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Who is the richest mangaka?
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The job of the Mangaka is one of the coolest careers imaginable. The ability to create worlds and characters that are beloved by fans is a reward in and of itself. A creator may no longer be living, but their creations are still very much making money and they will always remain in our hearts forever.
Is It Hard To Be a Mangaka?
Remember: A character is someone with a story, that’s why people really care, else it’s just a drawing. Being a mangaka is very hard and demanding work. However, it is extremely rewarding when you see the world you tirelessly struggled to create gain recognition. Don’t let your youth stop you, use it to your advantage.
Top 10 Richest Mangaka
Manga is a popular form of Japanese comic that has been gaining popularity in the West in recent years. While there are many different manga writers out there, these are the top 10 richest ones in the world.
10. George Morikawa
Hajime no Ippo is a boxing manga that has been going strong for well over 20 years, still drawn all this time by George Morikawa. With a personal net worth of around $3-4 million, Morikawa has even won the 15th Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category for Hajime no Ippo.
9. Keisuke Itagaki
Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki the Grappler follows a teenage fighter in a series of no-holds-barred lethal combat competitions. The range of sales for this comic book is on a different level. According to Wikipedia, the series has sold more than 75 million volumes of the text. In the last six decades, the master writer and illustrator has managed to make around $5 to $7 million in fortune. As the manga continues to sell, his net worth is also on the rise.
8. Yoichi Takahashi
Yōichi Takahashi’s Captain Tsubasa is one of the biggest sports comics ever created and is beloved across Japan for compelling characters and sports action. In 2016, the football club FC Barcelona invited him as a guest and he has received many awards for his excellent work in the anime industry as well. Takahashi’s personal net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.
7. Hirohiko Arkai
Hirohiki Araki is the artist who made his fortune by creating the world of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The popular thriller text has more than a hundred million comics copies in circulation. On top of this, the text continues to sell widely. Moreover, he also swiped a huge chunk with the five anime seasons of the series. So, Hirohiko’s net worth is estimated to be around $13 Million. As the comic book and anime continue to sell, it is most likely that he will climb up the higher ladder.
6. Masashi Kishimoto
One of the top mangaka and most influential people of Japan, Masashi Kishimoto is a well-known face among anime fans. He’s behind the creation of the most loved anime series Naruto. Despite the rather insane success of his series, Masashi Kishimoto is only estimated to have a net worth of about $20 to $25 million. Of course, this is a huge amount of money, but, given the impact of his work, it also seems to be a curiously small amount.
5. Yoshihiro Togashi
Hunter X Hunter is easily one of the highest-selling manga works of all time. With a 36-volume comic book underselling and numerous anime versions still in relevance, Yoshihiro earns a great price from his works. Togashi worked on several other mangas as well in his initial days but these two made him financially the richest manga writer of all time. Togashi’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.
4. Hajime Isayama
Hajime Isayama is a renowned name in the manga industry. The author of “Attack on Titan” is not only famous for his work but is also known for his wealth. At the same time, there has been no authentic or governmental source that can confirm the net worth of the artist. But according to speculatory figures, the artist makes around $45 Million a year.
3. Gosho Aoyama
Crime and detective stories have always engaged huge audiences. While comic book costs a few pennies for a reader, Gosho Aoyama ended up raising millions through this. The writer and creator of Detective Conan have sold more than 240 million copies of his work so far. With this, he has been able to make a fortune of $50 Million.
2. Akriyo Toriyama
Akira Toriyama is a name that everyone has heard of. Even the non-manga fans would know who this artist is. The creator of the Dragon Ball franchise is the most loved manga artist of all time. Akira Toriyama’s net worth is estimated to be $55-57 million and it’s not just because of the Dragon Ball franchise. He’s also responsible for the character design in Dragon Ball Quest video game series.
1. Eiichiro Oda
Author Eiichiro Oda is known for two things- hiatuses and One Piece. The artist has been consistently working on One Piece for four decades now. With over a hundred volumes out, the artist has also managed to garner a multiple-digit net worth. In the history of the anime & manga industry, no one ever reached the top of the richest manga writers of all time like the way Eiichiro Oda did. He’s the wealthiest mangaka with an estimated net worth of over $230 million.
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