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Do you think Japanese People are the only ones who can become "Manga Artists"?
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Posted 12/3/08

setsuoh wrote:


jhealizzie wrote:

well, i guess only japanese can draw hot bishounens!
hahaha!

westerners drawings are lame! *no offense :)


hmm..; depends...
i don't like skinny bishonens.
i'm not into the conan type either but the bruce lee kind is nice on the eye. jackie chan too (young) so nope, ai yazawa's bishonen are NOT dreamy


well..
are you a girl?
girls DO like bishounen(skinny or not) as long as he's HOT!
(most girls)
but yea', westerners CAN be a mangaka..
but not as good as japanese :)

*my opnion

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nope... my friend's sister is a manga artist... but she had to used a name that seems/ sound japanese and not her real name...
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it just takes dedication,anyone can make manga as long as they have a sense of their work and feel good about what they are doing.I'm currently working on a manga myself.It's a samurai/fantasy called Tentousen here's the link:

http://tentousen-online.synthasite.com
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Posted 12/4/08
well, i disagree on that..
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Only people, even though your not Japanese, as long as you live in Japan or work for Japan (not necessarily live in the country), and writes/draws graphic novels then yes you are considered a mangaka. Anyone can be a graphic artist, but only people who live/work in/for Japan can be mangakas. If you are a graphic artist and live in Korea you are not a mangaka but a manhwaka (I don't know the right term). If your from Taiwan or China you are a manhuaka (Again i don't know the correct term). If your from America and work for America then you are called a graphic novelist or a Comics artist depending on what you are making. The term "manga" literally means "whimsical pictures", it is a *Japanese term* which can be attributed as visual entertainment or basically comics. So a manga artist, no matter what race you are, must work for Japan.
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Posted 12/4/08

deusex2 wrote:

OFCOURSE! Japanese People are the only ones who can make up so much nonsense on a weekly basis without of even checking up on some facts...For the exception of Chuck Norris, who bends the laws on nature with his roundhouse every time before he writes manga.



I never thought I would see a Chuck Norris reference again...oh how I miss those lame and nonsensical jokes...
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Posted 12/4/08

engros wrote:


deusex2 wrote:

OFCOURSE! Japanese People are the only ones who can make up so much nonsense on a weekly basis without of even checking up on some facts...For the exception of Chuck Norris, who bends the laws on nature with his roundhouse every time before he writes manga.



I never thought I would see a Chuck Norris reference again...oh how I miss those lame and nonsensical jokes...


In truth, Chuck Norris started all the Chuck Norris Jokes threads. He did so in order to brainwash the whole world, but overdid it. Now nobody, except for Aaron Norris takes his orders serious
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Posted 12/4/08
I can't answer that, because i know Manga is comic for Japanese artist and Manhwa is Comic for Korean Artist. For outside nationalities they just said comic. But maybe i was wrong
Posted 12/4/08
I think so. I just don't think it looks too good otherwise. Then again, I've never really experimented.
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Posted 12/4/08

Moonlightmegumi wrote:

I've been dreaming of becoming a manga-ka someday but I dont think I'll be, one day..

You see, I'm not a Japanese and I don't live in Japan but making manga someday is really my dream.

So, for the people who are not Japanese and who doesn't live in Japan but wants to be a manga artist someday, do you think Japanese People are the only ones who can become Manga Artists?

No flames please.


you DO know there are manga artist outside of japan don't you? wether its K-manga, Manwha, its all pretty much lumped as manga anyways since its the same thing.
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Posted 12/12/08

riavan wrote:


setsuoh wrote:


riavan wrote:

Indeed, if I wrote a manga, the first thing I would do was give myself a "Japanese author-screen name" sounds weird right? But do you see how many people cry about non-Japanese manga, for reasons right or wrong, you wouldn't want to get caught up in that.


well one of the successful mangakas in japan is french. his name is..benoit something. i read one of his and it's ...good. not your typical naruto-one piece of course, more alongthe lines of tanizaki san


Of course one of the successful mangakas in japan is french, probably something girly and sells very well to those ko-gals who want to say "oh-lala" and "bon appetite".

Generally speaking, people both of the English and Japanese speaking world seem to follow the ideology that "if it's not by a Japanese person then it's not manga." just take a look around at the different threads, it's appalling how silly people are, I disagree very strongly, but they're the people you'd want to market to, since the people saying "english people can be mangaka's too" would still be part of the marketable demographic, regardless of whether you decide to give yourself a Japanese pen name or not.

That's my logic for giving yourself a Japanese pen name and having the format from back to front.

well....





Also, don't triple post, all posts are editable forever on CR, there is no time limit and people/mods will get angry if you keep doing them.



well..; not really. the manga i read from him was around the same kind of pace and style and type of story as ....let's say a scene at the sea. just a slice of life and no bishonen or something. but it's about a stranger in japan, wanting a japanese woman whose heart belongs to another japanese. she agrees to be with him but for as long the other guy is 'occupied'. afterwards she goes to him. not your typical mainstream manga. more like a takahata/ tanizaki type of slice of life.
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Posted 12/12/08
well yeah!!!!!!! i also want to be one of the best ..
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Posted 12/12/08
well i believe that not only japanese can draw manga but i think japanese can draw it better.Well i say if anybody wants to b a mangaka go ahead try it out it doesnt matter if ur not japanese (also i think it might b better just to use a japanese pen name)
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Posted 12/12/08
I have read Korean mangas, so no, you do not have to be Japanese, but it'd be much harder IMHO.
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Posted 12/12/08 , edited 12/12/08
my dream is to become a manga artist
and when i grow up
i'll try to travel to japan !
u know right now im working on my first french manga
and I'm writing the scenario ,( i don't want to look stupid or anything :p)
Mark Crilley is also not japanese and he is a great manga artist !
i want to become like him ! really ! it would be so good !
that's why if i can't travel to japan ( i don't speak japanese ) i would travel to america im sure there is somewhere where i can study manga art or something :p
My sentences are messed up ! but try to understand something !
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