It’s more profitable to work with doujins than to be a professional mangaka, according to artist

It'S More Profitable To Work With Doujins Than To Be A Professional Mangaka, According To Artist Its More Profitable To Work With Doujins Than To Be

An artist from doujins He recently took to Twitter to state that it is more profitable to work with doujins than to be a professional mangaka. His statements generated a great debate among Japanese users.

He highlighted in a statement that he dedicated most of his life to writing and drawing, and said that he was able to support himself financially in recent years working with doujin:

“I have dedicated myself to writing and drawing almost my entire life. The reason why I can still live like this in recent years is, frankly, because “I kept drawing hent** and didn’t become a professional mangaka.

While in the amateur market you earn 50% to 80% of the value sold, royalties for professionals are only 5% to 10%. Most of the creators around me, who have this financial cushion, follow this pattern. It’s distorted.”

It’s more profitable to work with doujins than to be a professional mangaka, according to artist

In another post, the artist also expressed his desire for the manga industry to evolve, thus allowing free creation for artists to do whatever they want:

”As a creator, I would like the manga market to develop more. I wish for an era where you can draw whatever you want and deliver it directly to whoever wants to read it.”

It's More Profitable To Work With Doujins Than To Be A Professional Mangaka, According To Artist

Check out some comments from Japanese users about the artist’s statements below:

  • “Seriously, the demand for erotic content is incredible, isn’t it?”
  • “That’s true, but just like anything, once you can establish yourself in business, there’s no need for intermediaries, they’re just charging you money for nothing.”
  • “Wow, it looks like they’re being exploited.”
  • “If you become a professional, you should be able to get money beyond royalties, but you were probably drawing in an unpopular and meaningless place.”
  • “If you want to achieve the same dream as the authors of One Piece or Demon Slayer, there is only one option: go pro.”
  • “I saw online that even relatively successful light novel authors often have another profession. It seems like even if you put in the effort, you’re not rewarded when the market is so niche.”
  • “If you draw erotic things, your life is over, that’s it.”
  • “It’s a shame that both voice actors and manga artists, if they can’t sell, end up having to resort to adult content. The fault of this perverted country that is Japan.”

His post reached more than two million views and received many comments from users making the debate heated on Twitter.

via Otakomu

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