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.
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.
He tells her she can save the school but to accept her role as maiden, the girl will do anything to save her friends and then violet kisses her hand again, and in an awesome transformation sequence, she finds herself in a charming purple dress. She hears violet in her heart and tells her to fight and do/say what feels natural. Shes uncomfortable with being in such a cute girly dress but reaches inside and says " Vine tesser!" and a feather duster type items appear in her hands, she uses a move called ' violet vine samba' she points her hand in the hair and the weapon extends multiple vines that disperse energy thorns, penetrating the beast, The beast is weakened she then uses 'round up' and purple bubbles appear from her body and dissolve the roots and everything's back to normal. everyone wakes up. Hana finds herself carrying a flower pot with 3 flowers in it. They begin to talk to her " as expected from the maiden," violets exhausted. she freaks out with a " noway! did all that really just happen. No one seems to remember a thing, but continue to decorate the garden for the up coming event, her friends state the flowers are beautiful and would make a beautiful center piece. Hana is dirty so goes to get ready into her t shirt and jeans. Violet not impressed snaps his ( leaf hands? ) and she finds herself in a beautiful purple gown, everyone would never expect her to dress in such a way but her school crush tells her its cute, and shes mega embarrassed. she yells at violet though for being so impulsive.
in the next ep/chapter summed up she is told about the girl imbedded in the tree who is dying. and how if their world dies so will earth as they are connected by the life energy that flows between them,
sorry its so long ^ ^ what do you think? keep in mind i know how cliche it is XD; I have another main fantasy manga which is more gothic and dark. ( cause i like pain and angst) >_> and tortured ocs...
ok guys here's a story from my old otaku self
the story is set when the world is dominated by demons.the demon kingdom is ruled by lucifer himself.the tyrany lasted so long that the humans grow tried of it.they form an alliance lead by a girl/knight named rolysa hartnet along with her 3 other companion leshel a witch,zem a gunslinger,and celty a sphere wielder.desperate situation calls for desperate move the group sieze the kingdom and come face to face with lucifer,the 4 of them combined was not enough to defeat him and when demonlord is about to stab rolysa the witch cast a spell transporting them in the present time,here the met our protagonist m(holy crap!!!! theres a huge spider crawling on my screen, sis can you get it of my screen thanks!!)sorry about that.......)continue,,,
the protagonist named mak greenfield a nice guys who offered them food and shelter.everything was going smoothly and just when the 4 of them starting to fall in love to mak they found out that our protagonist is one of the powerful demon a scyth wielder and worst a direct decendant of lucifer,obviously they tried to rip his head off and after suffering a harsh defeat from the hands of our protagonist they realize that this world is so much deferent.(the end )..hell no..what if lucifer finds a way our girls this is where the action adventure starts and the epic battle between genaration of demons.....
ok hope you guys bother reading it
yeah to Adam7 thats a really great plot and storyline. im in the process of creating my own manga, but I'd rather keep it on the low until its fully developed and polished. But yeah, just keep going on dude. I can see high hopes for Platinum Trigger when you finish it.
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. 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
that sounds awesome~! maybe whenever they get riled up they form a natural disaster so~ fire girl gets angry, stuff blows up/ catches alight. earth person causes earthquake when nervous. water guy for some reason causes it to rain when hes happy or flood when hes overly excited and windy person causes tornado/hurricane when w/e XD; shutsup
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... -.-
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
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I remember it pretty well. I saw a video on TV of whole houses just floating out to sea as if they were boats. I cried.
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Did BBC resident know about it?
I liked this manga.
What I also found funny was ADTRW's response to it:
"It's not like those other creepy Japanese sex comics, honest!"
I liked the story and the art wasn't that bad either. The author of the story drew another manga called MolesterMan which was extremely funny and based on a real story about some image board denzien.
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
what's OEL manga stand for? If you don't know it's Original English-language manga.
Anyone else here hate OEL manga? I do and I wish they never made it. I think Manga should just be made in Japan or Korea. I hate the ugly graphics that they have in OEL.
Not only is it ugly but they make the manga page even more unbearable is some of the OEL manga artist just have to outline every single main character just so that they can look more noticable and that they pop out from the annoying over drawn, over crowded, over toned (is that even a word?)background! The whole page just practicaly bleeds with different gray-scale tones! It's not the standard black and white with a little gray to show shadows manga page. oh no, the whole page is F*&#@!G gray!
I'm an aspiring manga artist. But I'm not Japanese, or Korean. So what should I do? Nothing? Doesn't sound very interesting. I didn't choose manga because I think it's cool or anything, I choose it because I'm inspired by the manga style, as well as Japanese culture. I'm glad OEL manga exist - in Japan, manga wasn't popular and didn't earn mangaka much money before Osamu Tezuka - the God of manga - entered the picture; there hadn't been any good manga before he introduced his work, which jumpstarted the manga world and inspired mangaka all over Japan. It's the same in the OEL manga industry, once someone comes forth a truly good story, hopefully OEL manga will start to get good. The ability to create a story isn't limited to the Japanese, thinking so is just bias.
I don't mind the more gag-based OEL manga (in my opinion, it can still be called manga if the page size/format differs from the default Western comic book), but decent serious, story-based manga are a very rare breed in the OEL market. Especially if you care about well-drawn works.
whats korean manga??
If you want to be a manga artist but you're not Japanese or Korean, it's really a simply solution. Just fucking make it a graphic novel with "manga style" art.
No, you don't understand! It's a manga, like from Japan!
Let's a read Tower of God together!
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An initiative to get Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou released out of Japan:
Cool. I have an excuse to yell a publishers. Would buy.
>if you were to acquire its license.
Oh, geez. Why can't they just download and print it?
Updated a new HENTAI manga.
If you are interested in Japanese Hentai Manga,
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this girl, Yui Hirasawa is called 'Ikenuma' in Japanese thread.
Ikenuma means idiot in japanese.
she is very cute, but very idiot.
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