Are you an amateur manga writer who is planning to ask me to collaborate?
Or anime-lovers who want to get some jobs related to animation?
If so, please read the following texts before you mail me.
Dear Amateur manga writers
Thank you for visiting this page.
I receive many mails from foreign amateur or professional manga writers who ask me to collaborate with, so, if you are one of them, I'd like you to understand the following matters.
*Collaboration fee...Usually, when you ask a professional manga artist or manga author to draw manga on your story, manuscript fee is required.
Generally, a new comer manga artist in big publishers is paid around 12,000 Japanese yen per page when he or she begins a new serious of manga. Mine is close to this at present.
If you are ready for the payment, please ask me my price to see whether it likely meets your budget or not.
*12,000 yen is for one monochrome, paneled page of manga which consists of multiple pages.
If you want me to ask only one page of paneled manga, please consult me about your requests.
(If you want to order an illustration, which is monochrome or colored and no panels, the fee is different depending on the content of the illustration. So, I'd like you to ask me the fee by letting me know the information about the illustration.)
* to make a debut in Japan as a manga writer(or a manga author)
Even if you collaborate with professional manga artist, the manga cannot be accepted by the publishers automatically. In general, you need to submit the manga to manga prizes held by publishers and need to win the prizes to make your debut.
The information of the prizes is placed on the publishers' websites.
(I'm sorry to say, in many cases, there aren't English version pages of such information.)
Once a while, there are some prizes specialized for amateur manga writers and you can submit your works to them. The information of these prizes are also on the publishers' website. In many cases, they are included in the manga prizes.
But of course you need to submit works written in Japanese.
Almost all Japanese are no good at English, therefore, you need to read and write Japanese or you need to have somebody to help you in Japanese.
That's all, thank you.
Dear animation lovers who want to get jobs related to animation in Japan
A manga author like me is not an animator and since the two genres are different, therefore, I don't have any special knowledge nor connection with Japanese animation industry.
All I know is that there is an anime-story competition held by some anime company and if you win the prize, your story will be converted into animation by the anime company. But unfortunately, now the competition is suspended because of the fire tragedy. I have no idea it will resume someday.
There are not many animation prizes in Japan, at present, it's might be the only one.
Since there are some international manga competition once a while in which you can submit your works in your languages, I wish such competition related to animation will be held in the future.
In Japan, almost all Japanese are no good at English, so, when you submit your work to some animation prizes, I think it should be in Japanese.
You might be able to find Japanese friends who help you to submit your work perhaps using SNS or other ways.
It seems that many Japanese want to be a friend with an English speaking person. so it might not be very hard especially when he or she is interested in
If you can hire a professional translator, it would be the best, though.
If you want to be an animation picture drawer or an animation character designer, the only way I know is to attend one of the vocational
schools of animation in Japan to get the job.
Or you might be able to apply for a job offer by an animation company.
In that case, I suppose your good Japanese ability would be required.
I wish you good luck!