Manga can be essentially anything you wish it to be! It can be any genre, I suggest thinking about genres a lot and trying to weed out the ones that you find most interesting to develop a story on ^^ Also by looking at genres you can see the cliches from each one and try to stay away from them and create something original! Good luck on making your manga, I will definitely read it if you upload it here! ^^
You know me to draw with a more anime style, i like your stuff, apart from the odd spelling error, i have a few typed versions of your work on my computer, i basically just sat and corrected your spelling.
I Think a good manga should have a fast paced plot, as usually manga has a more violent side than anime, unless of course you're me me and watch read or listen to anything and everything you put in front of me (except rap music, gay porn, and horror movies) and have lots of eye catching images, and good "hook" lines. I take english at SQA National 5 (used to be intermediate 2 but they changed it, it now has a lot of stuff from the old Highers) so i might be talking in total gibberish to you.i was always good at creative writing, won prizes and stuff at school for it. So if you just want plain stories rather than a comic, i'll write one for you because i like to write this kinda stuff, and for some reason i've been obsessed with dragons. DAMN MY ADDICTION TO SKYRIM lol.
I might, but i troll people, like... A LOT, turns out one of my friends has gotten my account involved, or should i say, he started an argurment on christmas, and has been using my account to annoy these people ever since
Screw the art. Screw the fancy animation. It's all in the story,first, always. I'm talking about the depth of your characters. Can the audience connect with it? I'm talking about the fluidity of the setting. Does it match with the story you are portraying? I am talking about the main themes of the story. Are the characters following the recurrent theme? Honestly, I've seen comic strips with the most horrid art, but a story that really hooks me from the get go. Now, that we have the first priority cleared up, yes, I guess art is important too -_- Your art should attract readers, it should convey what kind of comic you are writing. Ever read Sin City?( the original comic) It shows off it's dark noir art style perfectly, which melts in great with the story. but yah. story first, characters second, art third.
A good story with a narrative voice you can relate to and can easily get into their mind, so that if feels like you are experiencing this world through them. Also, Easy to follow narrative flow, so not too many speach bubbles on one page so the reader can't work out where to go next, you shouldn't need to think about how to read the book as it detracts from the action. I've read manga where the page is so hard to follow I've had to spend time working out what bubble and box came next!
Good storytelling is also an important factor. While it is extremely important to focus on the visuals, artwork, character designs and stuff, you must also be able to tell a compelling story in a way that draws your readers in and allows them to immerse themselves into your world.
Everything that =theworldisbehindus says is true, but the mostly the best thing about manga is character development and the art.
If you got good character development, then the manga can go well. Not just a good story. Story is pretty much in every aspect, but specifying to good character cast, makes a story worthwhile.
I mean what is your favorite charater? Do you keep watching the anime to see the story progress, or what make the story progress? The characters mostly do it.
The art too. The Japanese are geniuses for realistic backgrounds, but putting their anime characters as non realistic, making it stand out a bit. People see the characters, but everyone misses the backgrounds. They are well painted, and they take a long time. Its kind of one reason, anime character try not to be soo realistic; They would blend too much with the background. So make sure you have a good balance on your backgrounds and your anime character.
Basically all of the things that make a good story in any other type of media (books, movies, etc.)
All good manga should have a compelling plot; interesting, memorable characters; character depth and growth; and of course, appealing artwork. TVTropes has a collection of articles related to this, some of which you might find helpful: [link]
Maybe you should ask yourself what you like about your favourite manga series. What makes it good? (Just don't copy their plot/characters, because that would be plagiarism, and that's wrong).