>>12307936>>What does it take to become a great mangaka and is it worth it?
The popularity of your Manga makes 'you' great. Not your skill of art or how good your story is.
The Author of Kenshin never considered himself good at drawing. Actually doing Kenshin in the era he did because it was easier to draw over the time period he wanted to and because he liked 'stuff with swords'.
The original art for Ah! megami-sama sucked hard. But as it became popular, Kosuke refined his art and kept at it.
Rumiko Takahashi keeps writing the same story over and over again, just with different characters and setting. Yet her Mangas still are popular and get long Anime adaptations.
What you need for a good Manga is just enough skill and knowledge to understand what can first hook a publishers attention and then generate market appeal. Sometimes that’s simply being like everything else that’s ‘current’ but just with your own unique hook like a certain style of art or a type of character. Other times, you have to re—invent an entire genre or the way people look at Manga.
Though there’s a lot less of the latter going on now adays.