My favorite would be 20th century boys, because of the way the mangaka does faces, its the best I've seen in manga. I also liked KCDS. I began to lose interest in Vagabond where he keeps slashing seventy guys for twenty chapters without being scratched, but well, the art is still the best I've seen.
I can almost tell this is a female mangaka. It might be the excessive focus on tapestry and making the background rich.
>Putting One Piece and OPM in the same league in terms of art.
No, Wan Piss drinkers are delusional enough to believe it has the best art in the universe.
And since he hasn't read more than 5 manga the only other candidate is OPM which is an /a/ favorite, so of course he has to read it or else he won't fit in.
Nihei's art is truly glorious
I especially love the way he handles architecture
Background is good, body is realistic but face is generic. Its really hard to do faces well. That's where 20CB and Vagabond stand apart from stuff like this and gantz.
The later volumes of Bastard!! look like stills from an anime adaption.
Nihei for regular manga
Endou Okito for lewd manga
A big fan of Eden and All-Rounder Meguru. Both by Hiroki Endo, both have incredibly detailed art.
Eden had some very goot art.
All rounder Meguru seems complacent by comparison.
Sure Endo does deserve praise for managing to convey complex, technical, real floorwork choreography, but otherwise he's really resting on his laurels.
I hope he makes something else in the future on the same level as the first say 12 volumes of Eden, or better yet the first 8.
I kept reading after that just to watch that delicious art and I think the ending wasn't that bad. He kind of got his shit together. But idk what he's thinking with his new manga, shit makes no fucking sense.
I have the scans since shit ages ago, but I can seem to dig into it. I always ended up readon Shin Angyo Onshi or Yokohama again every time I have time to read a lot of volumes of a series.
He can simulate motion and that's about it.
I feel the same. I read a bit as a kind of buffer series, but just ended up putting it down in favor of something else. Though to be fair I didn't get into the real meat of the story, so I still have a ways to go.
It's retarded to say which manga has the best art. There are hundreds of great artist with vastly different styles and different charms. You can say which one is your favorite but you can't say which one has the best
You mean that Berserk isn't full of nationalism when it doesn't portray politics in any fucking way?
I love Berserk, but the point of the manga is being a fantasy action story, is being ages since it barely touched political stuff in its plot or setting.
Not the best when it just repeats itself every volume.
>We're forming a new committee!
I think its unfair when people's art is compared to Inoue though. That guy is like a classical painter who happened to become a mangaka. It shows in every panel almost.. the art takes precedence over the story.
Not even close to being the most detailed but it is my favorite.
I can't fap to it either
I just daze at the backgrounds and characters clothes
GTO does look really good sometimes
Ah, how could I forget. I thought it'd be hard to keep a well known story engaging, but the story and the way he weaved fiction into it, the art and the environment he creates is beautiful. This and Mushishi were exceptional on a level hard to describe.
I fucking love the artstyle of this series
Which is especially suprising since I wasn't that keen on the idea of digitally drawn manga at first
I dunno, it's not too much. But if you compare how it used to look early on to how it looks now I think it looks like he's trying to capture some aspects from the anime.
I dunno, I'm bad at putting things into words sometimes.
And this shit is weekly.
I always liked a lot Planetes, especially all that detailed hand-drawn tech stuff like space stations, ships, suits and so on.
The rest of the manga look great too.
I think the author overdoes it sometimes. And it doesn't go well with all the speed lines he also usually overuses.
I understand but I disagree. For exemple levi in the anime looks like levi during the female titan arc in the manga, not like the current Levi.
When I first saw Nihei's work I thought he budded from Enki Bilal or something both in style and in prevailant themes, flies fish wired clothes and damaged skin
It helps that the author can do lewd so very well
I'll give you a hint.
its not this manga
I'm a sucker for Prison School's art style.
I really think he is one of the best at portraying motion.
No love for Farmland Saga?
Still my favorite art and manga to date.
those chinks from across the pond have some talent. and a lot of money to be spending on ink. kinda surprised some of their series are ALL color
Takashi Tsukomu has a peculiar style, but it's till beautiful.
Holy shit I was so into this when I was reading it, and right when it got to that great point, it turned into Fun Adventures in Slavery.
It felt like I was riding in a car that was going 100mph, and then the driver fucking stomped the breaks.
Innocent, Sun Ken Rock, Vagabond, Berserk are all great mentions but people mentioned them multiple times.
Me and the Devil Blues wasn't so bad
Feng Sheng Ji does this very well
Also I'm not sure about the Chinese shit but the Korean shit like >>112002179 is done digitally I think so no ink involved
>I had to take a break myself to be able to continue reading it.
