Great art in Manga

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Half the shit's online in HQ ,may as well appreciate the stuff that's drawn good.

Of course everyone knows the best art is in doujinshis where quality can't succumb to the evils of deadlines but most of that is hentai which isn't really my thing. That being said, maybe NSFW at some point.

Start with not Berserk because Berserk.


"Takemitsu Zamurai" - Taiyo Matsumoto (2006-2010)

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Friday, 26 June 2015 03:28 (eight years ago) link

Ok those last two are massive, will try to post more reasonably sized.

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Friday, 26 June 2015 03:30 (eight years ago) link

Zamurai is written by Issei Eifuku which I neglected to say.

Also this thread will include Chinese Manhua and Korean Manwha which probably should have been reflected in the thread title

"Onepunch Man" - Original webcomic by ONE, manga art by Yusuke Murata
Aside from the funnies,
This stands out for the amazing sequential art and the way he captures motion.
More examples here.

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Friday, 26 June 2015 04:40 (eight years ago) link

(Onepunch Man is 2009- and is getting an anime soon I think. Should have waited til I was more sober before doing this.)

First of the Manhwa.

"Sun-Ken Rock" - Written and Illustrated by Boichi (2006-) (was originally a hentai artist and it shows but it also pays off.)

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Friday, 26 June 2015 05:06 (eight years ago) link

cool stuff!

Nhex, Friday, 26 June 2015 05:50 (eight years ago) link

Enjoying this thread about a field of which I know very little. Not all to my taste, but definitely interesting. The first guy posted is my favourite so far.

Keep em coming!

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 26 June 2015 17:10 (eight years ago) link

There are lots of amazing nature artwork in Lone Wolf & Cub.

earlnash, Saturday, 27 June 2015 07:39 (eight years ago) link

Yup that is somewhere on my list, in all there are about 50 odd, think from here I'll just post one or two at a time

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Saturday, 27 June 2015 09:38 (eight years ago) link

I'm pretty sure I'm going to regret having not uploaded some of the earlier images to a dedicated host as they'll go down soon enough but w/e

Brief descriptions of the Mangas, English language publishing details and cover pages wouldn't have hurt but w/e ain't enough hours in a day for a do over.

"Ore to Akuma no Blues" - Akira Hiramoto (2003 - 2008) Del Rey Manga- discontinued)

Very fictional account of blues legend Robert Johnson life with the whole myth of him selling his soul to the Devil in exchange for blues mastery taken quite literally. Engaging if occasionally tedious read, some of the best panelling you'll see anywhere plus it's always jarring (in the best way possible) to read interpretations of specific cultures and histories that emerge from sources that are decidedly other. Discontinued for reasons I don't quite understand (google translate of jp wiki was not so illuminating).

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Thursday, 9 July 2015 20:01 (eight years ago) link

Uzumaki is on my list! is on my list. Not sure if that's where that image is from though

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Thursday, 9 July 2015 20:15 (eight years ago) link

Same creator but different manga. This one is called Gyo. I actually came really close to posting something from Uzumaki, but I couldn't find my favorite image from it. I highly recommend anything by Junji Ito, actually. He's probably my favorite manga artist.

This one is from Hellstar Remina.

hourspass, Thursday, 9 July 2015 20:20 (eight years ago) link

Yeah a lot of the critically acclaimed works are horror comics and you could argue he's the standout

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Thursday, 9 July 2015 20:23 (eight years ago) link

worst manga art dept:
remember when masamune shirow was universally beloved? what happened mang(a)?

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 16 July 2015 16:41 (eight years ago) link

Relieved to find that he didn't actually draw any of that

Hikikomori Povich (tsrobodo), Thursday, 16 July 2015 20:35 (eight years ago) link

phew. i can continue to nostalgically reminisce about his hardcore pornography

Nhex, Friday, 17 July 2015 03:12 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

"Feng Shen Ji" - Cheng Kin Wo, Tang Chi Fai (2010-) Bookone

Bit of a weird one all things considered. Manhuas have enjoyed a lot less prominence and popularity than Mangas in the west despite being much closer in style and presentation to American superhero comics but then again that's probably why they've never made a mark and probably why this won't be to everybody's tastes.

It's a twist on your typical wuxia fare in that your protagonist here is an obnoxious, egotistical asshole and the story is pretty engaging. That aside it's here because the art represents the best of the dominant Hong Kong style (hyper detailed/photorealistic/colourful) that was birthed by Ma Wing-shing's "Chinese Hero" in the 80's. Kind of amazing that they've been able to put out 30 pages of this every 2 weeks over 150 odd issues.

tsrobodo, Monday, 24 August 2015 23:31 (eight years ago) link

Always wanted to read Fourteen, I've never really found my way around downloading scans. Maybe someday.

I saw a pile of Hong Kong comics in a charity shop once. There used to be a few American publishers who translated the stuff. Image even put out a bunch of them.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 09:30 (eight years ago) link

Well The Drifting classroom is on my list but that's the only Umezu series I'm actually familiar with. Had never actually heard of 14 but I'm sold on disconcerting rooster god, will definitely be checking that out.

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 08:40 (eight years ago) link

it is completely insane

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 August 2015 20:35 (eight years ago) link

Some may be familiar with this article.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 21:29 (eight years ago) link

omg this sounds AMAZING.

Nhex, Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:42 (eight years ago) link

it's not easy reading is the thing; as that article points out, the moron quotient is far too high.
but if you have a high tolerance for batshit, woo boy it's the stuff.
try for yourself!

Meta Forksclove-Liebeskind (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:49 (eight years ago) link

read the first two volumes, absolutely horrified and confused
that reviewer was sure right about the dragging out.. "I'll tell you the truth..." "the truth is..." "i don't want know to know the truth!"
i actually want to sleep so i better stop reading this for the night

Nhex, Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:46 (eight years ago) link

Dunno whether to look for a download or wait til I've finished loads of other stuff and maybe then there's a chance of official translation. Can't stand those manga reading sites and I vastly prefer jpeg collections over files for comic reader programmes.
Ebooks still don't seem to have made any serious impact on what gets officially translated.

I think it was a mistake to not have Drifting Classroom in omnibus format.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:17 (eight years ago) link

good lord, i finished reading 14. i'll never be the same.
I honestly don't know if i should have read it, but it was... fascinating, at least. truly a horrifying nightmare that i'll probably try to forget

Nhex, Monday, 31 August 2015 06:28 (eight years ago) link

This tumblr is enormous. All sorts of things I've never heard of.

Had an interesting time looking through Amazon Japan in preview pages, sometimes it lets you see the majority of the book.

There's actually a lot of original Japanese Umezu books for sale on UK and USA versions of Amazon. I'm a little tempted because sometimes just reading the images can be interesting but most of them are volumes in a long series. Along with Drifting Classroom and Fourteen there's My Name Is Shingo, Orochi Blood and Left Hand of God Right Hand of the Devil.

Curse Of Kazuo Umezu animation is worth watching on youtube. The first story is creepy.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 31 August 2015 19:17 (eight years ago) link

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