A Definitive Guide to Shonen Jump for Mangaka includes various tips from some of today’s most successful mangaka
Do you like manga and anime and want to try to make a name for yourself in the market? First of all you have to remember that from Manga Plus they now have an initiative in which to facilitate the processand secondly, you will surely be interested in knowing that several of the best mangaka of the moment, and some from years ago, have decided to give a series of tips for newcomers. Yes, all that is in a definitive guide of which several details have been shared.
If you want to be a mangaka, you will do well to consider these tips from professionals
Has been The AnimeHunch Team who has made a small compilation of various tips from mangakas from “One Piece”, “Chainsaw man”, “Bleach” and many other great names that make up the sector. Without further ado, here it goes. of the most interesting thing you will find in “The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga”:
- Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piecesays that you must learn well to choose the phrases that you give to your characters.
- Tatsuki Fujimoto, author of Chainsaw Manrecommends that the explanations be minimal for the reader.
- Kouhei Horikoshi, the man behind My Hero Academiarecommends being very careful about where character dialog is placed at the page structure level.
- Gege Akutami, after Jujutsu Kaisensays that he really likes to be expressive with his art to easily guide the reader’s eyes.
- Koyoharu Gotouge, who created Kimetsu no Yaiba, recommends like Fujimoto-sensei that no matter how complex the universe you are creating, do not go overboard with explanations. It is better to keep everything simple than not to drown the reader with all kinds of concepts that can overwhelm him at first.
- Demizu Posuka, the cartoonist of The Promise Neverlandsays that with your illustrations you must make it clear to the reader what you want them to pay more attention to, and that if for that you have to clearly leave aside other secondary elements, then do so.
- Tite Kubo, author of Bleach, recommends using only horizontal and vertical panels. Remember that at the beginning of his career he was called out for pulling a lot of diagonal panels, and that is something that has always stayed with him.
The book in which to find all this, as I have seen, is available at Amazon service in the USA. In Spain I have not seen it, although that does not mean that it will never be published. Obviously, what you read here is just a small sample of what is included in “The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga”but I really believe that all these tips can be really useful for more than one.