Definitely, I started reading about 9 or 10 chapters and once I realized that it was actually happening and not a dream or something, I took a pretty long break from it.
Just look at this shit.
Prison School is fantastic in the character department, it's ecchi but it comes off amazingly well made, every shot he does is masterful. On the overall, Innocent has jaw dropping quality.
Maybe not best ever, but I'm really fond of the art, specially the costumes
He fucks up the anatomy a lot
But goddamn I love Araki's style
Early part 4 has the best style although the current art style is a close second
>but why waste it in an ecchi manga?
You just don't get it anon
>that look of fear
>that look of absolute domination
The guy probably likes drawing ecchi, and he does it pretty well, I can't blame him.
Irie Akie have a good art, although not really realistic. The way they draw characters is great though, and they avoid sameface.
When it comes to motion as well, none can beat Vagabond methinks. That scene where a young Kojiro is mimicking the movement of Kohei couldn't have been drawn better.
Haven't read Manhua, but those colors remind me of American comics, not for the better. I think Dr. Frost has shitty art but beautiful colors in some scenes.
It's an example of art that isn't the best technically, but it's got a really great style to it.
He is pretty inconsistent though, it was only looking very good since part 7 and bits and pieces everywhere else
>Haven't read Manhua, but those colors remind me of American comics, not for the better
You should give Feng Sheng Ji a read the art looks great in some parts
Wasn't it cancelled, though? I loved it and it's probably in my top 5, but I really doubt we'll ever get to see it again.
Maybe if Prison School does really well he'll get some leeway to do something without ecchi.
Sort of. It's pretty short, though. It's by the same guy who did Hideout. The white lines really give it away.
Mah nigga. Shamo may not be the best manga out there, but the art is godlike.
The art didn't really stand out to me that much
But I love that kind of story and MC and hope we get some more in a sequel series
The master. There is hardly anyone better in the art department.
Holy shit, you have no idea how fucking happy that makes me.
But still the art was very "solid"
and it was easy to know what's going on even in middle of fight, anatomy and perspective was nice, moves used by characters looked as something that human can learn...
I also wait for sequel
Stay delusional, guy. You make it sound like any of these manga artists are any good at perspective or other aspects of art. Even concept artists and illustrators use some cheats to make things go easier. Especially for a mangaka who has insane deadlines, they're not going to waste time figuring out the perfect perspective for something of that complexity.
anytime, came across it in a post yesterday
The art was very nice overall, but it never stood out to me as amazing or attention grabbing the same way that artists like Murata or Nihei do with their work
Goreinu was such a breath of fresh air during the Greed Island arc. He has a simple design and wasn't introduced as particularly important and yet he was both competent and rational. Like he didn't know in what kind of manga he was before teaming up with two crazy kids, their granny trainer and their pedophile clown stalker.
Manga artists seem naturally adept at drawing monsters, tenctacles and things like that.
Obligatory nomination of Ran to Haiiro no Sekai.
Surprised nobody has mentioned I Am A Hero, I really like the art
Not fan of gore but the faces look really well done.
Which makes me wonder, why do most manga with well done and detailed faces happen to be horror? Vagabond is an exception ofcourse.
Can't wait for Evil Genius to finish the first part and especially this chapter and the next one.
Perhaps showing the character's expressions is more vital to the horror genre.
All according to plan...
Yup, the first part of Zetman is ending in a couple of chapters (1 or 2). Then Katsura will continue in a second part some time later. Twenty years for just the first part. I am hyped as shit. This particular scene you are talking about happened in chapter 220, it's like the culmination of the first part. It's the same scene as the beginning of the series.
That was Shut Hell.
This is Innocent. Truly, every page is extremely polished.
Didn't Murata post videos of him drawing his shit to Nico Nico
Honestly I can't think of any of Nihei's works that don't look amazing
I had high hopes for Zetman but I find there's something off about the pacing and story telling. Like it fails to build suspense and it ends up slow and fragmented for the purpose of wasting time. I don't know if it's just me.
Sidonia art is different from the other Nihei works, but that's also because as whole it's a different manga.
If you compare it to Blame (first Nihei work) the theme is similar (shreds of mankind struggling to survive) but Sidonia is much less "oppressive". It's also much more streamlined and simple in terms of exposition and storytelling (for Nihei standards at least: Sidonia can still be a little hard to follow at times if you don't pay attention to details), there is like 10 times the amount of explanations and dialogue.
The art has changed to be more fitting, given these differences, and it's not like is bad in Sidonia - it's just "lighter" than Blame or Biomega because the whole manga is like that.
