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MR Pub / Re: KagePen
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:49:54 PM »
@Hasith we don’t know much more than the cause of death but don’t really feel it’d be respectful to post it. It was posted by his brother

MR Pub / KagePen
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »
Hi guys

NET have some unfortunate news for you. Kage or as his full username KagePen has passed away. I can not divulge any details as we ourselves only know parts of it all. We were informed by former MR member Maihime that Kage’s brother posted about his passing on Facebook. We were shocked and at first thought of it as a sick prank but were later told the sad truth. Kage was a dear friend to us here at NET, someone we have been close to for 5 years so it took a little time for us to be able to post this however we know that Kage had friends on this site and we wanted to inform those people as well. Though it’s a tough time we will strive to grow and achieve what we set out to achieve when forming our small MR branch family in his memory. Kage we will never forget you, thank you for pushing us forward... see you later rival.

Thank you everyone

General Manga writer discussions / Re: New to writing
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:30:53 AM »
The main thing is to end a chapter where you feel is best. I used to make chapters about 5 pages long as it felt like the right length but it really depends on what you wanna do with the chapter.

Think of what you want to cover in the chapter, what purpose you are making it for. There’s no set amount you have to do for a chapter or even the series itself.

Manga Writer workshop / Re: What is the format/medium of a manga story?
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:25:40 PM »
Id suggest starting with either a script or a novel formatted chapter. Once you have that you can start up a “Name” which is the storyboard. In this you can plan out your panels as well as do some basic sketches of the characters with their speech bubbles. There is a topic called “Storyboards for beginners” made by a guy called KagePen that might help if you are unsure on the whole storyboard thingy.

After that it’s the manuscript. This is your final draft that will have fully detailed characters and backgrounds. Actual mangaka use this method so that they can show the editor their work before they get it all set up, this allows changes to be made if necessary.

Hope all that made sense. Good luck ;)

P.S If you’ve got the time, look up a manga (anime if you want) called Bakuman. It goes into a lot of detail in the first few episodes about how a manga is made... and it’s a really good show to boot

Develop Your Story / Re: Emperor's War Zone (EWZ)
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:18:07 PM »
Aight, so Ill cover a few characters in this post and add in details on the company. I'm holding back on some characters because they appear later in the series and don't really have much impact until they debut.


Kamui Eiji
CEO of EWZ and owner of the War Zone Dojo

Yamato Yuzuru
Rookie, Light Heavyweight, Protagonist

Ichiro Sakurai
Rookie, Cruiserweight, Childhood friend of Yuzuru

Koizumi Hana
Rookie, Childhood friend of Yuzuru

"Tetsujin" Misawa
World Champion, Veteran, Heavyweight

Freelancer, Light Heavyweight

Rookie, Heavyweight

Ray Angelo
Submission Specialist, Heavyweight, Intercontinental Champion

Heavyweight, Heavyweight Champion

Light Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight Champion

Cruiserweight, Cruiserweight Champion

Project Dragon Slayer
Women's World Champion

Women's Intercontinental Champion

Member of the KO Brothers, Tag Team Champion

Member of the KO Brothers, Tag Team Champion

Sakamoto Haruka
Daughter of major shareholder, Women's Tag Team Champion

Naito Aki
Aide of Haruka, Women's Tag Team Champion

So those are just a few of the characters. Left out the movesets because I doubt anyone really cares (you would most likely have to look em up to know what they looked like). The titles are set into 3 tiers for the men and 2 for the women. Weight titles are the lowest but it means that newer talent can gain them easier. The Intercontinental Championships are the second tier, they are for upper mid card talent. The world titles go to the best in the promotion at that time, the main Eventers. The tag titles are completely separate from the others as you obviously can't win them on your own

EWZ isn't the only wrestling company in the story, Kamui's EWZ has to deal with countless rivals with there being 2 other promotions in the area (Ultimo Lucha Wrestling & Japanese Championship Pro Wrestling).

I shall add more details soon, it'll probs be more characters and details but the first chapter is being worked on currently so I'll have that up when I can

Manga Writer workshop / Re: Characterisation
« on: September 17, 2017, 01:56:54 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I seem to do something similar in which I have a role that I need to fill and try to build a strong character into it. I think what I struggle the most with is showing off how the character's role, their surrounding or the people they met change them

Manga Writer workshop / Characterisation
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:11:35 PM »
So one of my biggest weaknesses in my series' is that my characters don't have personality. Not sure if anyone else has the same problem but I find it difficult to really make a character unique personality wise. How do you guys work through this? Is there a load of questions you go through for different situations to see how your character would react? Or is it something completely different?

Develop Your Story / Emperor's War Zone (EWZ)
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:43:19 PM »
EWZ is about a wrestler by the name of Yuzuru. He is a rookie who aims for the top prize in the biggest company in Japan EWZ. He is joined by fellow rookies Sakurai and Hana, his childhood friends who share similar goals. Throughout the story there will be many colourful characters ranging from a freelancer to the greatest wrestler in the world). There are many different types of matches and styles such as Japanese strong style, Lucha Libre, British Technical style as well as many references to legends of the industry such as: Antonio Inoki, Mitsuhara Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, Los Guerreros (Eddie in particular) and many more. Follow me into the light, the crowds, the soaring highs, the darkest lows... and through the twisted past that made Yuzuru who he is

I have around 30 characters planned out with personalities, movesets, connections and their role in EWZ. I shall upload these with their moveset, weight class as well as other information on the company in due time

As you can probably tell I'm a huge fan of wrestling (in 1% I had references to Finn Balor's Demon King persona, Seth Rollins' Kingslayer gimmick as well as naming Keith O'Reilly after ReDragon's Kyle O'Reilly) so I'm hoping that my passion and knowledge will transfer through to make a top notch read and one hell of a thrill ride

Locked voting cause there's basically no point it going on.

Thanks for who voted.

Thanks for the advice it really helps us grow, work on our mistakes and overall become better creators.

Japanese Language / Re: Learning Japanese... in Japan :O
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:57:20 AM »
No need to apologise  :sheep:

Tis a nice reason to learn, Id definitely wanna visit the different prefectures. I think with me I grew out of all the first gen stuff when I was a kid, apart from Naruto which I always wanted to see more of. When I got to High School I looked it up and read the manga, that pushed me into Bleach, Fairy Tail, Death Note and eventually Bakuman. Bit of a web dream but I decided I wanted to be a part of that world so I started writing. That lead me here and then to NET. But I think with the more I looked up about actual Japanese culture the more I wanted to learn the language and live there because of how much I liked it rather than justness going for manga

Bit of a ramble but the reason is somewhere there XD

Well congrats Chaos. Lord knows I wont get any votes before the end of this so that's that

Develop Your Story / Re: 1%
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:09:04 PM »
Well apparently I lost due to character names so I'll be renaming them all

Well either way thanks for voting

Aight Raiders home stretch. Tomorrow is the last day to vote so let us know who's chapters were written better before it's too late. Again thanks to those who have voted already

Lets end this strong! :dance:

Second vote in, itd be nice if you guys could leave comments on what you liked more about the one you picked as it'd help us see what we need to improve on, but I ain't gonna force ya :sheep:

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