Dokyuu Hentai HxEros Author Explained How You Make Money In The Manga Industry

Dokyuu Hentai HxEros Author Explained How You Make Money In The Manga Industry

As a guide for people who are looking to make a living through art, Dokyuu Hentai HxEros manga author Ryouma Kitada shared a detailed breakdown of his earnings as an artist on his social media. The guide establishes which forms of income are "time efficient" and / or "stable" for an artist.

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Dokyuu Hentai HxEros Author Explained How You Make Money In The Manga Industry

The first chart details the forms of income related to drawing sleeves. This list includes the payment of commissions for manuscripts, royalties for book sales, sleeve awards and other miscellaneous tasks. KITA identified royalties as the most stable and time-efficient form of income. In the case of physical books, creators are paid 10% of the price of the books on each initial print run, while with e-books artists are paid 15% of monthly sales. KITA said he is currently making more money from physical books, but because e-book sales continue even though a series has already ended, they can also be very important.

Artists also earn royalties for merchandise, although this is often sporadic and a multi-stakeholder business. When an anime comes out, merchandise tends to be based on anime art rather than manga art, which means that the original author will not benefit.

The other main form of income for serialized sleeves is the manuscript commission fees paid by the magazine editor. KITA wrote that he has heard that the typical fee for a black and white manga manuscript from an artist new to the industry is around 7,000 yen ($ 66), although in his case it was slightly higher. He also noted that color pages become less efficient over time, as they pay 1.5 times more than color pages, but take longer to complete.

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Dokyuu Hentai HxEros Author Explained How You Make Money In The Manga Industry

The second chart describes illustration work, which is classified into two types: character designs and unique illustrations. Designing the characters for a light novel can be hard work at first, but if the series is successful and continues, it will get easier and easier to draw the characters and the income will be stable. Unlike manga, light novels do not pay royalties to the illustrator, but will receive a separate income if their designs are adapted to a manga or anime. KITA has not been personally involved in much video game character design work, but he has heard that with popular video game franchises, artists can be on a special contract and earn a regular income this way.

As for unique illustrations, they are often drawn for posters, advertisements, and other promotional purposes. KITA commented that it is much easier for him to draw characters of other artists for a promotional campaign than to design an original character, so he considers the first method to be more effective over time.

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Dokyuu Hentai HxEros Author Explained How You Make Money In The Manga Industry

The third chart addresses the activities of doujin artists. These artists can sell their own work independently at doujinshi events like the Comiket (relatively reliable for a popular artist) or through courier sales (sporadic sales but a reliable form of passive income over time). They can also sign up for subscription services like FANBOX, Fantia, and Patreon and get donations, or art commission services like Skeb, which provides a means for fans to directly fund artists. These services allow independent authors to set their own terms for the content they produce for their fans.

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Dokyuu Hentai HxEros Author Explained How You Make Money In The Manga Industry

The last graph is a pie chart showing the proportion of income earned from each activity. 38% of revenue comes from physical book royalties, 25% comes from e-book royalties, 20% comes from black and white manuscript commissions, and 17% comes from other activities. The reader should note that the graphic deliberately omits any income related to the anime industry, given that its objective is to show the economic functioning of a manga artist with a monthly serialization.

For his part, KITA has published the Dokyuu Hentai HxEros manga in the Shueisha publisher's Jump SQ magazine since 2017, and the publisher published the ninth compilation volume on March 9. The play is inspiring an anime adaptation currently on air, produced by Project No. 9 studios, under the direction and scripts written by Masato Jinbo.

Synopsis of Dokyuu Hentai HxEros

In a world on the brink of a great disaster that began five years ago, there are heroes who, with the help of a device called HxEros, use the Ecchi (H) and Erotic (Ero) power to save the planet from libidinous monsters. Retto and Hoshino Kirara are childhood friends who have separated. One day, they are caught in a battle against a Censor Bug that feeds on the sexual energy of humans. After successfully defeating him, they join another group of heroes and will use the erotic power of HxEROS to save the world.

Source: ANN

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