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Day in the Life of a Japanese Manga Creator

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Mangaka day in the life in Japan also known as a Manga artist and manga creator. This documentary style video show the life of Mangaka from morning until the evening at the mangaka workplace, home and general mangaka working schedule. Working in Japan and Tokyo life is unique in itself, but even more unique for a Manga artist creating manga in Tokyo Japan. Mangaka illustrate manga commonly known as comic book. Maybe in Western societies, Mangaka are referred to as cartoonist or comic book illustrators. Manga creators in Japan with rensai status work with publishers to produce weekly manga. This Manga artist day in the life follows Reiji Miyajima 宮島礼吏 , who lives in Tokyo Japan and creates the manga Kanajo okarishimasu 彼女お借りします which translates to Rent a Girlfriend. Mangaka working in Japan often work in their home and set aside office space for them and their assistants. In fact, we also get a look into Mangaka Assistant life as well as how manga is created. Many Manga Creators work on serial comic books with weekly deadlines, meaning that each day of the work week in Japan is different as the manga creation process has to produce 1 new manga per week. Manga artist must not only know how to draw and create manga, but they also must know how to manage manga assistants. We even touch on Mangaka salary for first time manga creators. An inside look on how manga and comic books are made in Japan. Watch more Japan Day in the Life Series (Playlist): - https://bit.ly/2FXYTwz --- Reiji Miyajima's Links---- Kanojyo Okarishimasu - Video English Version - https://youtu.be/OPihIAGz88A Twitter - https://twitter.com/Miyajimareiji Pixiv Fanbox - https://www.pixiv.net/fanbox/creator/31359033 Get manga on Amazon - https://amzn.to/353wuzi Kodanasha Comic site - https://kodanshacomics.com/ Join my Paolo from TOKYO community site to connect and share information about Japan, talk about manga, as well as get answers to questions about future travels, etiquette, food, etc. - https://discord.gg/xX4Y2tw Support the Channel with my Toe-kyo Merch - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo --- Channel Support --- Want to help SUPPORT my channel, buy me a BEER or Maiko and I DINNER? Thank you in advance! - PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/paolofromtokyo - Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (venmo.com/paolofromtokyo) - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/paolofromtokyo - Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw JOIN YouTube Channel Memberships - https://www.youtube.com/paolofromtokyo/join OR Check the SHIRTS I wear in my videos - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo ----- Business ----- Want me to feature your business in my video? business@tokyozebra.com Want to send me stuff? For ADDRESS - https://goo.gl/QB1Fnq ----- For more info about me ----- I'm from TOKYO JAPAN, I've been living here for a long time. I'll be your Tokyo Travel Guide, taking you to the spots I love as well as showing you what to do all around Japan and maybe sometimes overseas. I'm also into Tech so you'll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. In short, the channel is all about what I Love, Japan, Food, Travel, Tech and most likely coming FROM-TOKYO, my home. -Website https://www.tokyozebra.com/about - Instagram: http://instagram.com/paolofromtokyo - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paolofromtokyo - Twitter: https://twitter.com/paolofromtokyo ---- Help me with Translations? ------ - http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCixD9UbKvDxzGNiPC_fgHyA ----- My Film Gear ----- - Main Camera (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2GlSvyy (International) http://geni.us/pyBIG7S - Main Wide Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2o5B00B (International) https://geni.us/DDbpW - Main Portrait/Night Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NzjcCd (International) http://geni.us/TahYv4x - Powered Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2B7HnUM (International) http://geni.us/ZaFl4a - Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/30VtlPV (International) https://geni.us/lVurdzT - Wireless Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NFngkI (International) http://geni.us/WPtio9w - Portable TriPod (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2LKhM6e (International) http://geni.us/DfeI - Gimbal (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2PYmjYA (International) https://geni.us/amgYR3 - Drone (Original) (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2K6qrAW (International) http://geni.us/UFAFl3c - For a complete list of my gear: https://www.tokyozebra.com/my-gear/ Access to Music in video: http://share.epidemicsound.com/zsbS8
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Paolo fromTOKYO (1 month ago)
https://bit.ly/2FXYTwz - If you missed any Day in the Life vids, here's the entire series playlist. Also, https://discord.gg/xX4Y2tw if you have questions about Japan, your travels, food, want to connect with people who love Japan, or even discuss this Mangaka video in realtime, check out my Paolo from Tokyo community on discord!
