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jonsi
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10:50 pm, Nov 6 2006
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Im just wondering about how to licence manga and what would it cost. Do one pay royalty or just a fixed sum? The thought of about how much it would cost to start an own company and translating/licencing manga has popped into my head more than once...

jonsi
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3:22 pm, Dec 27 2006
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so im bringing this up again, hoping for some anwsers this time ^^

ares6
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yeah......just call the Manga/Anime Association....


(The Manga/Anime Association does not exist)

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7:33 pm, Dec 28 2006
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Honestly, you'd have to talk to a foreign publishing company to get any details, and they most likely wouldn't even quote you any kind of numbers without you already being part of a publishing company.

I'll tell you this much, we aint talking petty cash here. Depending on the title, I'm guessing it can be quite a chunk of money to get the licensing rights.

Manick
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9:13 pm, Dec 28 2006
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I think i heard a rumer that the ghost in the shell anime went for like a million dollars or something?

jonsi
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9:23 pm, Dec 28 2006
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yeah it can be really expensive...GitS was well known too, or i think so at least.

but some unknown manga/manwha cant be that expensive. id like to know if its in the 10k 100k 1000k categories. and plz no wild guesses.

bully_jesus
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1:50 am, Dec 29 2006
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This is really intresting, i would be really thankfull to anybody who could post some knowledge.

An intresting by thought, the japanese comic market is much bigger than the american, with france as a distant third. So i guess for them licensing to usa or germany or whatever must be more or less peanuts. Or am i wrong here?

Manick
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6:06 am, Dec 29 2006
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Why doesn't someone just email tokyopop or something and ask?

jonsi
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10:37 am, Dec 29 2006
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I sent one..

Manick
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11:32 am, Dec 29 2006
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cool, i'm quite interested in the response as well.

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5:56 pm, Dec 29 2006
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Quote from jonsi
but some unknown manga/manwha cant be that expensive. id like to know if its in the 10k 100k 1000k categories. and plz no wild guesses.

Ok, so let's suppose that you can afford the 10~100k necessary for that random manga/manwha nobody cares about... do you really think you'll be able to sell enough of them to make it worth the money? I really don't think so...
But anyway I wish you good luck with your project!

bully_jesus
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8:06 pm, Dec 29 2006
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Hey , 10k aint that much. I mean, sure, for me it is, but people spend 10k on all sorts of shit. Imagine some comic fan who is already 35 and has a good salary, who buys a series all for himself. Just so that he and nobody alse cal legally read it in english.
A dream come true, all you have to do then is find and shot anybody who starts scanslating it.

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A dream come true, all you have to do then is find and shot anybody who starts scanslating it.


Wow, that's ingenious - I'm no comic fan or anything, but getting away with a murder or two is definately worth it. Time to start becoming rich.

I'll be shooting them bastards with two big named pistols - Cease and Desist.

That would be like goddamn maniac heaven to me.

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jonsi
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9:21 am, Dec 31 2006
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i sent one some days ago to tokyopop but havent recived an answer. So my guess is they dont care...anyways... im going to send them more, and to diffrent ppl.

bully_jesus
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9:51 pm, Jan 6 2007
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way to go jonsi ( you used to be called J//, right? )
thanks for not letting up

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