Role of Trust in the Dyadic Relationship between the Author and the Editor in the Creation of Japanese Manga

15 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2010  

Keiko Kawamata

Aoyama Gakuin University

Date Written: October 14, 2010

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to explore the role of trust in the creation process of Japanese manga (comics) using the case research method with focus on the dyadic relationship between the mangaka (manga author) and the editor. Though creating manga is an individual effort, interactive production is rather common in Japan. Ideation is personal but there are bound to exist factors that can act as drivers of the creation system. It is necessary to explore how this dyadic relationship works and evolves, and to identify the factors that facilitate ideation and the subsequent manga production process. Further, in this research, the case of one of the most famous professional duos of manga will be examined.

Keywords: Content, Japanese Manga, Comics, Trust, Dyadic Relationship

Suggested Citation

Kawamata, Keiko, Role of Trust in the Dyadic Relationship between the Author and the Editor in the Creation of Japanese Manga (October 14, 2010). ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, October 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1692190

Keiko Kawamata (Contact Author)

Aoyama Gakuin University ( email )

4-4-25 Shibuya
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 150-8366
Japan

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