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Offline DarkKanti

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Favorite Mangakas?
« on: August 31, 2006, 11:01:13 PM »
Who are some of your favorite mangakas and why?

Naoki Urasawa. Easily my favorite mangaka of all time. He's written such incredible works as Happy, Yawara, Monster, Pluto, and my personal favorite, 20th Century Boys. He has a special knack for creating both complex storylines and endearing characters.

Adachi Mitsuru. Simple and fun is the best way to describe reading any Adachi manga. Such manga include Touch, Katsu, Cross Game, Rough, and my favorite H2. Adachi specializes in sports manga, but the real gem in all of his works is the characters he creates and the relationships between those characters.

Tsutomu Nihei. Nihei is without a doubt my favorite manga artist. While his stories are often times hard to follow and characters a bit lifeless, his amazingly detailed and rough artwork more than makes up for it. His works include Biomega, Blame!, Wolverine Snikt, and a 14 page chapter in the newly released Halo graphic novel.

Honorable Mentions
Kubo Tite: Bleach.  Zombie Powder.
Hiroki Endo: The Crow, The Girl, and The Yakuza.  For Those of Us Who Don't Believe in God.
Tohru Fujisawa: GTO.  Shounan Gumi.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 10:46:42 AM »
Yoshiyuiki Sadamoto: Manga-ka of Neon Genesis Evangelion. His approach to the story after breaking away from Anno's direction adds a lot to an already good story. His artwork is never hard on the eyes. He is also known for the character design for Nadia.

Kio Shimoku: Genshiken's writer and artist. I enjoy his art style and nack for writing "geek humor".

Kiyohiko Azuma: Great comedy writer and character designer.  Azumanga Daioh ranks high on my "all-time favorite manga" list, and he is the man behind it.

Honorable Mentions:
Reiko Momochi: Confidential Confessions
Shin Takahashi: Saikano
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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 03:15:42 PM »
Kurier gets -1,000,000,000,000 points for mentioning Shin Takahashi.

And everybody knows that Tsutomo Takahashi, Kentaro Miura, Kaori Yuki, Yukito Kishiro, Hiroki Endo, Naoki Urasawa and Goseki Kojima are my favorite mangakas. In order: Jiraishin, Blue Heaven; Berserk; Angel Sanctuary, Boy's Next Door; Battle Angel Alita; Eden, Crow, Girl Yakuza; Monster, 20th Century Boys; Samurai Executioner, Lone Wolf And Cub.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006, 04:24:29 PM »
:o Double U Tea F!?
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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006, 04:43:04 PM »
I don't read much manga, but I do have some favorites....:

-Hiromu Arakawa: Before I get a bunch of smart ass replies to this, all I have to say is that without her, there would be no "Fullmetal Alchemist". She can do artwork and tell a good story at the same time. And the FMA manga shows this.

-Kiyohiko Azuma: what Kurier said.

-Yuu Watase: Yes, "Absolute Boyfriend" is a tad odd (that's an understatement...>.><.<), but her artwork is amazing and "Alice the 19th"=goodness (has the artwork component and a story).

And Yuu Watase bishonen=win.  >:3
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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2006, 07:30:30 PM »
I only slept with Kaori Yuki once. It was hot. <3 Yuki.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2006, 05:32:21 AM »
Takeuchi Naoko- Inventing Sailor Moon is reason enough.<3
Saito Chiho- I adore her imagery and style; it has sophistication. And I like that.
Yazawa Ai- Okay, my favourite. She represents everything I live by: fashion, anime, love, 'n par-tays, baby! I melt when I read her manga. Case closed.
Kiyohiko Azuma- what he said.
Yuu Watase- what she said.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2006, 06:39:56 PM »
Quote from: Kurier
:o Double U Tea F!?
Dude Saikano sucked. Major cox.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2006, 10:49:34 PM »
^Definately the best post in the thread.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2006, 11:29:53 PM »
Flame less, Mezikan! And where is that 20th Century Boys review!

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2006, 11:35:27 PM »
20thCB ain't over.  It's still got one more volume. ;_;

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2006, 03:22:35 PM »
I can't review it because I am waiting for the final volume Tama, I could preview it, but what would be the point in that if I am waiting for the last volume?

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2006, 06:19:49 PM »
Stay on topic, stay on topic. I blame DT and Tama. Every thread goes off topic as soon as Tama replies.

Kubo Tite is another favourite of mine. <3 Bleach.

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2006, 11:43:59 AM »
Hahaha, that's true Seven. Very true.

How's Bleach now-a-days? It's become "Naruto 2" yet?

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Re: Favorite Mangakas?
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2006, 08:42:34 PM »
Zombie Powder > Bleach
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