Here's CD's How to design your own manga/anime fight and action sequence quick tutorial....
This fight sequence is used here: My manga series 2Masters
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WHAT this tutorial aim for: To bridge the gap between using reference and knowledge to designing fight scenes on page.
WHAT this tutorial does not do: Providing various martial arts references or teach you anatomy, you can get that on youtube or other sites.
安藤真裕 - Masahiro Ando [link]
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I am doing this note, tutorial for my friends who have fight sequences in their manga but don't know how to do it.
I only came to realize how little there is out there on this topic on the net, after talking to a friend of mine about her manga she wants to do, but have struggles with action sequence designs.
When i search, i couldn't find good tutorials right away, that's a sign that people don't talk about this. Most of us who got ok at it just purely learned on our own, and usually does not discuss in tutorial form i believe. Those who are good are too busy doing work for others.
So here's some of my free tips for those who wants it.
I can't say i am particularly good at designing action sequences, but at least i don't have major problems...
As long as i am not doing...
Stare...SLASH, enemy falls.... fight ends.
ERRRRRRK... that's the cheapest.... scene... ever.
(Edit: But One Piece used it with Zoro. lol It works somewhat with Samurai fight style, and you don't need a great fight design for a great story, but it requires no skill in designing this kind of fight, I don't recommend using it and I will not use it personally.)