Can I become a mangaka without being japanese?

Tyler Garcia
Tyler Garcia

Can I become a mangaka without being japanese?

Wyatt Collins
Wyatt Collins

Yes, but likely not a well known one.

Try coming up with your own style rather than biting off manga.

Colton Baker
Colton Baker

Boichi is a gook and publishes in WSJ

Xavier James
Xavier James

he can't speak japanese
he can't write
he can't draw
yet he still wants to draw comics for the japanese market

Andrew Edwards
Andrew Edwards

post your work

Owen Watson
Owen Watson

What is Scott Pilgrim

Juan Hughes
Juan Hughes

You can but I don't see why you should. There are plenty of western comics that blend Japanese artstyles with western ones that look nice, why not try doing that yourself? Come up with your own blend and release something here that might get picked up in Japan as well.

Lucas Robinson
Lucas Robinson

As long as you can write in Japanese, sure.

I'd also help to understand the "real" Japanese culture and not the one that anime presents you.

Anthony Bell
Anthony Bell

Use Japanese translating staff

Elijah Allen
Elijah Allen

We call those comic book artists.

Henry Rogers
Henry Rogers

What is Da Hootch

John Powell
John Powell

Like any artistic endeavor, the problem is getting recognition in the field so that people want to publish your work.
You're competing with people who speak the language and are native to the culture, so unless you have amazing skills there's no reason why your work would get singled out before any of the thousands of native Japanese would-be mangaka.

Justin Adams
Justin Adams

You don't have to be Japanese but you need to be pretty fluent in the language. There are even college exchange programs to get into drawing manga if you know enough Japanese to live there.

Elijah Ward
Elijah Ward

Shindol is a half jap and lives in NYC so yeah.

Nolan Jackson
Nolan Jackson

Maybe, but it would be hard. Manga industry is very conservative. First try to web comics or doujinshis.

Elijah Butler
Elijah Butler

Just draw a manga using a sketch book or using computer program.
I'm currently learning, I might post my work on Sup Forums someday.

Bentley Reed
Bentley Reed

Only porn.

Josiah Watson
Josiah Watson

You need to be very fluent on moonglyphs to be a mangaka.
The other option is doing pseudo-manga and publishing it through Image or any other hipster comic press.

Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson

Many of illustrators/artists are not Japanese.
The problem is you need to know how their shit works, like language, habits, etc.

Gavin Price
Gavin Price

Just make english animu-style comics. Plenty of people lap that shit up.
Just look at Avatar or RWBY.

Ethan Price
Ethan Price

I'd say yes if you were based out of and published in Japan and wrote in Japanese. Good luck.

Cameron Allen
Cameron Allen

Even the Japs seem to love RWBY.

Jayden King
Jayden King

Japanese have notoriously shit taste, so that sounds about right

Ayden Garcia
Ayden Garcia

Nani the fuck did you just fucking iimasu about watashi, you chiisai bitch desuka? Watashi’ll have anata know that watashi graduated top of my class in Nihongo 3, and watashi’ve been involved in iroirona Nihongo tutoring sessions, and watashi have over sanbyaku perfect test scores. Watashi am trained in kanji, and watashi is the top letter writer in all of southern California. Anata are nothing to watashi but just another weaboo. Watashi will korosu anata the fuck out with vocabulary the likes of which has never been mimasu’d before on this continent, mark watashino fucking words. Anata thinks anata can get away with hanashimasing that kuso to watashi over the intaaneto? Omou again, fucker. As we hanashimasu, watashi am contacting watashino secret netto of otakus across the USA, and anatano IP is being traced right now so you better junbishimasu for the ame, ujimushi. The ame that korosu’s the pathetic chiisai thing anata calls anatano life. You’re fucking shinimashita’d, akachan.

Isaiah Wright
Isaiah Wright

What is megatokyo

Aaron Hughes
Aaron Hughes

I think this copypasta has more instances of watashi in it than conjunctions

Jace Harris
Jace Harris

This image screams early newgrounds and devianart to me.

Levi Roberts
Levi Roberts

It's from like 2002-5 so yes

Mason Davis
Mason Davis

Yuu Kamiya is BR and has a light novel, manga and anime, so yes.

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