Title request cheat sheet Status: 0.5.0
Disclaimer <ul><li>The content of this slide is in no way official or checked by the management nor communication departme...
Purpose <ul><li>Present the points to be noticed by consumers when requesting new title </li></ul><ul><li>Detailing the in...
General rules <ul><li>For request of new titles from all foreign publishers, these guidelines are to be taken. </li></ul>
General rules for request <ul><li>Information needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></...
Modified contents <ul><li>Sexual content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lip kissing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nudity </li></ul></u...
Publishers <ul><li>Points and difficulties </li></ul>
Kodansha <ul><li>Agency: direct </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response </li></ul><ul><li>Request can be do...
Hakusensha <ul><li>Agency: Tohan </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><li>Has request schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Request su...
Shueisha <ul><li>Agency:  </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular Shonen Jump titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ha...
Shogakukan <ul><li>Agency: Kashima </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><li>Has request schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Need lis...
Akita Shoten <ul><li>Agency: Tohan </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shonen titles has lots of fan service. </li...
Square Enix <ul><li>Agency: Tuttle-Mori </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has anime/game related titles </li></u...
Kadokawa <ul><li>Agency: Tohan </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has lot of anime/game related titles </li></ul>...
Other publishers <ul><li>Futabasha </li></ul><ul><li>Houbunsha </li></ul><ul><li>Ichijinsha </li></ul><ul><li>Mediaworks <...
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Title Request Cheat Sheet

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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

  1. 1. Title request cheat sheet Status: 0.5.0
  2. 2. Disclaimer <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>This slide is in draft status and incomplete in nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Following what’s described in this slide is in no meaning that the request will be taken. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Present the points to be noticed by consumers when requesting new title </li></ul><ul><li>Detailing the information to be given to help publisher side when requesting new title </li></ul><ul><li>Explaining about the situation and difficulties of requesting new titles </li></ul>
  4. 4. General rules <ul><li>For request of new titles from all foreign publishers, these guidelines are to be taken. </li></ul>
  5. 5. General rules for request <ul><li>Information needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher & Label </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preferably not copy-paste review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least book 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What part of the title will appeal to general market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>List of modification needed must be given beforehand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid titles with contents that needs to be modified (censored) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase time needed for approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some publishers doesn’t accept picture modification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid game adapted titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need license deal from the game studio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preferably long running title rather than new title </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time efficiency for approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book 1 usually took long time for approval </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better stock of title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limited time & quantity for request </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid difficult publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid titles with questionable content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy religious content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homosexual related story </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Modified contents <ul><li>Sexual content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lip kissing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nudity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explicit, such as sexual scene or obscene groping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implicit, such as position that most likely signifies the act </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Violence content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic depiction of violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gore scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assume the local publisher’s standard to be as conservative as possible </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Publishers <ul><li>Points and difficulties </li></ul>
  8. 8. Kodansha <ul><li>Agency: direct </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response </li></ul><ul><li>Request can be done at any time </li></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferred publisher for request </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Hakusensha <ul><li>Agency: Tohan </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><li>Has request schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t request titles from Jet Comics label </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Shueisha <ul><li>Agency: </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular Shonen Jump titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Has request schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently uncertain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limited request quota. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modification counts as request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses special format for request </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modification-sensitive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wont send reading copy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All modification must be reported with request </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long running title very preferred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferably titles with no modifications as quota is limited </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Shogakukan <ul><li>Agency: Kashima </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><li>Has request schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Need list of modifications before request </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response </li></ul><ul><li>Seem to has exclusive agreement per author </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author whose work is published by a publisher can’t be licensed to other publisher of same country </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>None </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Akita Shoten <ul><li>Agency: Tohan </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shonen titles has lots of fan service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shojo titles majority is old-styled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published titles not too popular </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Has request schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twice a year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request procedure has been simplified </li></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid Champion Red titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too much fan service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princess DX line recommended </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Square Enix <ul><li>Agency: Tuttle-Mori </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has anime/game related titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very sensitive to modification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No modification tolerated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid titles with modification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find out if the author moved to other publisher (e.g: Mag Garden) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Kadokawa <ul><li>Agency: Tohan </li></ul><ul><li>S/W </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has lot of anime/game related titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long time to respond to title request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In some case, took more than half a year for initial response </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long time to respond to approval request </li></ul><ul><li>Request suggestion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t expect much </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Other publishers <ul><li>Futabasha </li></ul><ul><li>Houbunsha </li></ul><ul><li>Ichijinsha </li></ul><ul><li>Mediaworks </li></ul><ul><li>Media Factory </li></ul><ul><li>Sonorama </li></ul>

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