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Do you think Japanese People are the only ones who can become "Manga Artists"?
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18 / F / Wonderland
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Posted 10/24/09
I don't agree at all >_<
I mean, I'm half japanese, and I don't think that manga is only japanese
sure, maybe some people may criticize you
but don't pay attention to them!
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Posted 2/2/10 , edited 2/2/10
hmm, manga IS japanese 'comics', japanese language comics mainly targeting japanese people.
so if your comic isn't in japanese, i wouldn't consider it as a manga.
so japanese aren't the ones who become mangaka, but they usually are because they know the language, culture and what the audience likes.
nothing wrong with drawing manga-styled comics though.

also, the thing about koreans drawing manwha, making them manga artists, no, it makes them manwha artists.
koreans who draw manga, are mangakas.
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Posted 2/27/10
No, I love to draw manga, and since it may be your dream to become a manga artist, anything can happen with a dream! Don't think that only Japanese people can create manga, push your dream to the limit.
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20 / F / philippines
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Posted 2/27/10
i don't think that only japanese can.... i don't believe in that...
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Posted 2/27/10
Anyone can make mangas. There are Chinese and Korean mangas. Strangely Courtney Love is some-what one since she did the Princess Ai manga, but probably only helped with the story line instead of drawing, not sure.
My two friends aren't Japanese, or Korean, or Chinese, and they're currently making a manga.
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28 / M / Grand Forks, ND
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Posted 2/27/10
...people.
"Manga" is Japanese for comics. "Mangaka" is Japanese for "Comic creator".

So yes, you can become a comic creator and create comics.

The words, as used in English and most other languages, however, refer specifically to "Japanese comics". Your comics aren't Japanese when you make them simply because you want them to be.

Also, no, there's no Chinese and Korean "manga". Their comics are called "manhua" and "manhwa" respectively.
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22 / F / France
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Posted 2/28/10
well for my point of view I thin kthe japanese mangakaka are still the best in drawings and the stories full of imagination plus I love their tradition eventhough I can tell you to give up in the contrast you can impose yourself & maybe you talent will progress firstly you imitate them & little by little you will have your creation by yourself this way we will know a famous author other than the japanese so I'm hoping for you a best future full of developments[/b]
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28 / M / around the corner...
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Posted 2/28/10
u kn wat.. not only japanes can make "manga" tho the term is applyed when a japanese comic is produced they call it manga.. well theres alot of other place or time u can apply this term.. unlike the US "comics"...

my point is that.. manga is a style.. cuz theres manga prduced in taiwan, korea, china... i kn the taiwan n china kongi wording for manga is the same as the japanese ones.. tho its pernounce differntly but w/e.. i wanna take a point on this.. for example the tital "1/2 prince" is produce by taiwan just like all or most manga.. it came in novals first.. korea they have lots of titals thats made into manga ex: "curse sword" well thats the translated tital for the US..

as for the US style "comic" its more like a semi/ near realistc drawings.. any one of u ever red "marval vs. capcomp" , "x-men" etc. would understand wat i ment..

tho these terms can varie when u see sertin titals fore ex "fist of nordern star" from japan.. yes very realistc but.. its hard to judge how should we lable this tital under.. comic or manga.. since its from japan.. i guess most pplz would say its a manga.. lol..

@AdamantBMage : u got a point there.. but if u come down to it its still just a lable.. for ur work.. or the type of work.. depends if u wanna lable it white, asian.. or... etc.. *if offance taken i m sorry*

in short i forgot wat i was saying.. lol..
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22 / F / London
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Posted 2/28/10
I also want to be a manga artist and do various mangas in Japanese as I'm learning the language through some lessons I'm doing, and I want to go to Japan and try to sign up for some publishing company, although I'm not Japanese.
Posted 2/28/10
anime and manga are an art.
Any person can draw art.
it may not be the best, but it's still art.

even if manga is more detailed than other western comics, it's still a black and white comic book.
If you think about it this way, no 2 manga artists draw the same.
So it's impossible for a person to say that the difference between the two is that manga characters have bigger eyes or something like that because not all mangakas do that.

ANYONE can be an amateur mangaka. It just depends if it's good or not
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Posted 2/28/10
Yeah, pretty much
Posted 3/1/10
Anyone can draw manga. There's no "rule" that prevents you from doing so but to become a mangaka in japan is no easy walk in the park, especially if you're foreign. Since there's no shortage of Japanese trying to get into the manga business hiring someone who can't even fully grasp the language is going to be more effort than it's worth for the publishers. You'd also need have a pretty exceptional talent (there are thousands who all think their art/story/script will be unique and more exceptional than the next person's), promote your art to various websites, companies, art conventions etc. It's not IMPOSSIBLE but it is going to take time and serious effort from the person interested. (getting japanese citizenship isn't exactly easy either).

However, as others have mentioned before, manga is growing steadily popular in other countries. I'm not sure what the rules are in each country but it's probably easier to become a manga artist working for a company that's based somewhere where you live.
Posted 3/2/10
Part of what makes manga and anime so special is the culture. The way the schools are set with clubs, the cities and stuff like that. Basically what i'm saying if the arts not good, i won't read it. and if the story isn't interest i won't read it.

What most people don't know is being a manga artist is Japan is a gamble. readers vote on their favorite mangas, the least popular mangas are canceled. People like mark crilley who made mikky falls, had his story planned, but in Japan popular series can go on for years. Did you know One piece's creator only planned the manga one piece to last for 5 years, its been around for over 12. America lacks the completion manga artist need in order to become better.
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18 / F / PHILIPPINES
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Posted 3/3/10
I dont think so~ ^^ but, they're definitely the one who made manga/anime popular so yeah~ they're the originals:)~ ^^ hehe~^^ but, anybody can be manga artist..
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Posted 3/24/10
I doubt nationality matters in terms of comic genre. I'm pretty sure those that possess the skill and drive can be a mangaka regardless of where they're from.
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