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Yes, yes i have. I also want to write/make a video game for nintendo. Sigh, my dreams are a little much to even seem realistic.
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I have thought about making my own manga and/or anime.
I have the talent for drawing and I can write a decent story (if I'm in the mood).

I actually have a (unrealistic) dream of writing a story for Square Enix or any gaming company. I've always wanted to turn my story into a game.

I'd stay away from the subject of love, I mean there are countless stories about love, does the world really need any more love stories? And as someone who's never been in love, I just think it's stupid to write about something I've never experienced.

If I were to write a story, it would probably be about the difference between lower class citizens and higher class citizens or personal struggles with one's life.




I am actually working on a manga right now and have been wanting to work on something different at the same time. I helped one done a short story for a game for a friend a while back I'm also in need of an artist so maybe you can help me in that category for some cash or something
Hit me up, yea @thatdudedizzle (Instagram) @TRD2087(aol)
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Have you thought about making your own manga.
I have thought and went on to creating my own manga. I believe that I have the talent in writing but sadly have no talent in drawing. However I've started taking drawing classes and have a complete bio and list of characters.



What type of manga would you write about?
A shoujo. Mainly about conquest and adventure with some mild comedy and expostion.


People make manga's outisde from just Japan, if you had the choice, would you continue to do manga from where you live or go to Japan.
I would go to Japan for sometime because hey that's the home of manga, plus it would be one hell of a experience. I doubt that I'd live there forever, but it would be nice to go there and learn from other artist and authors.
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Posted 6/21/13
I'd love to see my stories as manga or anime, though I have no skill at manga drawing. My bro is great at drawing, while I excel at designing stories, characters and giving backstory/developments. We thought about joining forces, though it didn't take off the ground, despite interesting stories/characters we came up with together.

I'd love to visit japan, but I prefer to stay here. Can't imagine living out of the uk.

I create stories for sci-fi/action/supernatural/tragedy/horror/fantasy/adventure/noir/mysteryromcom (only one at mo).
Weirdly I write fantasy/supernatural better over sci-fi, when sci-fi is my favourite genre.
Ultimately, my stories show the darker side of human nature/reality/imagination! Which is why my villains are so sadistic/twisted or more accurately, the very definition of what true evil is about!
Thus, it deals with what is right and wrong, how far are you willing to go for your reasons, when will corruption sink in, where do we go after life and why humans always fight against all odds.
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Have I thought about making my own manga?
Yes but I realized that if I drew it myself, it would look more of a cartoon. I would rather write light novels though. I've always loved listening AND telling stories. Might as well try my hand on crafting my own.

What type of manga would I write about?
I would do a shounen school life drama with a bit of the supernatural side. I would consider it a success if my work would move at least one person to tears. <3

Would I rather go to Japan to continue making my manga?
I'd go there for a vacation, sure. However, unless manga is the only factor that's keeping me there, I'd rather not. Not trying to be offensive but they do tend to be a little.. nationalistic. There's lots of accounts that they don't take too kindly of foreigners. xD

I've actually thought about this a lot years ago. I ended up giving up on making my own manga. Instead, it gave birth to a dream of mine which is to publish my own Picture Book. The kind which would appeal to children yet stir the emotions of the adults reading it to them.
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Have you thought about making your own manga.

Of course, it's the artist's dream! I'm a creative writer at heart, and I've written quite a few light novels (unpublished but for my own enjoyment). All I need is an artist willing to go along with my silly ideas. :)

What type of manga would you write about?

Lots of different types. For years, I didn't want to limit myself to just certain types of stories, so I've done a whole gamut of different genres. Right now, I'm wrapping up a sci-fi series, planning a comedy/spy action series, and even have ideas to create a series for guys that have all the characteristics of shoujo.

People make manga's outisde from just Japan, if you had the choice, would you continue to do manga from where you live or go to Japan.

Living in Japan as an immigrant comes with a whole host of problems, even if you're oriental like me. I went there once as a child and I would visit again, but I'm pretty good where I am in the frigid north (Canada). Japan's summers are way too hot for my tastes!


natsume665 wrote:

I would do a shounen school life drama with a bit of the supernatural side. I would consider it a success if my work would move at least one person to tears. <3


Moved to tears? I would totally read that. :D


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Yes, yes i have. I also want to write/make a video game for nintendo. Sigh, my dreams are a little much to even seem realistic.


Don't be hard on yourself. Read this and be inspired instead: http://otakujournalist.com/why-you-dont-have-your-geek-dream-job/
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cupcake_love wrote:

Have you thought about making your own manga.

What type of manga would you write about?

People make manga's outisde from just Japan, if you had the choice, would you continue to do manga from where you live or go to Japan.

1. My thoughts have been making an anime or game right from the start. But now that i've watched a great deal of animes i know that they often start out as Light Novels or Mangas before being turned into Anime. So to the question: NO. But, right now i'm thinking of how to write a novel. And what format i should do it in, light novel, a whole book, web novel or something else... Biggest problem is, not having an audience which makes me uninterested in starting to write. But i'll try to get over that mental obstacle by either getting a small fanbase somehow or just watching anime while writing, so i feel accompanied by the characters.

