Do most manga's with original anime design come out big?
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There are a select few mangas that have become popular.
All of them and there honorable mangakas have this originality attraction and pull the readers. Alot of them become great enough to be animated.

Does it take a long time to get noticed as a mangaka?
Do you ever look back at the first works of mangkas and see a evolution of steps to how they draw today or have they changed not at all or even slighty?

Does attractive drawings versus original character design pulls you in?

Though every mangka prides in their work and to be different. Seem like a long race to be on top.

I mean clamp was a doujinshi group and they are world renowned now.
Arina Tanemura debuted through Ribbon comics and her art didn't look much different at first from other running shoujo series but she changed her style and became big. Simple to detailed as I noticed.

Though Im leaving out how art has to flow with the story and if the story is trash the manga will fail.
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Just like being an author, it takes a good story and a lot of luck to get noticed by an editor and published.

Sometimes you can see a mangaka slowly getting better at drawing throughout the same published volume, hellsing, kurosagi cds are both examples of this. Zombie powder (by tite kubo [bleach]) actually has a bunch of his old manga chapters included and you can see how terribly bad he used to be, kind of makes you feel better.

Attractive drawings, it really depends on your style and market, obviously shonen has a very different character design to most shoujo. Some character designs, like clamps obviously pull people in (mainly girls) and some artists (once again tite kubo) don't really worry too much about the character designs looking attractive at all (except for giving all the girls massive boobs?).

I don't think it's a long 'race' to the top, it's part skill and part luck.

Yeah a lot of groups start out doing doujinshi, all that means is that they were making comics together and self publishing before they got picked up and serialized.

If you look at tokyopop's manga pilots on their site, you'll see how important a story really is, there is some amazing artists who just can't write a story for s**t.

Obviously the international manga market is smaller than in Japan, but we have a few companies like Diamond distributors who are more than willing to take a look at any self published manga and deem for themselves if it's worthy of being sold by them.

You might like the anime/manga named "doujin work" and even more so since you mention hentai (not that it is hentai itself)
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There are though artists with writers though. I just never knew how it worked if one person did the story and art since it just seems like alot of work to me.
Yes skill and luck seem a better way of saying it.
Hentai is a big money maker too....
Thank you for the insight. I wondered how doujinshi is even legal to be made but I dont complain cause I like them alot.
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KailaOceano wrote:

There are though artists with writers though. I just never knew how it worked if one person did the story and art since it just seems like alot of work to me.
Yes skill and luck seem a better way of saying it.
Hentai is a big money maker too....
Thank you for the insight. I wondered how doujinshi is even legal to be made but I dont complain cause I like them alot.


Fan-Doujinshi wouldn't be legal at all in most countries, Japan has some sort of copyright breach which allows them to get away with it. The term Doujinshi just means self published manga, it actually dosn't mean just the doujinshi that 'steal' from real manga/anime series series. Obviously it's a lot more profitable in Japan once again.

Onto your first comment, strangely enough a lot of the more profitable series are only made by one person. Of course, what I find to be weird/stupid is that they normally have "assistants" doing half the work who never get mentioned ever. A lot of series seem to have about 3-4 "assistants", I don't know how some mangaka sleep at night with only their name on the cover.
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