Limiting the Number of Characters

character -'kyarakutaa' or 'kyara' in Japanese from the English word 'character' - a noun meaning personality or individuality.

character -'kyarakutaa' or 'kyara' in Japanese from the English word 'character' - a noun meaning personality or individuality.

And in

manga terminology a person that enters the story is called a character. Essentially, it means the various idiosyncrasies that humans possess.

As a familiar example, let's say that you in your school uniform are in the same class with B-kun.

Since you have just met. you don't know much about each other.

Pop quiz time.

What kind of guy is B-kun?

Pop quiz time.

What kind of guy is B-kun?

Well, you could say that but...

It's one year later. Now. what kind of guy is B-kun?

Oh? He's a good dude. But he's got a loud voice and his teet stink. And he loves chicks.

The reason is because you have gone through some fun and difficult times together as friends over the past year and you have gotten to know and understand B-kun.

...or something to that effect.

...or something to that effect.

The same goes for manga characters. After the reader sees a few scenes, they understand the character and have feelings for him.

t gees without saying that pages will have to be expended to show scenes.

But, short story - as [^aracter 3 ' " the name suggests - ^ZT^ ,/? —t has a limited number f of pages. 3 character 2

\ character r character relationships

storyline

In addition, throughout the story, the setting has to be explained, the characters have to be introduced JO . and the

---L, storyline needs to be developed.

setting explanation

And since the development of the setting and storyline cannot be omitted...

There >f-> no way I can develop fjll theses characters.

If something has to go. the only thing to omit is the number of characters.

And since the development of the setting and storyline cannot be omitted...

There >f-> no way I can develop fjll theses characters.

If something has to go. the only thing to omit is the number of characters.

Making many characters is not suitaole for short stories.

In a word, a few crack characters are desirable for creating a short story.

Darn!

What about

Leaving &o -aoon?

Darn!

What about

Leaving &o -aoon?

Forty's over...

It is important to consider the type of speech suitable for each character.

Allotting pages from the Script to the Manga

It is important to consider the type of speech suitable for each character.

Wdll ain't that. a bitch... Hey that kind of diction will work.

Add scene settings and dialogue to the plot outline to complete your script.

Wdll ain't that. a bitch... Hey that kind of diction will work.

Allotting Pages

Divide off the script into one-episode scenes.

Take the story of Momotaroo for example...

An old woman while doing laundry at the riverbank picks up a giant peach, which floats by. This is scene one.

Divide off the script into one-episode scenes.

Manga Dialogue OutlineManga Dialogue Outline

If you use over five pages per scene for a 32-page short story, there will not be room for the other scenes.

You're

Hogging everything!

Scene 4

We'll make omissions to the Momotaroo story by removing the scenes where the peach is found and cut open

Black And White Cartoon JapaneseDividing Script Into Scenes

yielding the following results:

To get the right number of pages make abbreviations and omissions to the script when scenes are too detailed or too long or too much has been written to explain something pedestrian.

yielding the following results:

We'll make omissions to the Momotaroo story by removing the scenes where the peach is found and cut open

SPLOOSH!!

The old woman notices a floating

The old woman notices a floating

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Then we cut to the scene at the house.

Female Manga Characters Line Drawings

Then we cut to the scene at the house.

Finally we cut to the boy coming out.

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