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Title Request Cheat Sheet
 

Title Request Cheat Sheet

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List of points to be noted when requesting comic titles to be licensed. ...

List of points to be noted when requesting comic titles to be licensed.
Country: Indonesia

This is a personally compiled list and shall in no way reflect company's view in relationship with its partners.
There might also be points missed.

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    Title Request Cheat Sheet Title Request Cheat Sheet Presentation Transcript

    • Title request cheat sheet Status: 0.5.0
    • Disclaimer
      • The content of this slide is in no way official or checked by the management nor communication department and shall in no way reflect the company’s opinion.
      • This slide is in draft status and incomplete in nature.
      • Following what’s described in this slide is in no meaning that the request will be taken.
    • Purpose
      • Present the points to be noticed by consumers when requesting new title
      • Detailing the information to be given to help publisher side when requesting new title
      • Explaining about the situation and difficulties of requesting new titles
    • General rules
      • For request of new titles from all foreign publishers, these guidelines are to be taken.
    • General rules for request
      • Information needed
        • Title
        • Author
        • Publisher & Label
        • Length
        • Summary
          • Preferably not copy-paste review
        • ISBN
          • At least book 1
        • Strength (optional)
          • What part of the title will appeal to general market
        • Modification
          • List of modification needed must be given beforehand
      • Avoid titles with contents that needs to be modified (censored)
        • Increase time needed for approval
        • Some publishers doesn’t accept picture modification
      • Avoid game adapted titles
        • Need license deal from the game studio
      • Preferably long running title rather than new title
        • Time efficiency for approval
          • Book 1 usually took long time for approval
        • Better stock of title
          • Limited time & quantity for request
      • Avoid difficult publishers
      • Avoid titles with questionable content
        • Heavy religious content
        • Homosexual related story
    • Modified contents
      • Sexual content
        • Lip kissing
        • Nudity
        • Sexual action
          • Explicit, such as sexual scene or obscene groping
          • Implicit, such as position that most likely signifies the act
      • Violence content
        • Graphic depiction of violence
        • Gore scenes
      • Hints
        • Assume the local publisher’s standard to be as conservative as possible
    • Publishers
      • Points and difficulties
    • Kodansha
      • Agency: direct
      • S/W
      • Quick response
      • Request can be done at any time
      • Request suggestion
        • Preferred publisher for request
    • Hakusensha
      • Agency: Tohan
      • S/W
      • Has request schedule
      • Request suggestion
        • Don’t request titles from Jet Comics label
    • Shueisha
      • Agency:
      • S/W
        • Popular Shonen Jump titles
      • Has request schedule
        • Currently uncertain
      • Limited request quota.
        • Modification counts as request
        • Uses special format for request
      • Modification-sensitive
        • Wont send reading copy
        • All modification must be reported with request
      • Request suggestion
        • Long running title very preferred
        • Preferably titles with no modifications as quota is limited
    • Shogakukan
      • Agency: Kashima
      • S/W
      • Has request schedule
      • Need list of modifications before request
      • Quick response
      • Seem to has exclusive agreement per author
        • Author whose work is published by a publisher can’t be licensed to other publisher of same country
      • Request suggestion
        • None
    • Akita Shoten
      • Agency: Tohan
      • S/W
        • Shonen titles has lots of fan service.
        • Shojo titles majority is old-styled
        • Published titles not too popular
      • Has request schedule
        • Twice a year
      • Request procedure has been simplified
      • Request suggestion
        • Avoid Champion Red titles
          • Too much fan service
        • Princess DX line recommended
    • Square Enix
      • Agency: Tuttle-Mori
      • S/W
        • Has anime/game related titles
      • Very sensitive to modification
        • No modification tolerated
      • Request suggestion
        • Avoid titles with modification
        • Find out if the author moved to other publisher (e.g: Mag Garden)
    • Kadokawa
      • Agency: Tohan
      • S/W
        • Has lot of anime/game related titles
      • Long time to respond to title request
        • In some case, took more than half a year for initial response
      • Long time to respond to approval request
      • Request suggestion
        • Don’t expect much
    • Other publishers
      • Futabasha
      • Houbunsha
      • Ichijinsha
      • Mediaworks
      • Media Factory
      • Sonorama