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I believe Japan's obscenity laws have some particular rules regarding pubic hair. Also, often hentai artists prefer a hairless body for their particular demographic / fetish / etc. Up until the mid 1990s, pubic hair had to be censored in Japanese media. The law has been relaxed since, but as it had been common to do without hair, many artists continued with ...


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This is a matter of international copyright law, and as such is fairly complicated and depends on where you live. However, for most of the developed world the laws are fairly standardized and so, if you're willing to paint with broad brush-strokes and ignore technical nuances, the laws are all pretty universal. Most countries in the world are parties to ...


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Depending on your definition of filler, I would say yes, there are indeed filler arcs in manga. I say this for a few reasons. The other answer on here as I write this assumes that the manga is always the original content, which is untrue. While that's the most common way to do things (adapt manga into anime) there are certainly cases of adapting anime into ...


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Mangas are usually written by one person, called the mangaka. The mangaka has to come up with creative ideas, original scenery, character expressions and dialogues while making sure that the story flow is coherent and planning ahead to pick up the story in the next chapter and see if he/she can take it from there. The mangaka first has to draw everything in ...


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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 industry. There are, however, many venues to get an idea made into an anime, eventually, but these venues require the person who came up with the idea to produce ...


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This is a matter of artistic style and a branding strategy. As a prime example: Studio Ghibli films are arguably the highest-quality anime produced. They painstakingly aim for realism in the movements of characters and objects and the backgrounds are lush and extremely detailed. The balance of light and shadow accurately matches real life, and every cell ...


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There's the so called WebToon, which is most likely the one you refer to (and you are reading). Frankly speaking, printed color pages are not cheap. They cost a lot more than B&W page and are difficult to print correctly. With webtoons there's no such thing as "printing", everything is done digitally. Manwha that is done in B&W completely due its ...


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Interesting question... I searched it up on different websites. This how I found out! Choosing the theme Before anything is done the theme or story is chosen. An idea is needed - What is the genre? What should the Manga tell the reader? etc. All these things have to be done at first before the drawing is starting. If an existing anime is converted into a ...


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These pages are using spot coloring: This type of printing consists of printing with 1 or more pre-mixed colors (generally 1, 2 or 3 colors at once). Spot printing uses a color system of solid, premixed colors known as Pantone colors. As mentioned on that page, the benefits of spot coloring are: When using spot printing, colors are more accurate because ...


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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 is not software. Manga, like other creative works, are generally encumbered by copyright, the entire point of which is that the creator (i.e. not you) has ...


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I've heard a list of anime referred to as "The Big Four": The first thing to be aware of is this: the idea of the "Big Four" is localized to the English-speaking / Western (possibly just North American?) fanbase. There is not an equivalent notion in Japan. This strongly suggests that an explanation for the "Big Four" must involve an understanding of the ...


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Yes, there are some legitimate websites on which you can read manga and watch anime for free. Crunchyroll is one of them. While Crunchyroll started out as a site that streamed anime without licenses (i.e. illegally), they are now fully legitimate and above-board. Of course, Crunchyroll has to pay for licenses for the anime they stream - the producers over ...


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Manga magazines usually have many series running concurrently with approximately 20–40 pages allocated to each series per issue. Other magazines such as the anime fandom magazine Newtype featured single chapters within their monthly periodicals. Other magazines like Nakayoshi feature many stories written by many different artists; these magazines, ...


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Relevant TV Tropes page. It's easier for animators to keep one face pattern and differentiate through other features that are unique to that character - hair colour, hair design, eyes, etc. The love-live girls are a good example of this. They're very unique at first, but their faces are mostly similar designs. Some benefits of keeping the same face is ...


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The information that answers your question is on the Wikipedia entry for Manga. They describe the general process about how manga is distributed starting at the "Magazine" level: Magazines Eshinbun Nipponchi is credited as the first manga magazine ever made. Manga magazines usually have many series running concurrently with approximately 20–40 ...


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These are called Ben-Day dots. Depending on the size and spacing of the dots, you can create different shades using a single colour - or, with a limited colour palette you can produce different shades not available to you. This is often used to save on printing costs, as you can get a wide range of shades/colours with a smaller usage of ink and no need for ...


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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 of his work (weekly, monthly...). The experience of the mangaka (newcomer, experienced...). The popularity of the mangaka's work (that 2002 manga you have never ...


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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 Yuuutsu doujin) If you loosen the definition to "self-published manga", there are even more examples: Sore ga Seiyuu! Getsuyoubi no Tawawa If you go further ...


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As said by a user on Reddit: The term was made to refer to those three manga because for a few years (~2004-2009/10) they were absolute juggernauts in sales and popularity rankings. The term "big three" stuck despite Bleach's popularity falling off (starting in ~2008) and Naruto losing a bit of ground over the last few years (largely in the ...


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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 plot creator was known to be a slow writer to begin with (2 years between vol. 6 and 7), and the manga was on hiatus for quite a while before his death (2011). ...


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This is a pretty straightforward issue. If you live in a country that is a signatory to the Berne Convention (which is most countries), you are required to respect Japanese copyright law (and likewise, Japanese people are required to respect your country's copyright law). Japanese copyright law (like most copyright law) forbids the unauthorized ...


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One thing I noted for sure is that Manga usually is not drawn in the same style they use for X-Men, Batman, Superman (DC Comics or Marvel). Muscles They tend to be drawn slimmer & less muscular. When they are drawn muscularly, the muscles tends to have more packs (not sure what's that called) than that in American comics. A simple comparison is between ...


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That's called screentone. The idea is that it's borderline impossible to get a uniform gray that will be reproduced well by a printer if you shade the gray in by hand. Keep in mind that "gray" on a standard printer is actually just "small black dots with some white space" - which is not what a human with a pencil or an ink brush will produce. Screentones, ...


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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 through legal restrictions--genitalia and public hair aren't generally shown even in pornography. There's a fairly vague rule called the Tokyo Metropolitan ...


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You have to understand that the manga industry is in fact an industry and normal industry situations happen. The reasons behind a manga not coming out can be the same reasons some shop or company does not work at certain periods of time, but more specifically I've seen the following: There is a public holiday for that period in the country of the ...


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A lot of larger series start off as one-shots - like Naruto, Death Note & Dragon Ball. In this case, it's similar to pilot episodes of TV Shows which are used to test the waters before expanding the story out any more. Oneshots can be for more than the viewers, and can be created to give publishers a feel of what they'd be getting. Mangakas often use ...


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Following are the standard steps that a Mangaka usually go throw to make a professional Manga. Storyboard Pencil Sketch Inking Computer Editing At first plot or story is required to start. Storyboard Before anything gets written in stone, an idea must first exist. This is where the storyboard comes into play. A rough sketch of the story is sketched on ...


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As described in Wikipedia the manga Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo (Kochikame) is the manga series illustrated by Osamu Akimoto with the highest number of volumes and ended on September 17, 2016 in the 42nd issue of the year, in commemoration of Kochikame's 40th anniversary. It was continuously serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since ...


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