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Author Topic: how long is a typical manga story  (Read 106 times)

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how long is a typical manga story
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:07:15 AM »
so as the title suggests how long is a typical manga story in words, so far im near 5000 but my story could be a long one reaching almost 10000 mabee more
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Re: how long is a typical manga story
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 10:13:20 AM »
Well it's difficult to give you a number since manga/comics don't rely on narrative and all manga have different lengths depending on how popular they are. Also we don't know what writing format you're using. Prose and scripts are quite different and the wordiness of both depends on your style.

If you're writing in prose this may help give you some context to the length of a story.


"In fiction
Classification   Word count
Novel   40,000 words or over
Novella   17,500 to 39,999 words
Novelette   7,500 to 17,499 words
Short story   under 7,500 words"

In manga, a one-shot would likely fall under "short story" in length, but most series would be at least a "novel" or, more likely, multiple novels.

Comics, not published in Japan, tend to be shorter since it is generally impossible to publish 12-20 pages a week (It's unhealthy for the manga artists too and they even have assistants to help). So for comics one novel would be the usual length for a story.

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Re: how long is a typical manga story
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 10:55:01 AM »
i think mine would be more of a series as  i can easily envision it going over 7500 words

the format im writing is mainly  script based its more wordy than that i really dont know how to describe it :D
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