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I know that one person couldn’t possibly have it all–but to name a few things with examples, these are some skills that I wish to gain in my lifetime as an artist. And if I worked really hard, i’d hope that one day I can obtain at least half of my personal goals as an artist. That’s my dream after all. If anything, in my lifetime I want to aim to inspire people, I want to make people feel a whole bunch of emotions, I want people to find my work genuine and relatable and I want people to walk away feeling either like they’ve found a piece of themselves or satisfied. I hope that I’ll become well-versed enough to live a life like that. I also hope that I’ll find that I had enough natural talent to evolve my goals off of aswell.

Thank you, Kishimoto-sensei. It was a great honor for us all to have followed your art and imagination for all these years. You’ve thought me so much, while bringing me an enormous amount of emotions, fun and amazingly diverse feelings, and that every week. 

This is something I made a few months ago, actually for a task given by my art teacher. While it was painful to cut such a precious volume into different pieces, I still really wanted to make this portrait of my role model. 

I’d like to finish with a symbolic bow-down for the amazing mangaka, Masashi Kishimoto.

How the fuck is Ishida doing this
  • *other mangaka*:Ah, yes the filler chapter. A little fun for me to draw and I hope my fans will like it.
  • *their fandom*:Ugh, filler? Why? I was so looking forward to some actual content *sigh*
  • Ishida Sui:Ah, yes the filler chapter. How about a little more emotional torture?
  • *other mangaka*:Yeah, pfft. As if. It´s only filler man, everyone hates filler.
  • *tokyo ghoul fandom*:OMG WHAT THE HELL?!?!?
  • IS THAT TOUKA??!!!! OMG DORK ARIMA AHHH SO CUTE WHAT IS THIS CHRISTMAS WHY AH KANEKI GOT A BOOK OMFG DID HE GET THAT BOOK FROM HIDE?!??!? IS HIDE ALIVE?!???!?!? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT WHAT IS GOING ON WE DON´T UNDERSTANDD IS THIS HAPPINESS THIS IS SUSPICIOUS HAPPINESS IN TOKYO GHOUL WHAT IS GOING ON?! AWIHFOISD JFASJD FAKKKDJK THANK YOU ISHIDA WE NEED MORE
  • *everyone else*:what the fu-

Ever wanted to ask a real manga artist about their craft? Now’s your chance! In celebration of the new season of Kamisama Kiss, we’re taking fan questions for renowned shoujo mangaka Julietta Suzuki, author of Akuma to Dolce, Karakuri Odette, and of course, Kamisama Kiss.

Curious about how she creates Kamisama Kiss? Wondering about her influences and inspiration? How does Suzuki-sensei feel about her American fans? Post your questions for Suzuki-sensei in the comments below. We’ll select 3-5 of your questions, and we’ll post her answers soon!

(If you missed it before, Suzuki-sensei tweeted about her copy of the FUNimation Kamisama Kiss Goddess Edition earlier this year! Click here to see what she had to say!)

You can also enter through the following means:

-          Respond to our blog entry with your question

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-          Tweet your question on Twitter with hashtag #KamiKissQuestions

-          Reblog this Tumblr post with your question

Send us your question by January 12 and you could hear the response from Julietta Suzuki-sensei herself!

And don’t forget to watch Kamisama Kiss 2, streaming Mondays @ 8AM CST on FUNimation.com!

So, I’m at a crossroads of sorts. You see…I want to make Midnight Tiger a regular series and many of MT’s fans WANT to see it as a regular series, but the sales were pretty low (below 1500) for the first 2 issues and it costs me money I don’t have to produce it. My dream is actually to draw and write Midnight Tiger until I physically can’t do it anymore, but I need a means to pay my team and pay my own bills REGULARLY so that I can keep the book going. Otherwise, the series will be over in a couple of issues. Friends of mine have been recommending I use Patreon so that fans of Midnight Tiger and the rest of my work in general could subscribe between $1 to $5 a month at most for exclusive regular content. No large big project donations, no shipping requirements, just making sure they get all the MT they can stand in addition to cool stuff only subscribers can get.

At this point, I’m on the fence about it. At minimum, it takes about $1000 an issue for colors and letters and around $800 for me to take care of my own monthly living. So, I’m not sure that Midnight Tiger has a large enough fan base to support this from month to month. I would need about 400-500 patrons with a $3 subscription minimum to pull it off. I guess I don’t ACTUALLY know how many MT fans there are! LOL!

Lots to think about.

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Weekly Shonen Jump Mangaka Workstations:

  • Eiichiro Oda - One Piece
  • Tite Kubo - Bleach
  • Masashi Kishimoto - Naruto
  • Akira Amano - Reborn!
  • Gorilla Mangaka Hideaki Sorachi - Gintama
  • Takeshi Obata - Bakuman
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Crunchyroll is bringing Miki Yoshikawa, creator of the successful Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches manga, to Anime Expo!

Yoshikawa’s current and best known work is Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, which started serialization in 2012 and has since sold more than 3 million copies. The manga is currently published by Kodansha Comics in the U.S. It’s been adapted into a live-action drama in 2013, and a TV anime in 2015. Both the anime and the manga are currently streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll, where it is one of the site’s most popular titles in both formats.

MIKI YOSHIKAWA’S ANIME EXPO SCHEDULE:

  • Friday, July 3rd: 3PM-3:30PM - Interview and Q&A on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)!
  • Friday, July 3rd: 3:30PM-4:30PM - Live drawing on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)!
  • Saturday, July 4th: 12:15PM-1:15PM - Miki Yoshikawa Panel in panel room LP5 (409AB)!
  • Saturday, July 4th: 1:45PM-2:45PM - Autograph session in Kentia Hall!

In addition, Kodansha Comics will release a special Yamada-kun app, containing the manga and special messages from Yoshikawa to her English-language fans, in time with her appearance at Anime Expo. Details on the app, which will be produced by Kodansha Advanced Media, will be released closer to the event. Stay tuned at kodanshacomics.com.

Crunchyroll will be handing out EXCLUSIVE Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches posters at the Crunchyroll booth all weekend. These posters have an original Yamada-kun drawing done by Miki Yoshikawa and you’ll need one (or a shikishi from Kodansha) in order to enter the autograph signing, so make sure you stop by our booth (#1001)!

We are looking forward to making Miki Yoshikawa’s first time at Anime Expo the best, see you all there!