Vivek Sahu (1 day ago)
Монголоид Ануар (11 days ago)
Вот бы русских субтитров (
Jameel Daya (17 days ago)
Do haircut stylist
Benjamin hatet (22 days ago)
"What did you guys think?...." I think you're a great guide! Each documentary of yours gets right to the point and are very well explained. Way to go Paolo!
Fabio Pradiska (28 days ago)
I read his manga
ATC 1 (31 minutes ago)
6:36 Skills Asian mode....
moroz98 (1 hour ago)
We need to draw a katana. - Let's buy a katana. We need to draw a woman. - Let's buy... a fashion magazine.
Steveyy y (1 hour ago)
When he puts on his glasses he looks like a different person
Z.X.Y (1 hour ago)
i see rental girlfriend there
Andi M. Kadafii (1 hour ago)
NO WAYYYYYY I love Kanojo Okarishimasu since like 2 years ago, it's so interesting to read. Though the MC is a bit pussy 😏 But still love his work. Thank you Paolo 🙏
Ross Leonen (4 hours ago)
I always hear or read some people saying Japanese people do overtime, and mostly do not get sleep and very tired because of overworking. I thought to myself, "if only I can be that dedicated to my work". Then I saw these episodes. I only sleep 4 hrs a day, they get 6-8. I am working too much then?
Ross Leonen (4 hours ago)
The one he draw has the line "I'll take some pictures for now". It was not actually edited, it was as the way it is on the video. lol
Mawitei C (4 hours ago)
wtf i read this manga im a big fan 😁👍....my jaw just drop respect man respect
Andri Saputra (5 hours ago)
Sub indonesia pliss😁
Enzy Des (5 hours ago)
i like his manga damn now i really love it because of this video of him making the manga🔥🔥🔥
Theodore Manthovani (5 hours ago)
Seven hours sleep is essential! Good job mangaka sensei!
Frasht (6 hours ago)
Really cool that manga is getting a anime this year
KG (6 hours ago)
Beautiful culture. I work as an Illustrator in Germany and I am jealous, besides having a far more easier job in terms of working hours. 😂
Thái Nguyễn Hoàng (7 hours ago)
glad hes healthy my favorite mangaka usually sick :( i dont blame him but i hate the delay
Bae Min (8 hours ago)
i really want this job
lokesh reddy r (8 hours ago)
I read this manga it's really good
Rio Cruz (9 hours ago)
Nerdsss lol jk jk Wish i could draw loved the episode
mga bata nakakatawa (10 hours ago)
Please, season of hyouka.
Mr. Miller (11 hours ago)
The guy is messy AF. 😛
Vicky Saitou (14 hours ago)
Work work work work work
Tecumseh Sherman (14 hours ago)
What is a rensai?
A.i. Ciel (14 hours ago)
I hope he's dedicating enough time to his wife and kids. Definitely, looking forward to the anime adaptation.
Michael Cornelius Andika (14 hours ago)
heh, it was neat and cool one.
Joey Perez (14 hours ago)
Paolo your videos are very interesting and well made. But you have one of the most punchable faces in the world.
80's Girl (14 hours ago)
*I wakey wakey at 3:30am PST in California* 😱 I often wonder what anyone within my *time zone* is doing? Mainly 💤 but anyone else within this world????? 😁 Ima think of this Brush manana! ✌ Lord Willing 🙏
Jatzuyu (15 hours ago)
Soo cool omg I can't wait to go to Japan
Zeus Cairel (15 hours ago)
OMG He's the author of the rental girlfriend my favorite Manga Keep up the good work miyajima we will support you 😮😮
Veektory K (15 hours ago)
The Asahi beers won me.
