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SMAC! Web Magazine

Q: What’s the best part about being an editor?

By @anotherdeadartist via Instagram

I’ve been a manga editor for 6 years and during that time, I’ve read countless manga “names”. From the mist interesting and entertaining to the most disappointing, we manga editors read A LOT of “names”.

A particularly fulling aspect of the job, is receiving a “name” that we initially found uninteresting, but when discussed in person with the mangaka, we find ways of improving that surpasses all our expectations. It’s moments like that when both editor and mangaka come together and create something we’re both fully behind that makes being a manga editor so rewarding.


Tsuyoshi Tanaka

Tsuyoshi Tanaka