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Toriyama Akira no Hetappi Manga Kenkyuusho

Toriyama Akira no Hetappi Manga Kenkyuusho

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Synonyms: The Apprentice Mangaka, Akira Toriyama's Awkward Manga Laboratory, Toriyama Akira no Hetappi Manga Kenkyuujho
Japanese: 鳥山明のヘタッピマンガ研究所


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 1982 to Feb 1984
Genres: Comedy, Shounen
Authors: Toriyama, Akira (Story & Art)
Serialization: Fresh Jump


Score: 7.181 (scored by 150 users)
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Ranked: #67272
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Popularity: #12388
Members: 329
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /3


This Manga doesn't actually have any plot since it is a Manga-how to" rather than a work of fiction.

Broken down into 3 parts, the first part is a series of lessons by Akira Toriyama on how to draw Manga (including what not to do), this part is rather amusing to read. The second part is a series of technical pointers from Akira Sakuma, this part is less amusing than the first. The last section is comprised of comments made by Toriyama in regards to amateur Manga work sent in to him in a contest sponsored by Shonen Jump.


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Dec 19, 2010
Okay, this is my first review.

Hetapi is a manga by Akira Toriyama, the man who created Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump and many more.

This manga shows the reader how to become a manga artist, from the basics to how to do the interview with the editor, from the point view of Toriyama himself and his pupil.

All of the teachings are collected from Toriyama's very experience as a manga artist.

If you are a die hard fan of Akira Toriyama's work, or just want to learn how to make a manga; I recommend you to read it.
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