Christina Plaka

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Christina Plaka (born April 13, 1983 in Offenbach am Main ) is a German comic artist .


Christina Plaka drew heroes of Marvel comics while she was still at school , and at the age of eleven she found herself in the manga style. According to her, the main impetus for this was the manga Dragon Ball . During her school days, she applied to Carlsen Verlag in 2000 with the story Hiro No Destiny , but without success. In 2002 she took part in the drawing competition "Manga Talents" at the Leipzig Book Fair with Vampire 1776 and achieved second place. At the same time she applied to Carlsen and published her story Prussian Blue in the manga magazine Daisuki from 2003which later appeared in an anthology. She passed her Abitur that year, after which she began studying Japanese Studies and Romance Studies .

From 2005 to 2012 Tokyopop- Verlag published her follow-up project Yonen Buzz , the sequel to Prussian Blue , which reached five volumes. She followed Joachim Kaps and other employees of Carlsen Verlag to the newly established German subsidiary of Tokyopop. She also changed her style, which was then less based on the Shōjo manga.

Rulers of All Worlds followed in 2009 and Kimi he - Words to You in Carlsen Verlag in 2013 .

Working method and style

Christina Plaka gets inspiration from everyday life, television and music, often spontaneously. The ideas are first put into sketches in which the page layout is also determined. If the editor agrees to the draft, the ink and gluing of the grid foils follows. She takes all the pictures without a computer.

She names Minekura Kazuya and Osamu Tezuka as role models , whose working methods and story development fascinate her. Plaka's second interest is in full-length cartoons.


  • Prussian Blue (2003)
  • Yonen Buzz (since 2005)
  • Ruler of All Worlds (One-Shot 2009)
  • Kimi he - words to you (One-Shot 2013)
  • GoForIt (since 2015)

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Christina Plaka, Manga artist, interview. (No longer available online.) Arte, September 10, 2004, archived from the original on May 30, 2012 ; Retrieved March 17, 2009 .
  2. Christina Plaka. AnimePro, November 19, 2004, accessed March 17, 2009 .
  3. Stefan Pannor: Thank you punk! Spiegel-Online, November 30, 2007, accessed March 17, 2009 .
  4. Interview with Christina Plaka, German manga artist at Tokyopop. AnimePro, March 27, 2005, accessed March 17, 2009 .
  5. Carlsen on rulers of all worlds.
  6. Florian Balke: On New Paths. When she became Germany's most famous manga artist, she was just finishing high school. The end of her studies is now approaching, and Christina Plaka is rethinking. , Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, October 26, 2008, No. 42, Culture R3

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