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Do you think non-asians can become mangakas
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19 / F / somewhere snowy
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Posted 10/12/11
watch me.i plan to become a mangaka, not the shitty kinds, y'know? show 'em americans can make something decent, hah
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17 / F / Canada
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Posted 10/12/11
Yes... but the person has to be a really good drawer and can understand and write in japanese.. (...)
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Posted 10/12/11
I'm sure they can! =P
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22 / F / Germany.
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Posted 10/13/11
Whyy not?
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23 / F / There
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Posted 10/18/11
Indeed.
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16 / F / Earth
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Posted 10/18/11
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Posted 10/19/11
Yes, and several have. Some work and reside in japan and use japanese pen-names (some use their birth names) and others in their own countries.
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18 / M / At My House
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Posted 10/19/11
Yes they can be mangakas.take for example Mark Crilley.he's a very good mangaka and is the author of "Miki Falls"
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22 / M / United Kingdom
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Posted 10/19/11 , edited 10/19/11
Well, I'm going to be blunt here - Japan as a nation isn't known for being very warm and loving towards foreign residents.

Is it impossible though? No. For example, the recent generation of Pokémon saw James Turner getting a job at GameFreak and designing six Pokémon (The Vanillite line, the Golett line and Vullaby). Also, there's one American who got his work published in a Japanese manga magazine, although his name slips my mind.

Of course, getting published in Japan is hard in itself, but getting published while you live outside of Japan will be so much harder. I'd say that if you live in Japan, are fluent in Japanese and have talent, you should have a chance. If you live in the west, I'd guess the most you can logically hope for is being published by a company like Yen Press under an OEL label.
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Posted 10/19/11
I don't know about Mangaka, but you can become a Graphic Novelist for sure!
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19 / F / Behind You
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Posted 10/19/11
hmmm... that's a hard question.
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Posted 10/21/11
I think so. But I don't think race has anything to do with it. A good storyline and interesting characters can go hand and hand.
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Posted 11/6/11 , edited 11/6/11
Wait...Wait just a minute. Who says you need to be good in Japanese to become mangakas? Dude, you can draw manga w/o Japanese. People around the world and on the internet can just translate it to their language.
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Posted 9/21/12
Why not? I think everything will be possible. Different style, different story, will attract people which will make you a good mangaka.
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24 / M / England
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Posted 9/21/12
I think anyone can be a manga artist because its the style of the drawing but there are manga out there that doesn't follow the manga style ( Berserk and Vinland Saga )

Saying people outside of Japan cannot be manga artists is like saying that no one but a black man can be a rapper etc.
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