Joseph Oblick (16 hours ago)
His book wont be on sale here in the States until June 20th 2020. Looks like im going to preorder it
Aastha Vlogs (17 hours ago)
Boss never hesitates to clean toilets or wash dishes. This is Japan❤️ so blessed to stay here🥰
The Neophyte Journal (17 hours ago)
From now on I will sit furthest from the door,on the bus, on the plane, in the office, at the cinema.....​
MikeCharlieAlpha (19 hours ago)
Do a hentai artist now
Miguel Ángel López Ortiz (20 hours ago)
Kanojo okarishimasu amo ese mangaaaaaaa
Oba Tv (21 hours ago)
He needs an extra apartment away from his wife when he needs to concentrate on drawing cartoons 😂😂😂😂 yeah right!
Boon (22 hours ago)
where is the video on 'daily life of a hentai atrist' asking for....aaaa.....my sis....er....my friend.
Dibu Graficum (22 hours ago)
Good video 👌🏻
Dibu Graficum (22 hours ago)
Hello. Amazing manga man, 😀
Shadow Of Light (23 hours ago)
I feel so bad for him, but I’m thankful he’s part of a great community of talented people.
Nobiatsu Gamer (23 hours ago)
really nice
Phantom (1 day ago)
Some overworking asian: Oh yes, I'm the sastest mangaka in Japan My right hand while drawing hentai: *You dare to opose me, mortal?*
yazkaz (1 day ago)
Winblowz10 workflow... Absolutely pathetic
Vatch (1 day ago)
this is a pro mangaka. Try the middle range ones.
廣部謙太郎 (1 day ago)
John Smith (1 day ago)
Reminds me of "Golden Boy", cleaning a toilet in a manga studio. lol Only in Japan would the boss be cleaning the toilet.
Shaf Kun (1 day ago)
this is his place for all the girls he picks up as a mangaka!!!
AeroZeros (1 day ago)
Am I the only one noticing Go-Toubun No Hanayome playing in the background at 5:58 ?
Firman R Faza (1 day ago)
Daily life of an architect/junior architect pleaseeee
Ozen (1 day ago)
The manga is really good btw you guys should go check it out
Lucky Strike (1 day ago)
Again, thanks for sharing! However, the position at the tables is to be taken lightly. 14.26 he sits at the lowest Samurai position...first to be killed. And his employee in the corner. So I think we can take that with a grain of salt :)
Renz (1 day ago)
Damn. His studio is clean. I really like it. If only he actually make the MC of his manga more likeable.
Lipt0n (1 day ago)
N tomam banho?
christian remigio (1 day ago)
hey can I ask a question? I'm a little bit confuse tho . what brand of phones does japanese usually use?
Fred P (1 day ago)
Is it just me that the other female assistant doesnt want to show her face in the camera?
anime for 9 year olds (1 day ago)
I need day in a life as echiro oda🤣🤣 or the creator onepunch man (ONE) or yusuke Murata🥺🥺
Tahir 07 (1 day ago)
The manga got an anime adaptation.
TSUKKI UWU (1 day ago)
I'm reading his work 😲
Donna Gonzales (1 day ago)
I'm sorry but if you're following his manga, the direction on where his manga is going has been really been annoying, it's in circles. Good luck with the anime though.
Shelley Berry (1 day ago)
Loved this thank you!
TheBGYeti (1 day ago)
I just don't understand why the dude has another apartment he stays at that is separate from his office which is on the first floor of the home his family occupies, you would think that his separate space if he needs quiet or if he works late would be attached to his studio, not having to walk to a completely different location.
Michael Cancel (1 day ago)
I love this! You got me hooked on this content now. Thanks for putting this together.
The One (1 day ago)
oh my god I fucking love this manga
Remember ME (1 day ago)
When The Alarm went off, I was like "NANI"
vinh nguyen (1 day ago)
the dude use a joystock controller as a navigator. never though about that before.
Rony Wardhana (1 day ago)
Bakuman need to reworks, because nowadays, sensei used digital hehe
GnaReffotsirk (1 day ago)
What's that controller called?
Elmo Shadow (1 day ago)
Take a look at minute 6:03. You can see Go-toubun no Hanayome's anime right there. I love it.