2. Alternate reality. Supernatural. Human modification. Political.
I don't usually watch heavy things like this without comedy mixed in. But i don't know how to write comedy intentionally... In a way, i'd do it like Gundam and Deathnote - but instead of robots or legends i do it with cyborgs and bio modified beings.


3. Never seen one outside of Japan that got famous. It'd help me to know where to find those for sure... Same goes for light and web novels. It seems that is mostly popular in Japan. West seems to have the mainstream market targeted on 100 page novels and comic books. Though i guess some people would call "Comic book" for "W-Manga"...
Well i'd stay where i'd be most appreciated. Hopefully i can make western people like high-creative work but mostly that's popular in Japan. Hence why they're usually called "crazy" by mainstream westerners, i believe. So either i'll make everyone imaginative with me, or i'll go to Japan where it's already accepted and even popular! :D

Huh i can't take away the "cupcake" wrote bubble... This is all written by me, just wanted to quote the questions themselves.
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I have considered writing my own manga, I need to learn to increase my drawing abilities about ten fold in order to do anything good though.
I know what I would make the story be about I have an fairly good idea and have been thinking the plot out though mostly the characters.
I would not move to Japan simply to make my manga series, if people are going to judge my work based on where it's published from they would probably judge it (and me) simply on the fact that I am not Japanese, so I would stay where I am an do what I can
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Posted 7/9/13
I did for a little while using Comipo: http://hachiblue.thecomicseries.com/
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Posted 7/15/13
I've always wanted to make one myself, and I even thought some stories I've thought up were manga material. buuuut, I'm not good at drawing anything other than portraits, and that doesn't exactly get you far in making manga.......
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Posted 7/15/13
I Want to, but it would look nothing like a Manga. Maybe a Graphic Novel is what it'd look like, give or take.
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Have you thought about making your own manga?


Yeah, I thought of making my own manga, hopefully with the help of my friends, because I know good friends who can draw way better than me. If I just put my mind to it and act, I can actually make a good, solid manga in a year or two.

What type of manga would you write about?
Strangely, I've always wanted to make something philosophical but weird, like mixing Serial Experiments Lain with Ulysses . I know it probably won't be popular, but it's something different than the ecchi/harem manga and the lovey-dovey-wovey manga that is flooding the mainstream. Basically, I want my manga to be unique.

People make manga outside from Japan. If you had the choice, would you continue to make manga from where you live, or go to Japan?
I don't see how a change in location can completely affect my manga; however, I personally would love the change in scenery. Yeah, I'd love to make manga in Japan, but I certainly would not be comfortable living there. As a Paraguayan-Honduran teenager, I'd probably stick out like an half-hammered nail in Japan. Not that it would completely bother me, but I personally don't like it when people stare at me.
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If I were to make a Manga, I don't care where I would Be at. I could go to Italy and still make my own Manga over there. You don't need a change in location just to make a Manga, but you need a change of enviorment for the feeling of your Manga. If I were to write and draw a manga in Italy, The mood of the Manga would change where ever my Locale is from being at the Amalfi Coast to Venice. My Characters would probably be Italian to an extent, but my Main Characters would be of different race or same, Like Kishi's Mario, Have Italian, Half Japanese.

What I wouldn't do when making a Manga is put long ancient history to fill up plotholes like Naruto(Seriously, the whole Uchiha vs. Senju Clan history was just kinda there for the sake of filling in plotholes).

What makes a good story is what the story needs to make it feel complete or even well written with Characters. If it is a story about a power struggle between cosmetic gods that can bend reality, what do the people in the universe need to do stop this conflict? If the story is about a psychological being torturing the young mind of a teenager in highschool, how is the teenager going act with certain characters like his family or his love interest when he is under mind raking torture every second of his life and how long can he keep his pain intact before he breaks?

That is what you need. I rather have 2, just 2 characters in the whole entire story that are developed to their fullest instead of 50 characters that only get a fraction of the development when 5 other characters are overdeveloped(The big 3 can't escape this).

In my mind, that is what makes a great story, in any form of entertainment.

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I have considered writing my own manga, I need to learn to increase my drawing abilities about ten fold in order to do anything good though.
I know what I would make the story be about I have an fairly good idea and have been thinking the plot out though mostly the characters.
I would not move to Japan simply to make my manga series, if people are going to judge my work based on where it's published from they would probably judge it (and me) simply on the fact that I am not Japanese, so I would stay where I am an do what I can


Same here. So, I'm going to write my idea as a novel first and then see where that goes.
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Have you thought about making your own manga?

I have always thought about creating my own anime/manga, it is something that would be awesome for me to do sometime in my life.

What type of manga would you write about?

Basically the typical action and romance type manga.

People make manga's outside from just Japan, if you had the choice, would you continue to do manga from where you live or go to Japan.


It would be cool to live in Japan and do it there, so I would do it if I had the opportunity
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