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Peter Ahlstrom

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Missing the Manga trend?
« on: June 07, 2004, 06:17:35 PM »
This is a pretty cool article over at Locus. I haven't read the whole thing but here's a link:

http://locusmag.com/2004/Reviews/06Ward_Manga.html

As you may know I'm now working at TOKYOPOP. There've been a few times various of you have had ideas or stories and people have said "that would make a good anime." As manga's basically the non-animated version of anime...well...

Purist definitions aside, TOKYOPOP is wanting to expand into original manga. They run a recurring Rising Stars of Manga contest and also have an open submissions policy. You should try out! They don't go for people who just write scripts, but there's various artists out there who have much better art than storytelling ability. You may be able to find some to go with your writing! I don't know much about that scene myself but try, I dunno, deviantart maybe.

With Rising Stars of Manga the story is supposed to be self-contained, but open submissions don't really have much in the way of policy (but check the page).

The TOKYOPOP submissions page is here: http://tokyopop.com/aboutus/submissions.php
Rising Stars of Manga page is here: http://tokyopop.com/news/mangatalent/index.php
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Re: Missing the Manga trend?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2004, 08:48:28 PM »
Sounds interesting. I'll read those articles when I get a chance.
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Re: Missing the Manga trend?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2004, 10:34:41 PM »
Hum.  I've always considered some of my fantasy worlds to have prime manga/anime potential.  The thing is, I wouldn't want to write the scripts OR do the art.  I would just consider selling the rights to someone who does--and I'd rather wait a few years, until I'm established, to try something like that anyway.

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Re: Missing the Manga trend?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2004, 10:47:00 PM »
I don't write, I just read and mock manga.
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