In terms of art alone, who is your favorite mangaka?
no, both of them have similar work and similar elements so it makes sense multiple people would love both of them
my third favorite is chica umino, so a huge difference after that
I think art style is the second most important part of any great series
I was debating whether picking Q Hayashida or not, but for me Inoue Takehiko and the dude that does pic related are also really good so can't choose.
It's a tie between ABe and Nihei to me.
Nihei is more talented of course, but ABe art has a special charm.
Inio, Oku, and Kengo are all good digital Mangaka but nostalgia factor makes me prefer Mangaka like Miyashita, Miura, Morita, and good old Takehiko Inoue even though he's sill pretty modern.
No I don't know, always wondered how some mangaka do that overly realistic shit, excluding people, like backgrounds, objects and whatnot, not counting the PunPun stuff because that shit's just obvious.
Like pic related, do you know exactly how they do it? And in this case, how much of it is not computer generate then? But hey either way man, art is art regardless of how they do it, we're not exactly judging their drawing skills here, just speaking about art preferences.
For me, I don't think anything beats 90's CLAMP.
Oh shit, that turkey is impressive.
To be honest, besides Asano, maybe Tite Kubo. I love his characters and his clothing designs. He dominates proportions and emotions very well and can express a lot of little things through his character's design. Pic related look at their expressions and how it all flows.
His cover designs are some of my favourite ever, very little mangakas work with graphic design/typography in their artsyle, which is something I love too
I also appreciate his more minimalist approach to backgrounds, it looks cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing to me than a lot of mangakas that draw in a shitload of crap just for the sake of it. There's a lot of beauty in simplicity, and being able to work with it isn't easy.
>Pic related look at their expressions
All three dudes on the right have the same expression. The females have similar expressions, difference is their mouths, and the last guy has no expression.
Sorry, I thought I had mentioned body language too. Idk you might not agree with me and that's okay but even after 3 years of drawing uni I still think this guy is one of the best, at least in the mainstream wave. Also keeping in mind that unlike a lot of mangas with exceptional art, bleach is weekly, which means less time to plan, sketch and ink.
But there's so many, I can't choose just one.
Akira Hiramoto (Prison School)
This man is a god.
Sahara Mizu. Also, Naoko Takeuchi is way up there. You can complain about her proportions, but I will always adore the lovely fluid way she draws stuff like hair.
Clamp's art for Clover was beautiful, also Suu is just perfection. I have a crush on her since I read Clover.
"Art" is too subjective for me. There are so many mangaka who are radically different in their styles but consider them genius. Saying X is better than Y is all too often apples and oranges.
I know she has just drew doujin, but Suzunosuke's art from Vocaloid is just pure sex, it's a fucking shame nowdays she only draw Kagamine romantic crap.
>He does great anatomy
Ishida has a gorgeous coloring style, but the man really needs to learn how to draw hands.
I've always really liked the way maybe draws shadows, btw anyone know a mangaka with a similiar style?
CHECK THAT GODDAMN CROSS SHADING JESUS MORITA
Let me guess, you've read お休みプンプン and ソラニン due to coming across them on some /a/ manga recommendation list, have read little of anything else, and are merely parroting a common opinion?
Read more. There are so many beautiful manga out there is isn't funny. You are missing out on so much. Read ヨコハマ買い出し紀行 and カブのイサキ, 蟲師, 風の谷のナウシカ, 人間失格, 男大空, よつばと！, 住めば都のコスモス荘, 苺ましまろ - there is such a HUGE range of interesting and different styles that it makes absolutely no sense to make the sort of statement you just did.
Why the fuck are you posting the names in japanese?
Pic related is probably my favorite art style, but there's so many mangaka with amazing art in all kinds of different styles.
I can, but there's no point in using japanese when most people can't read it, specially if you're trying to have a conversation.
It comes off as you trying to show off your "mad japanese skills".
It's easier to use the names instead of looking up what people refer them to in English. Want me to post roumaji names?
If you can't read Japanese despite being on /a/ for years and years and consuming Japanese media most of your life, it's not my problem.
>being able to read Japanese and call things by their actual names is autism
Pretty funny how people get banned for spoon-feeding yet a little bit of the language these manga are actually published in and people freak out. Top pleb.
If you don't know that "punpun" is called お休みプンプン, despite it being on the fucking cover, it is YOUR problem. Stop getting pissy because not everyone is as mediocre as you are.
I also have alot respect for
Koji Kumeta. I've always had a soft spot for simplicity like that.
So what I'm getting is that I don't know the Japanese names, and you don't know the English names, and that somehow that makes you the prince because superior nipponese graphemes.
> ctrl + f
> no Kaoru Mori
Let's fix this
Thanks for giving me a chance to use this.
That's because instead of just using the fucking romaji like a normal person you go out of your way to type it in fucking japanese, despite knowing that most people can't read that shit. So it makes you look like a retard who's just posting shit because he can.
It has nothing to do with being or not being able to read it, it's about you acting like a huge fucking pretentious retard about it.
sugoi nihongo powers man
I can assure you if you keep going like this every schoolgirl in grorious nippon will line up to suck your dick.
Then the emperor himself will come down from the sky on a ray of light and spontaneously turn you Japanese.
I really love Atsushi Kaneko's art. There are way too many I like though, it's just overwhelming that so many mangaka exist with all these different art styles that perfectly conform to whatever they're writing.
X was like the pinnacle of CLAMP's art.
I think Saeki's style is pretty neat
also Alice a best
Yeah, I'd really like to see more of his work. The artists that are strongly influenced by western cinematography (like Kaneko, Suehiro Maruo and Riyoko Ikeda) seem really interesting.
>The artists that are strongly influenced by western cinematography (like Kaneko, Suehiro Maruo and Riyoko Ikeda) seem really interesting.
You should look into Takao Saito's stuff, the closest paneling to cinematography that I've seen.
Takao Saito's major break was being chosen to pen the 007 manga adaptation, which was axed when the Estate started cleaning up loose ends after Fleming died. He started Golgo 13 immediately after. The guy's a pro, he knows that artist shouldn't sell themselves short, which is why he started his own studio and charges higher rates for his work. Consider the fact that Golgo 13 is one of the longest-running manga and it's still in serialization. If you want a crash course in cinematography, watch Lawrence of Arabia or something and then read his manga.
Daisuke Igarashi is probably my top favourite.
Took it off Google images to prove a point, nigga. As expected of a faggot to notice something so small, you probably have to pay the same attention to your dick on a daily basis.
Takehiko Inoue will always be the mangaka who I think has more or less mastered the medium, but great artists like Miura and (Eyeshield 21) Murata (among many others) are respectable answers as well. Urasawa gets a special mention for his art I think. It's at the same time simple and complex.
Either Araki for DiU and SBR or Inio for Solanin, Punpun, and DDDD
Nihei Nihei Nihei
Call me a nostalgia fag, but I love Katsuhiro Otomo's work.
Akira was visually pleasing from start to finish.
That unique atmosphere he provides in his work, the grittiness and shear detail of machinery and city scape, and the distinct realism in facial features will always hold a special place in my heart.