Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics Coming This August

I can’t draw.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I took a couple drafting classes. But as such, if I want to draw a stick figure, I need a drafting machine, t-square, and a set of French curves. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a Doc Nickel, or Rickard Jonasson, or Lar DeSouza in order to win the game. But you will be writing a comic.

Players take on the role of artists competing for fame. First you’re given a subject for your comic, created by drawing three theme cards from a 136-card deck. Using those prompts, you have to create your comic. However, the public will only read certain types of comics, so that’s where the Fleeting Trend Cards come in. Maybe today they want Science Fiction. Maybe tomorrow it’s Shojo Manga. Whatever it is, you need to do your best to incorporate it into your comic. The player with the most Fame Tokens at the end of 4 rounds of drawing is the winner.

The game was original funded via Kickstarter, but will now be distributed by Japanime Games.


  • Paul P

    I really wish this site would report news more concisely instead of starting every news post with meaningless banter text. I’m finding this site nearly unbearable to read anymore. It’s not just an occasional news post with blabber text at the beginning, it’s every post. Not good.

    • Alexander Brown

      It is called “Journalism” today. Admittedly, I mostly just look at the headline. However, I to prefer a more direct, “Just the facts, ma’am” approach, as well. But that is no longer journalism.

      • Andrew Franke

        No what you do that’s called an editorial column. Journalism is when you go out and look for stories to report on not just wait for someone to tell you about a new Kickstarter. Or actually report on the stories that do come in like Sharp Practice 2’s new release.

        That is something that hasn’t happened around here since November 2014.

        • Just so you know, I literally just finished scheduling in the Sharp Practice 2 release post.

          Just sayin’.

          • Andrew Franke

            Polar Bear, I am sorry you do a great Job. I just am so tired of these STUPID ass kickstarters for soda pop style miniatures. It isn’t your fault. I am more interested in the Historical miniature news we used to get. I get that they don’t send it to you and if it isn’t sent in it isn’t posted. I am just frustrated with them that they send it to place like TMP WHICH I HATE but not here. This used to be the site for ALL tabletop news. RPG’s, Historical Games, Steampunk, Fantasy, Sci Fi.

            Savage Worlds just had a HUGE day with Savage Rifts on the first day. Did they send out a press release…NOPE! people wonder why RPG’s are not selling as well. They need to send releases to place like TGN.

          • I do look around the internet for stories, as well as what comes in to me. But I am just one dude. So, of course, I’m going to miss things. I know you’ve sent in stories before and that’s great! I’m always happy for people letting me know about what’s going on, because as I said, I’m just one guy with a lot to do during the day. I’d love to have a staff of even just a couple people to help with the day-to-day, but it’s not really in the cards at the moment. Hopefully one day, though.

        • odinsgrandson

          Most journalism is about rephrasing PR. There’s some investigative journalism left, but it is so much more expensive, and has next to no financial return.

          Most of the Associated Press starts out in the same three newspapers (majority is New York Times).

          I’d love to see some investigative journalism on games, but every time that TGN reports on something that wasn’t official PR, the comments turn into “Hey, this aint no Rumors site!”

  • Michael

    You guys are no fun!