Someone e-mailed me recently, asking a lot of questions about how one goes about becoming a Mangaka. I am not a professor of the subject, but I have picked up a lot from freetalks of various Mangaka I have read. (Especially from Sakura Momoko).
If any of you aspire to be a Mangaka (or are just interested to know how people become Mangaka), read on… ^_-
This article was originally written by Nomiko [i_love_tasuki at juno.com]. It was meant to be a guide to people who want to become MANGAKA in Japan, but it still interesting to learn how Japanese people have to develop themselves to become professional artists. Please feel free to comment - what do you think it takes to become a mangaka nowadays???