It's the inconsistent scanlation. I've been reading the raws every month and the past year or so every chapter has been huge hypefest, it's unreal. And the story is in a super interesting stage at the moment.
I won't say it's the best, but I fucking love Kouta Hirano's artstyle.
Shaman King could. Air Gear could as well. Prison School. First three from the top of my head and there are certainly a lot more.
Is this bait or a case of nomangitis?
Is this bait?
>The art has changed to be more fitting
Early Sidonia has the best art in my opinion
Hirano's eyes look great
I'm pretty sure his backgrounds are always filtered photos or 3D.
ONE is truly the most talented artist there is.
Matsumoto Taiyou can into an interesting art.
It may not be the best, but it does a lot of things right with facial expressions and making all the genitalia abuse really gruesome
I like this, but the face of the protagonist looks so incredibly stupid. It's all angular, and looks like a completely different art style that's been slapped onto the page.
Always and forever.
All part of Nihei's charm
Any other Dorohedoro fans
I personally can't get enough of the artists style
Yeah, I was really suprised when I found out she's a woman. Apparently she was Nihei's assistant at one point too.
Beat me to it.
It's debatable whether he's the best artist in all manga, but I don't doubt for a second that he's the best panelist.
He can draw some pretty cute girls, they tend to be a bit samefacey but not always.
But then he still fails at elementary stuff like ears, hands and even chins sometimes to be considered one of the best.
Because little kids don't buy manga for the detailed art, theu buy it for explosions. Most artists styles are probably killed by wanting to make money. Horror writers can ignore that though, and still have a built in audience.
Also, if you can't hear the scream, you better be able to see it on their face.
A few artists I like:
Sakamoto Shinichi (Kokou no Hito)
Sakurai Gamon (Ajin)
Inabe Kazu (Apocalypse no toride)
Fung Chin Pang (CAT)
Yugo Yuuki (Wolf Guy, Akumetsu)
Chen Mou (The Ravages of Time)
>Apparently she was Nihei's assistant at one point too.
I always knew she was a woman, but I never knew that
I wonder how hard it would have been to be Nihei's assistant, imagine having to draw every single window in this image
Masamune Shirow can handle both beautiful machinery and girls.
Ever tried drawing them to be anatomically correct? It's hard as hell even for pros.
A little easier, but manga tends to subdue them to make them look softer and "cuter"
I don't think anything has been posted that beats Vagabond yet. Murata and Miura are great, and their style's match their series better than Inoue's would, but Vagabond comes across as art rather than feats of skill or the brutal intensity Berserk is known for.
Honorable mention to Yabuki
Sure, it's hard. But when the ears look as uncanny like this it's a bit too much to go unnoticed.
Granted he messed up here, it's usually not this bad.
Shit, I was going for a madness moment
I won't say it's the best, but I've always liked Yotsuba's art.
Because a lot of people already mentioned Sakamoto Shinichi.
>No Ikeda Akihisa
His backgrounds are meh, but I really like his character designs.
Too inconsistent, some of the time it looks amazing but most it's just above average
I don't understand why TLR Darkness gets mentioned so rarely in those threads.
No one can draw the girls as well as Yabuki, that's why he's called "god" by fans in Japan.
Pic downscaled a bit because it was too big.
i wouldn't be able to decide on the best art if my life depended on it. but igarashi daisuke is definitely interesting. same with taiyou matsumoto.
the chinese also have a lot of well drawn manga, like ravages of time
>I don't understand why TLR Darkness gets mentioned so rarely in those threads.
We are all too distracted from the art thanks to the SUPER INTERESTING story
I dunno. The backgrounds in the more recent chapters could definitely give some of the better series a run for their money.
In terms of improvement in the art over the course of the series I think it's easily in the top 5.
Scanlations suck so another piece from artbook (real thing looks even better anyway).
Anyone has some art-style evolution charts like this?
>no Tetsuo Hara
what is this thread
yonekura kengo it´s pretty amazing
I'm not sure if it's possible to draw better so I'll just hope he never stops.
Koume Keito is pretty fantastic at background detail, which is unusual for a former hentai mangaka.
Shut Hell does not always have the best art, but sometimes, the art is just fucking awesome.
Just look at all this completely unnecessary detail.
You are dumb the pyramid doesn't need to be in perfect perspective, it hardly need any perspective at all. Unless you are talking about the road, but it just freehand. Nothing in the picture is really difficult to draw except maybe the little dots as the grassland/desert area.
Ishida cannot do 3/4 view faces for shit, though.