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How much do mangaka profit from anime or merchandise sales?

This is very dependant per mangaka. And all tough there is a thriving independent market for manga, it is rarely a solo effort. Hence most of the mangaka start off as either an assistant, or manage to ...
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How is it that non reliable mangakas get work again and again?

Business-wise, that is not very important because as long as these mangaka still sells, publishing companies would still like to sign a deal with them. To stop these kinds of mangaka from keep having ...
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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 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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Does this tweet really exist that indicates that Attack on Titan is about to end?

Hajime Isayama has mentioned a few times about ending the Attack on Titan series, but there's no official statement about ending it in 2018. One of the earliest was in 2013 when he discussed the ...
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When I use online manga readers, does the mangaka get any income from it?

The short answer is no. Most manga readers you find out there are all third-party aggregators (therefore not licensed to distribute the manga in any form) that take fan made scanlations and host them ...
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Is it common for mangaka to maintain the same characters design between different titles?

In Japanese it's called Star system Earliest manga author who uses star system is Osamu Tezuka. See Wikipedia for details of his star system. Japanese version of wikipedia has a page for Star system ...
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What percentage of mangakas are females?

A recent survey conducted in November 2021 found that about 77% of mangakas are female. However, the survey only covered a total of 723 responses, so it may not necessarily reflect reality.
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Is there any biographical information available about Yoshihisa Tagami creator of Grey?

Here's all the information you can find on the internet about Yoshihisa Tagami: Birthday: 09-12-1958 (DD-MM-YY) Source Hometown: Komoro, Nagano, Japan Source Born in 1958, Tagami first achieved ...
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Why do some mangaka like Ishida Sui have a mysterious air?

There are plenty of reasons why any figure would hide his identity. Manga is a big deal in Japan and thus many authors try to hide their identity, especially before they are popular. On a side note, ...
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Why are most mainstream comic books about superheroes while mainstream manga covers multiple genres?

You're comparing apples with Ferraris here. Western comics as we consume them place more of an emphasis on the characters themselves as their selling point and charm, which is the chief reason that ...
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Is it common for mangaka to maintain the same characters design between different titles?

It's definitely not something that just Hiro Mashima does; in fact, it's very common. Roel van Uden mentions Milk Morinaga in the comments. Sp0T mentions Ken Akamatsu. If you look back at Akamatsu's ...
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Is Dwun (Wdwune) based on Yoshihiro Togashi?

There is a high likely hood that this is indeed a reference to Yoshihiro Togashi playing dragon quest. But it has never really been confirmed. It seems the original picture comes from ...
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Are there any female mangaka pretending to be a male?

The creator of Full Metal Alchemist, Hiromi Arakawa pretended to be a male for a while as she was worried her being a female would give her less credit and readers. She originally called herself ...
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Why did Yoshihiro Togashi recycle designs from Yu Yu Hakusho for his characters in Hunter x Hunter?

As you can see from these comments by me, @seijitsu, and @eha1234, there's a considerable amount of skepticism over how "recycled" these designs really are. Me: Personally, I don't think the ...
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Are there male mangaka who do shoujo manga?

The answer is trivially yes. I offer as evidence Himitsu no Akko-chan (quite a seminal work in its genre), which is written by AKATSUKA Fujio, who is by all appearances a man. People of all genders ...
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Are there listing sites or databases that include or even focus on European manga authors?

The anime database aniSearch also features manga and includes countries outside of Asia. Filtered for France as country of origin You can filter for other countries by going to Search Filter>Basics&...
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Can a mangaka continue another mangaka's manga?

Yes, it's possible but isn't easy... If the first mangaka is still alive. Then he/she needs to find someone willing to finish his/her manga, also the publisher needs to agree as well. Then it's ...
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Do manga publishers accept mangas from multiple artists under one pen-name?

I can't imagine why the publishers would not allow that. Historically, it has been done by many writer circles − they publish their works under one pen-name, something the readers can remember easily ...
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Do manga artists draw their comics by hand or use computers?

Just to add up to @Madara's answer. Computers are also used to generate backgrounds. They'll generate wire mesh objects and room, if neccesary they'll apply complicated lighting and shadows (like ...
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