Got mine today, didn't expect it to be this satisfyingly humongous.
Why is /a/ so eager to support a mediocre unknown author? I could get if he was incredibly talented like murmata or hiramoto, but he's nothing special in terms of either writing or illustration. I always got people over rate his shit because of hipster cred.
Maybe I should ask my local comic store guy if he can import it.
How's the translation?
Still a good thing she didn't win in the end though.
Which makes no sense. Its mediocre. Required reading or watching should be what most people on /a/ only know of because current anime reference it. I guarantee more people on /co/ have seen Lupin than /a/.
>he's nothing special in terms of either writing or illustration
You're one of those people who goes into a series already knowing what're you're gonna think about it before even having read it, right?
>It plays out very shounen-like though
Did you even read it?
Well, I implore you to reconsider. First of all, the characters are all exceedingly well written and their interactions are interesting, which is what really sets it apart from shounen, which is only good for action. Secondly, the philosophy contained within the plot is genuinely interesting. Finally, the action sequences are pretty cool, and serve to break up the SOL which dominates the manga.
If you gave up *before* anima appeared, or *before* all the beast knights gather, give it another shot. You won't regret it, I think.
What is an opinion? It was required reading in the sense that everybody loved and talked about it, if you didn't know about it or hadn't read it, you were called a pleb and mocked. This may be before your time though.
Having already read it, my biggest criticisms since years ago was how under par the drawings were. I said the same about SnK and people told me it was a style despite the inconsistencies with things like arm length and hand size. Then SnK got popular and suddenly people agreed with me.
All those manga published in said magazine share lots of similar tropes and cliches.
I admittedly dropped it, can't even remember where to be honest. I suppose I'll revisit it though when this season is over.
I'm not him, but I felt it was kinda mediocre through the entire thing. I could just never really get into it I guess. Maybe /a/ overhyped me or something since I felt the same way about OMK.
I'm pretty open to atypical art styles, so I didn't realize there were people who thought the art in this was bad until a couple years ago. I guess there are people with that opinion though.
I for one like his artstyle.
It's fine to have different opinions. I'm not saying Samidare is the greatest manga of all time, obbjectively. It just happens to be my favourite, and if someone gets the wrong idea about it (e.g. generic battle shounen), I feel impelled to convince them to give it a second, fair try. I want to share what I consider to by my favourite anime. If they give it a another fair go and consider it mediocre, that's fine.
It has a clearly defined and distinct art-style, which is a lot more than you get in most series.
Mizukami's strong-point is switching tones when scenes calls for it anyways, not necessarily having every page be highly details.
It just means boy and young adult. I fail to see how it can't apply to anime as well as manga.
I already said there are exceptions, and besides, when one is using it in context to whatever is being discussed, it is going to be compared to the similar manga/anime within the demographic.
Of course nobody is going to compare darker than black to something like keion.
>not necessarily having every page be highly details.
Yes, this. One Punch Man and that arabian carpet manga both have wonderfully detailed art, but that's not the objective standard by which to judge art styles.
No, see you just can't accept that you're a fucking retard and just admit you're wrong. You are very specifically talking about Jump battle manga as if all shounen are completely identical. How many more times do you need to be shown you're wrong before you just accept it?
>I fail to see how it can't apply to anime as well as manga.
Because people cannot use it correctly within that context. Whereas with a magazine that is blatantly one or the other, anime does not, especially one that is not an adaptation. All you get are arbitrary designations and arguments over whether or not it is or it isn't.
It's been a while since I read it, but I remember thinking the art was kind of soulless. I'm not sure I'd be able to tell what a random panel of LBH is from the art alone. I guess that's not really a reason to outright dislike it, but whatever.
>Then why is nausicca considered to have good artwork?
Considered by whom? I may not know a fancy buzzword like "strawman" to describe a logical fallacy but I'm sure your argument contains one.
How many English volumes are released so far? Would it be cheaper for me to get the English versions or import the original volumes?
>I fail to see how it can't apply to anime as well as manga.
In context of manga it means the magazine it is serialised in. In context of anime it means fucking nothing because japanese tv does not have such concept, instead they have "timeslots".
