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Title Request Cheat Sheet

Title Request Cheat Sheet



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