You don’t become one of the most prolific manga creators of all time without putting in some very long hours.
Many famous anime/manga creators are known for their one big hit, but not Rumiko Takahashi, for whom Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, and Maison Ikkoku are just a handful of her claims to fame. Her series aren’t short, either, as she’s drawn four that went for over 30 collected volumes, and even her short story anthologies, Rumic Theater and Rumic World, have five volumes each.
So how does Takahashi produce such a gigantic body of work? A fertile