>the art was kind of soulless.
Yeah, that's just a shitty empty opinion. Not trying to be rude here, but seriously? Soulless? What do you mean by that? It may be missing something, but soul ain't it. That doesn't even make sense considering how emotive the characters are.
>You are very specifically talking about Jump battle manga as if all shounen are completely identical
I literally just pointed out the contrary though. When I said Samidare was shounen-like, of course I'm talking about shounen battle manga.
This should be common sense. I'm not talking about Lucky Star, which I acknowledge exists as a shounen.
>Its his art style
No it's not.
No mate. One thing is having a style (which I agree, the author does have) but that doesn't make all his drawings exempt from mistakes.
Shit happens, it took a while for his style to come together, just like with most artists.
I explained what I meant immediately after that statement. I could look at a random panel from my top however many manga and immediately be able to tell what it is from the art alone. The art in LBH didn't really feel unique enough for me. The art just felt like generic manga art #803.
>Wherever you're going with this
He's saying your statement didn't make any sense.
Don't be so defensive anon.
I don't know, I don't think Lucifer's art is generic or soulless. I can pick out the mangaka's style vs. other manga, and as some other anons have said he's able to adapt his art to convey emotions that he wants to present at certain panels.
Although I guess "conveying emotions" really depends on the reader. It did it for me.
Manga adaptations are just advertisements. The manga is done, so no use advertising nothing.
Unless the publication wants a Biscuit Hammer anime to advertise one of Mizukami's ongoing manga.
There's also Level E, which fucking came outta nowhere.
>that arabian carpet manga
Mother. Fucking. Patterns.
That explains it. I was wondering why the hell there'd be an anime of this now.
Fuck you. Don't tell me that shit. Don't you fucking dare say that shit.
I don't even read it. Duralumin has been translating that shit instead of the greatest fucking arc in Spirit Circle to date. I had to live with seven months of nothing until I finally just said fuck it and got the CR scans.
Don't tell me that whatever he's working on is shit. I would feel so spit on right now. why.
Starring the wacky adventure of Aloha Owl and his troubles dealing with university life and his cute turtle-waifu.
Don't say you wouldn't watch it /a/.
Not that I have any intention of buying any, but this thread has actually made me aware that Seven Seas has licenced a whole lot of stuff I didn't expect. Even that horse pussy centaur manga.
Dunno, series didn't really do much for me. Greatly enjoyed the first half and than just lost interest with the whole "okay we killed that one now it's going up a number and changing and we have to figure out how to kill the new one" stuff.
Not a bad series, just lost interest for me.
>Just this one. MRSP is $18.99 a pop, but amazon has it for about $15.
Jesus Christ, what the fuck. That's what translated manga goes for nowadays? You can get raws for 300-400 yen brand new, and even 50-100 yen if you go the used route (Extremely good condition, too)
Amazon is a shit company for their business practices that mercilessly bullies authors and smaller publishers.
And I say this about to start work there for a couple months or so.
Motherfucker you don't even know huge. OP's book is average for a 2 volume manga.
And these don't compare to the old compendium of 20th century news I have laying around.
That book is a legitimate weapon by itself.
>It has a clearly defined and distinct art-style, which is a lot more than you get in most series.
That's a fancy way of saying it looks like shit. You're worse than the Bleachfags who claim Kubo's laziness is called minimalism
It is absolutely the second best space opera series I've read (behind Dune) but it is a bit slow getting started. Maybe 225-300 pages before the action really gets going.
When you get to the first satanic rape scene and the portal to the Beyond is opened shit really starts to go down.
This really doesn't do it justice but:
>magical space zombies
>space Al Capone
>loli sex... IN SPACE
Really all I can complain about is the slow beginning (which you'll see is actually a good thing here), kinda crappy ending, and perhaps TOO much sex, especially in 0G. My boners were distracting at times.
Here's the main shit:
>had reliable scanlation groups (this is the most important shit)
>fun to follow on /a/
From that it snowballed into some popularity like OMK. That doesn't say anything about how "good" the manga is; Popularity never does.