Making a Mangaka: #6 Clamp

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Are four heads better than one?? With roots in fan-made fiction, Clamp have lit up the world of manga with a universe of magic, tragedy and above all, love. But in an industry famous (or infamous) for grueling workloads, handled by a single creative mind, does a creative collective work? This week, I bow down […]

Manga cracker #17 Attack on Titan

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  Attack on Titan   By Hajime Isayama Published by Kodansha 2009 ~   “A boy with a thirst for freedom and revenge, swears to prove himself by annihilating humanity’s worst foe…the mighty Titans!”             Have you ever wondered what the world is like? Ever had a yearning to travel […]

Manga Nutcracker #16

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   Tokyo Ghoul By Sui Ishida Published by Shueisha in Weekly Young Jump Original run September 8, 2011 – September 18, 2014       “ A normal college student is accidentaly turned into a half-ghoul,  condemned to surviving on human flesh, he must juggle his previous life with the new the new fate that he was […]

Making a Mangaka: #4 Eiichiro Oda

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Eiichiro Oda was born into “Wasamon”. The Kumamoto native kicked off his career in comedic style with a brief appearance in Yudetamago’s madcap comedy, Kinnikuman. From these humble, fanboy beginnings to becoming the undisputed king of manga, just what is Oda sensei’s secret? This week, I hoist the flag and set sail into the surreal […]

mangacracker #15

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  Witch Hat Atelier Shirahama Kamome Published by: Kodansha 2016 – Present     “A curious girl, embarks on a magical journey to save her Mother.”           If you enjoy the fantasy genre, you will definitely fall in love with Witch Hat Atelier! This magical manga begins with Coco, a quiet […]

Making a Mangaka: #3 Naoko Takeuchi

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Manga, particularly Shojo manga had a relatively small following around the world, only read by those in the know who craved the entertaining stories pouring out of Japan. But all that changed in the early 90’s, when a Shojo character changed the world forever. Naoko Takeuchi created a character that screamed Girl Power, way before […]

Mangacracker #14

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Humans, talking animais, androids, dinosaurs, aliens, demons… the list goes on and on. Have you ever wonder how it was possible to weave so many different characters into one story? Well, Dragon Ball is most definitely the master of this challenge. With innovative scenarios and an amazing world setting, Dragonball was able bring a never […]

Making a Mangaka: #2 Tsukasa Hojo

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This week, I look to one of our own. Hojo sensei, one of the founders of COAMIX, has built an illustrious career that boarders on the cinematic. With Femme Fatale’s aplenty, the Manga Master has made liberal use of classic movie tropes that shine a light on the good, the bad and the ugly of […]

Manga nutcracker #13

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Have you ever felt tired of all those goody goody protagonist ? Positive and good hearted characters might be the best choice as a protagonist, but if you want to create a unique character, you should know of more qualities that give the depth and realness that you were looking for! For that what would […]