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How Much do Manga-ka make?

posted on 2002-06-04 16:38 EDT
17 highest paid Manga creators in Japan.

Manga information magazine Comic Fan vol.16 has printed a list of the highest paid manga creators in Japan:

Tax amount (estimated income in parenthesis) in millions of yen

Takahashi Rumiko 225.36 (616)
Aoyama Takemasa 162.34 (446)
Kurumada Masami 84.12 (234)
Akimoto Osamu 50.03 (142)
Akatsuka Fujio 47.67 (136)
Urasawa Naoki 44.54 (127)
Yokoyama Mitsuki 36.21 (105)
Miyazaki Hayao 31.82 (93)
Yanase Takashi 29.28 (86)
Miyashita Akira 28.47 (84)
Kawahara Masatoshi 28.47 (84)
Mizushima Shinji 28.16 (83)
Umezawa Yukari 20.48 (62)
Hirogane Kenshi 19.31 (59)
Adachi Mitsuru 19.12 (59)
Yaku Mitsuru 13.39 (43)
Kawaguchi Kaiji 12.53 (41)

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