Can you describe what is happening in this image, because the visuals (or more specifically, a visual) made me intrigued. At the part where it says ライトアップ, what is going on?
I previously posted this on 日本語, but I thought this topic might be a little more popular if I posted it here.
It won't be popular anywhere since this is a western BBS.
He was biking home when a man jumped out in front of him without any pants on. The man told him it was a punishment game and asked him to look. He looked upwards instead of at it but became curious and "lit it up" with his bike headlamp. Eventually the flasher let him go. He says he was scared and when he got home he told his mom and they called the police.
The TwitPic caption says it happened to him when he was in middle school.
How do you like it?
inb4 son dies
No but really, I like it
I liked it, but what was written on the boat?
check out Tatsuyuki Tanaka's and Shinya Ohira's flip books. They're very good!
Image is mine, on a small cliff next to a waterfall. It's so insanely relaxing to have that kind of sound in the background as I read. You have no idea.
On my lawn during a sunny day.
I don't really have a 'place' per say but I read while on public transit.
I read it online my special place is my computer. But this makes me want to try something new...
well I always get distracted at this manga shop and start to read the comics :) it's called MINOTAUR it's in Melbourne at
121 Elizabeth Street
or you can go on their e-mail: www.minotaur.com.au it is AWESOME!!!
I hope people will use this board more often. Let's have a baseball thread. Post your favourite, new stuff, old stuff, doesn't matter. I'll start.
What do you people think about Koukou Kyuji Zawa-san?
The story evolves around a cute tomboy, who is the only girl in the HS baseball team.
Let's a read Tower of God together!
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I've had quite a few ideas for comics/manga in my time, but I've always been too lazy to do anything about them. These are free to use if you want to, and if you want I'll supply more plot/plans for any of them. For most of these I had fleshed them out more than just the summary.
I guess a few of these would also make good web comics.
Everyone, please try to do in their spare time
Here is a short one...
Tin of Phoenix
Summary: Verdun, 1916. General Falkenhayn intends to bleed the French Army white in a battle of ferocious attrition. The French high command, caught off guard by this furious German offensive, rushes in men and material to hold the city of Verdun. The battle cry "They shall not pass!" personifies the French resolve. But France's soldiers hang by thinnest thread imaginable as the "Meuse Mill" continues to grind and crush regiment after regiment. Yet the French hold fast. The German commanders, meanwhile, feel the pressure to take Verdun as soon as possible to stop the ceaseless bleeding of their own troops. To that end, they unleash a hellish new weapon capable harnessing the power of fire in the palm of a soldier's hands: the flamethrower.
Claus Fleischer is a young, idealistic, yet naive recruit, popular with the ladies for his looks back in his small town in Germany. Annoyed by the soft living of country life and idle gossip, he joins the Army to take part in the grander purpose of making Germany a great country and to do "real man's work" by fighting at the front.
Here's an idea or whatever. I'll be drawing it soon. Name: Akuma-chan! (Dunno exactly yet) so here it is: starts out with a young male highschooler who is darting through the city at night. He has a crowbar and leaps into the air, throwing it as if it is a shurikin at another boy who has long, golden hair, fangs, and eleven ears. The other boy dodges it at inhuman speed, then throws a kunai knife in retaliation, other to have it snatched from midair by a loud, bossy female who jumps out of a manhole between them. Turns out that she is a demon keeper who watches over the two. The initial character is a boy who was normal until he ran into this woman and attacked by her cat. The cats passes on an infusion of demon blod into him, which induces strange side-effects. Eventually, his life is sought after many bounty hunters after his new-found powers prove to be to much to handle. But the girl ones back and offers to be his guardian, because it was her cats fault that he was going to be killed. At her house, he meets another demon named --- who hates him because he is weak and a pain. The have a rivalry that endures the length of the series, while the hero is trying to find a way to redeem himself by becoming a) the worlds strongest demon or b) cleansing himself of his curse. Falling in love with a human girl doesn't help either... this story will be a comedy/ action/ gore/ fantasy and will take place in I dunno yet. Btw the boy lives on his own up till he meets the demon keeper in a small apartment.
AUGHHHH nobody told me my title was taken already TT^TT oh well, back to the drawing boards... -.-
OK guys...heres the deal. Im a student in the 11th grade and i have to submit in an art project on ANYTHING. I decidet to do a manga. My drawing skills are pritty good, according to me and i should be able to pull most things off.. BUT i suck at thinking up realistic plots.... SO i was wondering if you guys could help me out with the plot . FYI it only needs to be like 4 to 6 A3 size sheets...SOOO yeah.
