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Thanks for your replies guys. I decided to let the pieces separate themselves. Today I finished writing out the plot points for Lunar Legend (tentative title) which was the sci-fi influence on my Trilogy and is now going to be a standalone novel. The other parts with the dragons and streampunk pirates are now sci-fi free though I am still debating on whether or not to split them again. We'll see and in the mean time I will work on correcting my story threads...

Sometimes it's best to keep things simple. The more complicated you make it the harder it is to keep it together.

Sounds awesome. Seems that you made a logical, yet hard, decision. Definitely interested in seeing the end products for both.


General Discussion / Re: How To Be Successful As A Manga Artist
« on: July 26, 2017, 10:22:11 AM »
@Faramous. I noticed you couldn't tell I was being facetious and shallow with my response. I assume you were being cheeky with your request for "empirical and objective evidence... [for an] instant-win solution" since who would give out a 100% success rate formula for free?

this has nothing to do with Manga or story telling but there is this guy, Mr. Happy, as they call him, and he pumps out episode clips of American cartoons. Each gets like 50,000+ views. He puts ads on them and makes money off doing that. It's estimated he makes 5000 USD a month alone just doing that. Knowing this, it kind of makes me bummed out.

To go back on topic. Of course "keep on keeping on" until you can't "keep on keeping on," but if you reach that point just  "keep on keeping on."

P.S. Mayweather is going to knock out Conor McGregor first round  ;)

You're right, I couldn't tell! And I was definitely being cheeky with my request :D

Yeah I've seen a few channels like that. The ones that make you wish you'd thought of that idea!! Fair play to them for finding something like that to tap in to. I remember the real Mr. Happy from when I was a kid.

Re: Mayweather knocking McGregor out first round... I will be so disappointed if you're right. August 27th I need to remember to come back to this thread to review :D
You know, the odds are against him, but I'm holding out hope for McGregor ;) Those guys are so rich.....

General Discussion / Re: How To Be Successful As A Manga Artist
« on: July 26, 2017, 08:32:44 AM »
@mahluandmilk + Faramous

Cliche answer guys. We are are talking about immediate "U.S." styled results  :tongue:

If reaction videos can get 20,000 + subscribers, a talented reviewer/ actual content creator can make a name for themselves. Here is what I have noticed, if you talk about what people want, you will get a following. Right now it's Anti-SJW. So, make your story Anti-SJW.

I disagree. Cliché states that the thought is unoriginal or excessively used. The question was pertaining to being successful, as well as making it a career in the United States. There is no "quick win" solution. Even pumping out YouTube content requires time and effort, even if you do tailor to the buzz theme of the time.

I mean if there is empirical and objective evidence to suggest there is an instant-win solution then I'm game, so please point me to where it's worked before!

To be honest, the methods you stated in your post earlier do have some merit to them. I think that it's important for a person to understand that there is no one shot win option though. There are other avenues that need to be considered too before embarking on a journey of such magnitude. Pierce Brown, for example, didn't achieve success by building a following and then mentioning he's an author. He suffered lots of rejection before finally getting somewhere with his work, and is now talking about movie deals as a result!


General Discussion / Re: How To Be Successful As A Manga Artist
« on: July 26, 2017, 05:04:43 AM »
Being successful can and will sometimes be harder than that.
1. If you don't like something in your work or in yourself, change it.
2. When you want to give up, push harder.
3. If you feel inadequate, practice a thousand more times. Not an exaggeration.
4. When you inevitably find yourself up in the middle of the night scared to death and wondering if it's worth it, remind yourself that this is the choice you made and it's your responsibility to see it through.
5. Network yourself, promote yourself, get to know people, etc. No one can make it big alone. Get yourself a support net. (Most of us raiders will be on your side if you need us.)
6. When you fail, because there is no such thing as perfection and it is human nature to fail, take it for what it is and start over from the top.

All that is easy-peasy for me to say, of course, but a helluva lot harder to put into practice. If you can put it into practice and at least do these things half the time, you can have the makings of a successful mangaka or anything in you.

I totally agree. The consistent message from all highly successful people (the likes of Elon Musk, Conor McGregor, Usain Bolt, Neil Gaiman - to name only a few...) is that it takes consistent hard work and perseverance. It's within your potential to achieve the things that you want to achieve, you just need to keep pushing your skills to the next level. Find mentors, whether online, in books or in person, to inspire you and take your skills higher. A lot of people talk about Mark Crilley as an excellent source of knowledge, and that's even more appropriate given he broke in to the Japanese market from the West. Always remember that it's easy to work hard when you feel the passion for it and it's hardest when you doubt yourself, but it's the latter that presents the most important time to knuckle down and put in the hard work. If it were easy then everyone would do it!
Keep getting better and don't let emotion, such as doubt in yourself, hold you back. Instead, use these things as fuel for the fire of progression. A personal challenge to beat down any emotion that gets in your way.

The fact that you've posted on this forum seeking advice means that you've already started walking the right path. Please do keep it up!


Ok Lets keep it simple. I hope you have read the objective of this forum here,,554.0.html

So basically what all we need is encourage people to draw and help them to improve their skills. Also help them to publish their arts without worrying or shy.
So when you critique or review others drawings please keep this in mind.

Critiques and reviews with reasons and logic are always welcome ! thats what help others to  improve and move on.

