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Japan 110 Final Presentation

Alexander Foerster

on 11 May 2011

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Transcript of Manga

Manga How Manga is Made Introduction to Modern Manga Types of Manga Alexander Foerster - Andrew Jones - Grant Gorgen Famous Mangaka Popular Manga in Japan vs America Osamu Tezuka
Born November 3rd 1928 in Toyonaka City, Osaka
Eldest of three children
Exposed to manga and animation at a young age
Licensed physician
Father, god, legend of manga
"Tetsuwan Atom" (Astro Boy), "Princess Knight", "Black Jack", and "Adolph" Akira Toriyama
Born April 5th 1955 in Kiyosu, Aichi
Influenced by Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, Walt Disney and Jackie Chan's early movies
Worked with his friend Oda Eiichiro on a one-shot manga: "Cross Epoch"
Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for Dr. Slump for best shōnen or shōjo manga series of the year
Most famous for the Dragon Ball series Mangaka is the Japanese word for a comic artist or cartoonist Takahashi Rumiko
Born October 10th 1957 in Niigata, Japan
Studied at Gekiga Sonjuku, a manga school founded by Kazuo Koike (artist and writer of the mangas Lone Wolf and Cub, Crying Freeman and Lady Snowblood)
She was greatly influenced by Kazuo Koike
Her first two mangas: "Urusei Yatsura", "Maison Ikkoku"
Other known mangas: "Ranma 1/2" and "Inuyasha" Eiichiro Oda
January 1st 1975 in Kumamoto, Japan
Aspired to become a manga artist from childhood
Influenced by Akira Toriyama
Worked Akira Toriyama on "Cross Epoch"
Worked as an assistant artist for Nobuhiro Watsuki on the manga "Rurouni Kenshin"
Early work: "Kinnikuman", "Wanted!"
"Wanted!" won him several awards inlcuding 2nd place in the Tezuka manga awards Japan American 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Doraemon
For very young children
Teaching children how to behave
Stand-alone stories Ouran High School Host Club
Targeted to females between 10-18
Often strong focus on human and romantic relationships and emotions Fullmetal Alchemist
Targeted to males between 10-18
Typically has high-action, often humorous plots featuring male protagonists
Shows teamwork between boys and men (sports, fighting teams)
Optional: Attractive female characters with exaggerated features Loveless
Targeted to females between 15-40's
Most tend to be about everyday experiences of women lives
Mostly portray realistic romance, instead of idealized romance Ghost in the Shell
Targeted to males between 18-40's
Stronger emphasis on realism over shōnen
Focuses on storyline and character development Seinen Josei  Shoōnen Shōojo Kodomo Mangakas start with a "storyboard", either text summaries or rough sketches of what the scene is supposed to be.
The "storyboards" are submitted to an editor to be approved.
The editor gives cirticism and advice
Mangaka then draw the scene, starting rough, then the details and text boxes. 
Chapters are then submitted to the magazine. Once enough chapters have been published, they'll be compiled into a book that can be sold in stores. How manga is Created Mangaka's editor Ensures that the manga is being produced at an even pace and that deadlines are met
Makes sure that the manga stays up to company standards
Often makes storyline edits and suggestions
Helps mangaka oversee anime versions of their characters and action figure designs Assistants' duties varies based on mangaka's preferences
Some fill in all the details for the mangaka
Often are assigned specific detail tasks (vehicles, backgrounds, plants)
Almost never assist with plot Mangaka's assistants In the forefront of this period are to manga series and characters that influenced much of the future history of manga. Manga = whimsical sketches USA restricts Japan
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