+postal cost). These days, apparently there are polls online. ...
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Do Japanese manga magazines have ISSNs?

By all indications, no. There are a few places I checked. First, while Wikipedia gives the ISSN for magazines such as Shonen Jump but doesn't give it for magazines such as Weekly Shonen Jump or LaLa. ...
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Why are there no online stores that sell manga in PDF format for the English translation?

As a PC guy that uses spare time to research on DRM, I can tell you that PDF (Portable Document Format) sucks at protecting content in redistribution (in any form including printing, copying, ...
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What is the point of cutting the same manga panel in two?

The primary reason for doing this was to draw the reader's eye up towards the sky, towards the billboard. A side-effect is that it also looks more visually interesting than a single unbroken scene ...
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Law regarding doujinshi

To understand the Japanese law, you need to learn the idea of "Antragsdelikt" (親告罪, shinkokuzai). This means if copyright holder doesn't complain about the doujinshi, it's not illegal. Most ...
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Why are manga black and white?

As an artist, I can say that coloring with high quality really requires a LOT of time and effort even for anime art styles. It is nothing like a coloring book, because you really have to make it ...
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Do Japanese manga magazines have ISSNs?

kuwaly's answer is correct; in Japan, ISSN is not generally used. They instead use either 雑誌コード (zasshi CODE, magazine/journal code), JAN (Japanese Article Number) code, or 定期刊行物コード (teikikan koubutsu ...
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Why would a studio intentionally mistranslate the title of "Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun"?

While translating 地縛 (jibaku) literally means "earthbound" (land + bind), the 地縛 in the official Japanese title 地縛少年花子くん refers to 地縛霊 (jibakurei), which means "ghost bound to a ...
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Is there any Anime/Manga adaptation with source material from outside of Japan?

Of course there are. I would give you some examples Les Miserables Les Misérables (French pronunciation: ​[le mizeʁabl(ə)]) is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, ...
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Why are manga cover pages not relevant with the current arc?

Is there some sort of marketing reason for this trend? This answer is based on general book publication, not to manga book (tankobon) specifically, but I believe this also applies to tankobon. The ...
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Why do light novels and manga have long titles?

The Anime Man explains this in his video. TL;DR: People get lazy to read the blurb of the novel (the short summary usually at the back of the book) to know what it's about, so a longer title will be ...
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What is the point of cutting the same manga panel in two?

After a quick search, I actually found this, though it does not not answer the question directly, it kinda has a nice direction. Manga is known for its cinematic feel. Every panel is like an action ...
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Are manga artists underpaid?

According to this CNN travel article, whose statistics are echoed in an ANN article from 2011, manga is very much a winner-take-all system. In 2009, the top 100-earning mangaka from among all titles ...
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Why Japan makes most of Manga's which supplied to the world?

Japan makes the world's manga because, manga is, by English-language definitions, Japanese​. In reference to manga published in the United States, Wikipedia states: [T]he original parent loan word, ...
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Who generally owns the rights for a manga or anime?

Almost everything in the world of Japanese animation is owned by "committees." This is usually just a fancy way of saying that between 5 and 30 companies (more or less) got together, each contributed ...
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Rather then a company published manga, can a self-published manga become an adapted anime?

There are a few anime adaptations of doujins and Artist CGs, like Z-Ton's "A Beautiful Greed" and Maron Maron's "Yareruko! Densha Ecchi", both of these are NSFW. Also that short anime "Getsuyoubi no ...
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Has there ever been official pornographic media for an anime and/or manga series?

To answer the question as posed: largely, no. A work will make its intentions clear up front. An anime or manga creator typically shies away from playing both sides, and will either commit to ...
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Is Gintama ending or not?

It's mentioned here: Apparently, the author miscalculated in trying to estimate on when the series will end. He mentioned that in Jump, mangaka have to notify the editorial department 6 months in ...
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