What we don't need is bad or negative remarks or remarks without reasons. such as

" Your arts look horrible "
" these look like crap you better quit "
" I don't like your drawing style "
" Your linearts are bad "
" Characters don't look like human "

I guess you can get the idea ... here's whats you can do,

01. Keep your Reviews and Critique always friendly.

02. Critique are welcome ! If you see something which can improve show it. But do it in professional and friendly manner.

03. Never discourage or hurt others feelings. We all are humans it take time to become gurus or experts.

04. If you finds a weak point in a draw but you are not sure how to explain it then try to tell it nicely or just tell what you like about the drawing the positive side.

05. Even you might have nothing to say about a drawing still a little encouraging word means a lot to the artist.

If you have any question or things you don't understand about this, feel free to post here.

Excellent guidelines. I'm very happy to see this kind of logic

Manga Art Gallery / Re: MusicFreak8800 Drawings
« on: July 20, 2017, 06:14:39 AM »
I've just seen the newest pokemon movie, so I just drew a little sketch of pikachu! :D

Your stuff is good! I particularly like the Pikachu!


Welcome Center / Re: Hello to the Manga Raider community!
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:53:13 AM »
welcome comrade!!!

drawing is not going great eh... dont give up!!

so wich side are you on? xeno scum, imperial guard? space marines.

haha thank you!

This may be troubling for some, but I roll on all sides of the Imperium... Main armies are Tyranids, Space Marines, Mechanicus and Chaos :O
Just finished painting my Plague Marines from the Dark Imperium box. I have 70 pox walkers to paint now :( it hurts. Though I'm starting with the 20 that come with the game to get playing. Loving the new stuff. I find the concept of the Chaos gods very interesting. Nurgle in particular. I think I have a problem with addiction to the game tbh...

What about you? A collector?

Welcome Center / Re: Pleased to meet everyone! VO talent here!
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:38:25 AM »
Hey Manga and Anime lovers!

My name is Greg and I've been a fan of the manga/anime genre for a couple years now! Still trying to get exposed to many others as I'm relatively new to it but have watched through several of the popular ones (I.e., FMA, FMA Brotherhood, Blood +, Inuyasha, Deathnote, Avatar, and others!) I've also read through a few select manga!

In any case, I've been a voice over talent for a couple years or so, with lots of experience with E-course narrations, and performed in animations, video games, industrial, and even phone IVR. My dream though, is to be a voice over for a reputable anime dubbing organization/production!

I think this forum is a great opportunity to network with some of you and get to know you and your work with your manga! I'd be very happy to be part of your manga dub, when it comes time to incorporate voice over for it!

If you're intrigued, please feel free to touch base with me via PM, I'd love to chat with you about your artwork and where you might want to go with it in terms of giving your awesome characters the liveliness they deserve! :)

Thanks for your time reading this and I look forward to hearing from you!



Welcome! I literally just joined here yesterday myself. Seems like a good place so far.
Interesting to hear of your niche. I hope this develops and that a lot of work comes your way. Do keep us updated as to your progress.


Welcome Center / Re: Pleased to meet everyone! VO talent here!
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:31:12 AM »
Welcome welcome!
I daresay you might be the first to offer a voice over talent to the community! We do have a sizable game development group lurking around in the forum. :3 As for anime, less so. That requires a team and immense dedication. I have yet to see that. Hope your skills are put to good use!

That's interesting! I need to scope that out and see what people are designing. I've got a few board game designs in the works that could do with feedback too. Will take a look and see if that's the type of game niched in the forum.

Welcome Center / Re: Hello to the Manga Raider community!
« on: July 19, 2017, 10:28:24 AM »
Hello all,

Thanks for such a warm welcome! It's good to see such a friendly community.

To answer a couple of questions:
- In regards whether or not I do art work, the answer is.... I wish. I have tried in the past, but I'm truly dreadful. I've spoken with a couple of artists in my local area, but haven't found any with the grit I want yet. I've also been looking around places like Fiverr, and other sites of that nature, for someone to do some concept art (to keep me motivated more than anything!).
- To answer the question about completed works, nothing worthy of display. Just short bits and bobs that I've done to practice. I have two main ideas that I'm working on, one far more developed than the other. I'd like to post small bits about them here in the appropriate section to get some feedback. I'll definitely do this soon. I just need to figure out the best way to describe it as I think it could either come across as quite interesting, or terribly dull... :D both are of a fantasy style.

I'm excited to browse through the works of others here! This forums looks to have been the perfect find.

Thanks again all.

Welcome Center / Hello to the Manga Raider community!
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:09:13 AM »
Hello all,

Just a brief introductory post to say hello to everyone here.

I am a learning manga writer looking for a good community that loves manga whereby material can be posted for feedback by those that love manga stories and art. I am yet to look around the forums to get a feel for the community ethos here.

I've chosen some of the guidance material to help me introduce myself. Here are my answers to the suggested items:
1. Gender - Male
2. How did you find the forum - Google search
3. You are an artist, writer , just Manga/Anime Fan or Webmaster - I aim to be a writer of manga, as well as other types of literature.
4. Where are you from ( Country, City ) - The United Kingdom
5. Your Favorite Manga and Anime - Too hard to answer... I'll name a few of my favourites: Fist of the north star, Akira, Afro Samurai, Death Note, Fate Stay Night... too many to list quickly, to be honest.
6. Your others interests / Hobbies - Another one too long to list. I'll go with my most active current projects/hobbies: Padding out story ideas, Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar
7. what you like to do in forum . - Get feedback on content, read other's work, look for a good sense of community.

Thanks all. Speak to you soon.


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