🧑‍🎨NDS Malaysia visited Kadokawa Gempak Starz✍️  [Kadokawa Gempak Starzを訪問しました!]

April 3, 2024 by

Hey there manga maniacs and comic connoisseurs! Buckle up because we're about to take you on an electrifying journey through the heart of Malaysian manga magic! On the 22nd of March, we found ourselves standing outside of one of the famous studios in Malaysia, Kadokawa Gempak Starz. As the doors swing open, we step into the world where creativity knows no bounds and imagination on the reigns supreme. 

First up on the agenda? We were immediately struck by the palpable energy coursing through the air. The atmosphere buzzed with creativity and passion as Malaysian manga artist poured their hearts and souls into their work. One such artist was Keith, a renowned figure in the Malaysian manga scene. Meeting him was an honor and the students were fortunate enough to receive invaluable insights and guidance on honing our craft.

NDS Malaysia students walk around the studio to see how artist work in this industry.

The highlight of the visit was witnessing Malaysian manga artists in action, creating their own unique manga series such as X Venture series and many more. It was fascinating to observe their creative process from sketching initial concepts to bringing characters to life on the page. Keith and other seasoned artists graciously shared their expertise, offering tips and advice to aspiring manga and illustration creators like our students.

A gallery tour offered further insight into the inner workings of Kadokawa Gempak Starz. As we explored the various floors, we encountered a diverse array of talent, from traditional to digital artists. The studio was abuzz with activity, with dedicated teams collaborating seamlessly to produce captivating manga series. Colourist meticulously added depth and vibrancy to the artwork while translators worked tirelessly to ensure the stories reached audiences in multiple languages including English, Bahasa Malaysia and also in Mandarin. 

During the tour, we were treated to a rare glimpse behind the scenes with original manuscripts and works in progress proudly on display. It was a humbling experience to witness the dedication and passion that went into each page, and it served as a reminder of the immense talent within Malaysia manga community.

As we explored the gallery with camera in hand, we got to capture some memories of this unforgettable experience. The walls adorned with artwork served as a testament to the rich tapestry of Malaysian manga, showcasing the diversity and creativity of local artists. 

In conclusion, our visit to Kadokawa Gempak Starz was amazing. Not only did we gain invaluable insights into the creative process behind the Malaysian manga, but we also witnessed firsthand the passion and dedication that drives this vibrant community forward. 

It was an educational experience that left a lasting impression, inspiring us to continue pursuing our own manga dreams and contributing to the rich tapestry of Malaysian comics or manga. 

Darishini April 3, 2024
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