I was thinking of it being a alternate timeline / appoclyptic(I suck at spellings) manga ,Something along the lines of shingenki no kyojin(not a copy though, it should be original) . It dosnt need to end in the no. of given pages...but i would like to make the last page make the reader/examiner want to read more of it ...SO please give me a little help here :P
yeah and contact me on my email if you can at kittu978@ hotmail.com
Name: kurai aika
Personality: , untrusting, doesn't relish in many activities, observant, composed, smart, relaxed, looks down upon many people, teaches himself some self control. Beginning to exit the static of society. Horrible money spender. Deals with stuff in ways that are wierd and complicated.
Few friends . Escaping home and heading places all over the city to relax, under utilized brain skills, In a wierd social life state currently. Wants to be hated. So he can not be distracted by things and people ever again.
Hair colour: Black
I'm going to take my favorites of these ideas, stick them in a blender, and see what kind of %#&! comes out. Like cooking.
I am surprised a thread was not made before, but anyway here you can talk about Yostuba&! and all its wonderfullness.
My favorite characters are Koiwai and Fuuka, and they double as a good couple even though that would make Koiwai a pedo. Yotsuba herself is adorable and can really make you happy and stuff.
Who be your favorite characters?
Fuuka=best, her older sister (forget her name) is also awesome
Ena>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>all but Ena
Yotsuba-chan she is so cute and she doesnt understnad some of the things are not good for a little girl to know but hi that what makes it funny! ^^
first time i read yotsubato, i think miura-chan is a boy... hahaha
I just finished reading the latest volume of Yotsuba&! (volume 12). It was splendid as usual, although I was a little disappointed at the lack of Fuuka and Asagi. However, I was pleased that Miura's hot mom made a few appearances.
I wish that Yotsuba&! was longer. I wish that it would follow Yotsuba's whole life, all throughout school and adulthood, and the stories of the people around her, but all revolving around her. An epic tale of a lifetime, slowly told one day at a time.
Of course, that will never happen and it probably shouldn't. Yotsuba is meant to stay young forever, after all. 12 story-weeks have passed since the beginning, written over the course of about 10 years. If Azuma keeps drawing at the same rate, it will take about 33 real years for the first year of Yotsuba to finish. And yet I can't help wanting more.
Do you know of any manga like Yotsuba but longer? I'm thinking long span, slice of life with enough light quirky humor to keep it interesting, and beautiful clean art is a plus. The best one I can think of is Oyasumi Punpun, but that tends to be a little too teenage angsty.
Before you mention it, I'm already reading YKK. It's great, but not quite what I'm looking for.
Amanchu? I was going to say YKK, hahaha.
Fuuka is great, but my favourite 'character' is the scenery. It feels so real, like you could take a walk there. It is what makes Yotsuba& something more than just a simple comedy. The world lives and breaths around the characters and that creates this warm feeling to the series. I'm not good at explaining.
Miura is the greatest, by far.
I think we should make one about a girl who controls fire and has always been bullied about it in her past. now she has met a person that controls earth one that controls water and one that controls air/sky/wind. now they are looking for a stone which could balance the world. The world right now is in bad shape with villains and everything. but the main character always has tantrums and her fire keeps blowing up stuff. so she has to learn to keep it under control. oh yeah, and she doesn't really get along with the guy that controls water so there's always tension. could be funny
The Girl Fire Bender?
"Avatar: but there's only four of them"
Regardless, I quite like it.
Honestly, non-Japanese "mangaka" have the ability to write or draw something as good or as bad as and Japanese does, however I do think that if you are not Japanese, then you cannot call yourself "mangaka". What do you think?
We'll add to the "ironically japanophile and obnoxious" pile.
Please don't be real. Please don't be real. Please don't be real.
All manga are comics and all comics are manga. They're the same thing, and that also applies to cartoonists; all cartoonists are considered mangaka in Japan, whereas the West would call a mangaka a cartoonist.
But Western artists do need to stop calling themselves "mangaka" if all they draw is comics with a "manga" aesthetic. It's foolish.
It doesnt matter if the actual mangaka is japanese because its all about the art form. If someone uses a japanese style of drawing to draw a "comic book" whether their mexican white or japanese it stops being a comic book and starts being a manga because of the art form thats used. A mangaka is simply an artist/author of the manga. This is like asking is a novel still a novel i a japanese person is the author? It's really stupid...
This looks off to me. I can't place my finger on it but there is always something a little off about all the Japanese inspired comics I have seen by western artists. Maybe it's the ink work. There is just some depth missing there. The backgrounds are bad too, pretty much missing most of the time. The scenery is one of the best parts of Manga.
What if it's in the style of manga? In fact I have no problem with Western comic artist describing their work as "manga style", as long as they don't actually call it "manga" (because, by definition, it isn't).
Well, maybe I won't sell my 'American manga' to those who be hatein