Mangaka Chou Zankoku Monogatari
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Mangaka Chou Zankoku Monogatari

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Synonyms: Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka
Japanese: 漫画家超残酷物語


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2003
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Karasawa, Nawoki (Story & Art)


Score: 6.791 (scored by 384384 users)
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Ranked: #115952
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Popularity: #13958
Members: 1,044
Favorites: 7
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /24


Nawoki Karasawa is one of the longer-active and more prestigious names in the typically small time, lesser-known world of gag manga. In a genre where art skill is second to just about everything else, Karasawa's dialogue is hilariously sharp and witty.

A gag parody of Shinji Mizushima's immortal "Mangaka Zankoku Monogatari" (Karasawa's title only differs by adding "cho" [super] to "zankoku"), a manga about the dreams, ambitions and suffering of a group of bright young mangaka, Karasawa brilliantly takes the piss out of just about everything involved with being a mangaka. It's lewd, raunchy, endlessly cynical and laugh-out-loud funny.

(Source: One Manga)


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Jul 28, 2010
Sometimes there is just a manga series that needs to be read by everyone regardless of quality or more importantly, regardless whether you are into manga in the first place.

Like an essay written by a famous philosopher, Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka is one of those that deserves to be in some form of Manga Hall of Fame must read category because from my knowledge it is the only completely translated in English manga that talks about the mangaka side of manga as of my writing this review. (At least based on the last few days of OneManga's manga listing)

The only two other ...
Jul 27, 2009
What really goes on in the mind of mangaka when they draw manga? That is the premise of Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka, Terrible Tales for short.

This manga doesn't follow a specific plotline, but rather an episodic, short stories that detail what goes on in the lives of mangaka. The chapters really dffer from a mangaka that just had a baby to the terrible, and dark lives of horror mangaka. It seems that there might be some actual truth behind this joke and does a good job of causing you to cut some slack on the mangaka for not doing a good job ...

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