Mangaka (漫画家) is the term used to define a person who makes, draws or creates stories, for manga. In the West, it is correct to define them as a designer, illustrator and screenwriter, but with the otaku culture, the term started to be used frequently.
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What is a mangaka's routine like?
Their routine is really difficult, it is necessary to say goodbye to almost everything that is not manga, little sleep and regular schedules. Being a mangaka is the dream of many (I also dream about it), but few have what it takes to do it, sacrifices are necessary, and if you're not willing to say goodbye to your free time, then give it up.
A mangaka who has his weekly manga, makes between 15 and 30 pages, this is already a large number, and one with a monthly release, makes between 40 and 60 pages, that is, a lot of work and dedication to be deposited. But for sure, mangaka do their work with great pleasure, because they know that there are people who value and admire their work, as I feel when writing this article.
How much does a mangaka make?
According to research carried out by me, a beginner mangaka earns an average of 9000円 and between 13000 円, something around R$298.28 and R$431.00 per published page. This is very relative, the price can vary from mangaka to mangaka, with time and the popularity of the manga, the value can reach much higher numbers.
A mangaka like Eiichiro Oda, author of One Piece, earns around 170 Million (R$3.7Million) yen, and a lesser-known mangaka earns nearly 2.8 Million yen (R$60,000.00).
mangaka Yuu Kamiya
Lucas Thiago Furukawa or his pseudonym as Yuu Kamiya, one of the first Brazilian mangaka to be successful in Japan, he was the creator of the light novel No game No life. Yuu lived in Brazil until he was 7 years old, and from an early age he liked to draw, when he arrived in Japan he barely knew the language, but he was a boy who liked video games, manga, anime and among others, it was like this that he was learning the language, and every day he perfected his techniques and knowledge.
Yuu Kamiya only gained strength as a mangaka when he did work as an illustrator for the work "Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi", this was the crucial point for his career, and after this work, he started with his own authorship, with great successes such as, EArTh, No Game No Life and Greed Packet Unlimited.
Yuu is not just a mangaka, but a famous light novel author and illustrator. Yuu is respected nowadays, and it was with a lot of effort and dedication that he managed to get where he is, so don't give up on your dreams, be it hard or easy.