Ink for comic nibs should to be heavier and more viscous for nibs to write properly. This black Kuretake Manga ink is perfect and great to use with the Tachikawa comic nib line. Features black carbon ink that is waterproof and resistant to alcohol. Please keep in mind that the Manga ink can be susceptible to smudging if washed over with water or alcohol-based ink before allowed completely dry.
The video below demonstrates the waterproof capabilities of the Kuretake Manga ink:
Very good ink for drawing comics or other illustrations; very black and
permanent. The bottle is very nicely designed as compard other bottles of other
india ink manufacturers; it is wide and not narrow which makes it easier to
insert your brush or dip pen into the bottle.
My fave ink is French Sennelier india ink but this Kuretake is second best in my
Kuretake Manga Ink
Pros: Thick, Very Black Ink. Smooth flow. Dries quickly to reduce smudging on
drawing. VERY WATER RESISTANT! Comes in a great 60ml container that's topple
proof w/ a very wide mouth to make ink dipping easier!
Nitpicks: DO NOT use Copics/ Alcohol markers with this ink. Because it dries
fast, it tends to build up dry ink residue on the nib-clean with alcohol or any
other liquid/solution that helps remove waterproof ink.
Final thoughts: Excellent ink. Great glossy finish. Very dark. And a great ink
to use with watercolors! Nitpicks aside this is one of the best inks out there
in the manga market!
This lays down a very black line compared to a lot of inks I’ve used and works
well with a nib or a brush my only issue is I wouldn’t go over it with a
alcohol based marker but if you’re going to leave it black and white or color
it digitally I have zero complaints about this ink. I also find the wide base of
the bottle very hand for avoiding spills and the wide opening is great for
I think it's really nice ink and the only thing that bugs me is that it says
it's fast drying but I got a couple smears. Also it is a bit difficult to clean
it off the nib but othe than that it is really nice for drawing.