I think it is rather the standard for a weekly mangaka schedule.
Yeah I remember the shock and surprise when Hiroshi Shiibashi's schedule came out and people were all shocked at his 3 hour sleep schedule or whatnot. Working for a weekly publication seems pretty deadly, save for the occasional week off for the double issues (that I wouldn't swear they all actually take off, natch)
Imagine how hard you have to work to get serialized now imagine working on a 7 days deadline to release a chapter of usually 19 to 20 pages, they knew what was waiting for them right after their serialization.
We think it's crazy but wouldn't you like to work like crazy for something you enjoy doing? Sure, some might lose the motivation or their will but like we've seen in Bakuman the fan letters, the support helps them get motivated when they feel like shit. The money helps too
As for their family and the rest, we have no idea how they do. Hell, some might even bring their kids in their workplace and work with them around. Staying at your workplace most of the time doesn't mean your family can't come and stay with you for a bit. But i know what you mean it's hard but i suppose that some might retire earlier than they should. Besides mangaka isn't the only profession that makes it difficult to have some family time.
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Someone like Kishimoto and Oda can probably retire officially once they finish their stories as well, which will give them plenty of time and they will retire much younger than the average person does.
I see Kishimoto's schedule, from what i'm reading it here's how im translating this:
To summarize, he works every day except sunday between 10pm until 3 or 6 in the morning then goes to sleep for 3 or 6 hours. He gets up and works another 4 hours after sleeping and through the rest of the day except for a couple hour breaks for his lunch, dinner, and bathing. Given his schedule and because he is a big name, its possible that his studio is also either part of an apartment which he lives at or his studio is in his home. I think many mangaka have a similar schedule. Its definitely a difficult schedule for anyone, but they have the drive and passion to adhere to it so you can consider this is how they want to do it. Oda was drawing pages while in the hospital so that should show how much they're dedicated to their fans and their story.Quote:
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As for Kishi's schedule, it's good that he knows when to take a break, otherwise he could keel over badly like Oda.
Do you think Obata also draws with this method?
His pages also are given great detail and it looks to me although he doesn't have to draw complicated creatures that he gets a higher level of panels in but quality and quantity and also on a weekly basis and I don't remember Bakuman taking a week off.
Bakuman was done by 2 People. Also i think Bakuman did get a week of for gathering resources, but I could be wrong. The amount was at least near zero. The same goes for Kentaro Yabuki, who has an entire month to draw nipples.
Kishimoto is special, like Oda. They can end their career with ~40 and spend the rest of their life with their family even if that means that they don't have any time for them now. (Never forget that you only has 1 chance to see your child grow up...) Also they have already reduced pages each chapter. They maybe 1% of the mangakas out there. Most mangakas have the same schedule or worser ones and don't have the chance to retire quite young.
On another note, I'm surprised the cover, TOC and preview pages aren't up yet.
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The cover has been out already
I wonder if it spoils Assassination Classroom next volume covers :-)
We got our first step with Shonen Jump moving outside North America. UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. For now it's only available through the Newstand app on apple but android availability is coming.http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...eaking-regions
And like what was already said full color of One Piece, Naruto, and One-Punch Man on the 15th.
Viz has also posted a special discount for Weekly Jump. It's now $20 for a year http://www.vizmanga.com/weekly-shonen-jump/signup
And a picture of Editor Sasaki at the Expo