LeoAniki (1 day ago)
I've already felt like reading this manga ☺️☺️
Doughpants (1 day ago)
Well great...Just what i needed....Another Manga to binge. Thank you lol
MsMusiclover301 (1 day ago)
You should do a day in a life of a teacher in japan
Dio Jean-Baptiste (1 day ago)
wow these day in the life series are amazing. thank you :-)
Ciro Llanos (1 day ago)
Lool hentai creator xDd
TheAskald (1 day ago)
This dude is living the dream. Makes a living on its passion, works in a self-made comfy office with 5 assistants, lives next to a beautiful park, is married with children but still has some space for himself with his own flat with a fridge full of beer, and he eats and drinks with his team at dinner. The weekly deadline must be stressing but otherwise damn that's so great
Mostafa Yassine (1 day ago)
Since you're in Japan. What's the news on Ikeda Akihisa the creator of Rosario+Vampire? Has he left the industry? Just curious what's he's up too that's all
E.X. Watson (1 day ago)
Was hoping it'd be Komi-san but I've heard of this manga too xD
Tolva (1 day ago)
don't ever say that a mangaka's life is easy
Johnny Deep (1 day ago)
how is it that bright at 5:30 AM damn
Alfredo Garrido (1 day ago)
entre por pura curiosidad, y descubro que es uno de los mangakas que mas me gustan, gracias por este video...love it
Dinesh Chaudhary (1 day ago)
Best job in Japan is Manga creator
Char (2 days ago)
Damn I remember reading this manga when it first came out. I stopped reading it after I caught up but it's great to see he's getting an anime.
Rodrigo Nahuel (2 days ago)
Que asco que me dió la cara y la voz del youtuber, lo demás excelente
fascinatinglist (2 days ago)
Dude is 34 but looks like he's 16. Japanese dont age
Mark Cole (2 days ago)
Does anyone know the best places to find freelance Japanese manga artist? I always stumble upon unskilled artist on deviant art and freelance sites.
metusalém 97 (2 days ago)
Os caras fazem tudo meio que seguindo um padrão heueheueheu mas são realmente muito habilidosos e dedicados Obs: casado e tem filhos mas não aparece nem pra falar oi pra família...pelo jeito so aparece lá no final de semana, pra amolar a chibata na esposa, ou ver se o filho já ta adulto ksksksks
Phong Bùi (2 days ago)
I really like that manga
jjnastya (2 days ago)
this is somehow so wholesome
kirigaya kazuto (2 days ago)
Kanojo okarishimaau is one of the anime series that's going time come out in 2020 and I'm looking forward to it
Mario Martins (2 days ago)
this may look a bit tough but i would LOVEEE to make this as a living i´ve been practicing for 2 and a half decades so i think i´m good
StamX (2 days ago)
I like how Quintessential Quintuplets was just playing on the tv the whole time
StamX (2 days ago)
This is literally one of my favorite series I have ever found, even after a decade on YouTube.
Elliot W (2 days ago)
What's the little nun-chuck device at 2:43 ? Looks really useful for navigating a digital drawing.
tackywacky99 (2 days ago)
He uses womans magazines to reference his art huh.. not the first time ive heard that one..
Uriel Cruz (2 days ago)
10:21 nino.
cheeks (2 days ago)
Ok, does anyone know what type of sweats those are in the beginning that hes wearing
AnimangaGirl (2 days ago)
It is ok for a girl be a mangaka in japan? it is ok for a white foreigner girl be a mangaka in japan? I want to be one. I want to go to japan and study to be a mangaka. I already know how to drawn anime style but not how to create mangas. PS: I posted this before the assistant girl came I'm happy seeing a girl as mangaka <3 but would it be ok for a foreigner girl?
Star Drop (1 day ago)
Foreign women can do that too. However, Japanese people are not good at English. Perhaps you will struggle with language. from one of Japanese
AnimangaGirl (2 days ago)
At least he sleeps 7 hours thats good. :D
venenocol (2 days ago)
Habla sobre un creador de novela gráfica oriental... Usa un intro de novela gráfica occidental :v
Marcos White (2 days ago)
Paolo: "So what do you advise people to do who want to become a mangaka?" Reiji "To start making manga right now xD" I'll keep it in mind ✨✒ lmao xD
Nire (13 hours ago)
Never wait until you're good enough, chances are you'll always second guess yourself and think you aren't It's best to just... Start. Just start that project.
Chad Erickson (2 days ago)
You should do more of these with different artist, I found this to be fascinating!!!