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.