How do you feel about Non-Japanese "mangaka"? (14)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-02-19 01:12 ID:+JUxX4Nq This thread was merged from the former /manga/ board. You can view the archive here.

Honestly, non-Japanese "mangaka" have the ability to write or draw something as good or as bad as and Japanese does, however I do think that if you are not Japanese, then you cannot call yourself "mangaka". What do you think?

2 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-02-23 21:05 ID:Heaven

I think they should just call themselves "comic book artists". There's no shame in it. Manga is Japanese, just as manhua is Chinese or manhwa is Korean. Feel free to describe your comics as "manga-inspired" but you are not a mangaka and your comics are not manga.

3 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-03-09 05:29 ID:t190SgGA

If it's not japanese it's simple not manga.

4 Name: Anime GAL : 2012-04-05 02:50 ID:gLWBvqfO

hey i'm not japanese ! well there is a point there but I learn in the Japanese style! I got in to manga and anime in grade 4 I was learning Japanese and I was the top student at my primary school with japanese! It is my dream to go to japan and I can't wait till the school excursion to japan YEEESSS!!! so I respect the japanese way lolz I really REALLY hope that I won't be a bad artist!

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5 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-05-25 23:14 ID:K611XJ8y


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6 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-05-26 19:14 ID:Heaven

We'll add to the "ironically japanophile and obnoxious" pile.

7 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-05-30 18:16 ID:Heaven

Please don't be real. Please don't be real. Please don't be real.

8 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-07-20 02:17 ID:EdOS7zOd

All manga are comics and all comics are manga. They're the same thing, and that also applies to cartoonists; all cartoonists are considered mangaka in Japan, whereas the West would call a mangaka a cartoonist.

But Western artists do need to stop calling themselves "mangaka" if all they draw is comics with a "manga" aesthetic. It's foolish.

9 Name: Sakura : 2012-08-22 15:08 ID:xK14NS6R

It doesnt matter if the actual mangaka is japanese because its all about the art form. If someone uses a japanese style of drawing to draw a "comic book" whether their mexican white or japanese it stops being a comic book and starts being a manga because of the art form thats used. A mangaka is simply an artist/author of the manga. This is like asking is a novel still a novel i a japanese person is the author? It's really stupid...

10 Name: ジャパニーズ : 2012-08-25 08:37 ID:o0wzD5KY


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11 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-28 03:52 ID:iuzNbyno

This looks off to me. I can't place my finger on it but there is always something a little off about all the Japanese inspired comics I have seen by western artists. Maybe it's the ink work. There is just some depth missing there. The backgrounds are bad too, pretty much missing most of the time. The scenery is one of the best parts of Manga.

12 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-08-30 19:38 ID:Heaven

there's no such thing as a "manga style".

13 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2012-09-08 15:09 ID:Heaven

What if it's in the style of manga? In fact I have no problem with Western comic artist describing their work as "manga style", as long as they don't actually call it "manga" (because, by definition, it isn't).

14 Name: nene : 2013-06-13 18:01 ID:6aokDls2

Well, maybe I won't sell my 'American manga' to those who be hatein

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