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Why do chicks in Shojo Manga have no tits?
(202 posts, 44486 views) Posted: 2328d 10h, 51m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Quote from oak
After reading it over, it looks like it's been pretty much done to death.

...

amirite?


Pretty much. Plus everyone argued about what counts as "average", which is pretty silly because it's obvious that most of us are guessing ba ...
Why manga?
(73 posts, 6659 views) Posted: 2328d 11h, 23m ago by iyakuko in Manga General
Quote from Blique
Put simply, if there is a large amount of something, there is a high chance of good stuff being in there.


That's exactly what I was going to say. It's like Hollywood: Sure, the US produces huge numbers of terrible, derivative, garbage m ...
Why are English licensed manga pricier?
(22 posts, 4196 views) Posted: 2328d 12h, 19m ago by iyakuko in Manga General
Quote from smashed_head_angel
I think I didn't make my question clear. What I mean is why we can publish a Malay version cheap and the English version not.

Tora Aman the publisher of Detektif Conan do have license from Japan.


This doesn't prim ...
what would you do if MU got shut down
(89 posts, 9344 views) Posted: 2328d 12h, 43m ago by iyakuko in Manga General
The publishers would be foolish to go after MU. It's one of the best, most central places to get information on what's been licensed but not yet released. Sure, plenty of people scanlate series that are licensed or even widely available, but the easier th ...
Shoujo + Mature = Josei ???
(10 posts, 3956 views) Posted: 2517d 12h, 48m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Quote from RilleL
Quote from shinobimystress
shoujo with mature subjects doesn't = josei. Josei is when the main character is of legal age of 18+. While shoujo is marketed toward 17 and under here in the US.

Wait... what? That must be the most ridiculous e ...
Shoujo + Mature = Josei ???
(10 posts, 3956 views) Posted: 2521d 12h, 23m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Quote from shinobimystress
But you have to remember where manga comes from. Sure the japanese keep their love lives behind closed doors, but they are considered more mature at a younger age.


They are? You find all the same racy stuff in books for teen ...
Why do chicks in Shojo Manga have no tits?
(202 posts, 44486 views) Posted: 2521d 12h, 37m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Quote from Perentie Fan
And I certainly don't dislike all shoujo ('ll name a couple I like at the end of this post), its just harder to find ones with art styles I like than it seems to be for other genres.


I think that's largely a side effect of shounen' ...
Most Shounen-Like Shoujo
(28 posts, 5827 views) Posted: 2521d 13h, 24m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
I see someone already mentioned Yamato Waki. Her stuff is fantastic. Wada Shinji's asskicking heroines are also favorites of mine. Actually, I like most of that classic 70s (or 70s-style) stuff. It tends to have more 3D women and more interesting plots. (I s ...
Why are so many groups scanlating Naruto?
(8 posts, 1271 views) Posted: 2521d 13h, 50m ago by iyakuko in Naruto
Because scanlating takes a lot of work and, in some cases, a fair amount of money. Groups want to attract committed, experienced staff members, and they want people to appreciate their work. That doesn't usually happen if they scanlate obscure serie ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 21096 views) Posted: 2635d 0h, 14m ago by iyakuko in Chatter Box
VIZ would have to be a bunch of idiots to agree to this. MangaNovel was an attempt at doing legal scanlations, and it failed miserably. There is no way that the original Japanese publishers would ever agree to let untested, unknown internet hoards do official transla ...
Looking for Real Japanese Rock Bands
(40 posts, 4673 views) Posted: 2650d 16h, 18m ago by iyakuko in Music
A friend of mine is quite into Guitar Wolf. I haven't listened to them much, but they're certainly not at all Visual Kei-ish. ...
Vampires who are Not Bishies(Pretty Boys)
(16 posts, 2234 views) Posted: 2651d 3h, 19m ago by iyakuko in I'm Looking For...
What counts as "folklore", "classic", and "real" vampires really depends on what era and what culture you're talking about. I have never seen a manga that featured pre-Dracula style vampires. I think most manga artist ...
Bookoff in NYC - worth a visit??
(21 posts, 2410 views) Posted: 2652d 13h, 54m ago by iyakuko in Chatter Box
Quote from TofuQueen
(Jpop that I wanted...they had a marker for it on the shelf so I know I was in the right place but the shelf was empty... no ), ah well, it was still fun. eyes


Most of what they have is what local people sold them, so the music can be pretty variable and w ...
Bookoff in NYC - worth a visit??
(21 posts, 2410 views) Posted: 2653d 22h, 45m ago by iyakuko in Chatter Box
Quote from TofuQueen
didn't see a $3 section though (manga that weren't in the $1 section were $5, as I remember).


It depends a lot on the publisher and how famous/popular something is. Some of the non-$1 things are $3, some are $5, and a few ar ...
Mary Sues in manga.
(12 posts, 1661 views) Posted: 2654d 3h, 40m ago by iyakuko in I'm Looking For...
I don't apply the term 'mary sue' to non-fanfic work. In fanfiction, it originally had a clear meaning: it was a term for those characters that fic authors have clearly modeled off of themselves but who are too perfect to be likable--the sort of cha ...
Daddy long legs/benefactor
(9 posts, 1145 views) Posted: 2662d 3h, 11m ago by iyakuko in I'm Looking For...
Maybe someone will scanlate Daddy Long Legs (KATSUTA Bun). smile ...
Do you hate Shoujo?
(236 posts, 34265 views) Posted: 2665d 7h, 55m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Quote from hatsumimi99
And I've come to realize that a majority of the members that make up the shoujo scanlation groups are from that age range....so go figure? >.>


My theory is that it's just an effect of what was available in English 10-15 y ...
Bookoff in NYC - worth a visit??
(21 posts, 2410 views) Posted: 2668d 11h, 27m ago by iyakuko in Chatter Box
Quote from hatsumimi99
didn't the "Asahiya" chain change their name to Sanseido?


It still says 'Asahiya' on the NYC store. Are you sure the chain changed its name? (Or did someone else just buy out the locations?) ...
Otakuism and Japanophilia.
(30 posts, 2999 views) Posted: 2669d 12h, 17m ago by iyakuko in Chatter Box
I agree with everyone else that extreme Japanophilia can be pretty annoying.

However, manga is only the latest in a long line of interests that have caused Westerners to have silly ideas about Japan. I know plenty of people my parents' age (60-70) who are ...
Bookoff in NYC - worth a visit??
(21 posts, 2410 views) Posted: 2669d 14h, 47m ago by iyakuko in Chatter Box
Asahiya is still extant. Its manga section is the most pleasant to visit of the three, especially if you're at all claustrophobic. It's my personal favorite for picking up things like the latest Yotsuba To. Their selection of josei and seinen leaves much to be d ...
Do you hate Shoujo?
(236 posts, 34265 views) Posted: 2670d 12h, 39m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Quote from base_coat
Yeah, they should use their resources to keep translating Himitsu instead, or do Shinri Sousakan Aoi.


It does look like the group doing Himitsu is still working on it, just very slowly (based on their comments on their forum). It looks like a cool s ...
Male author that draws shoujo
(33 posts, 10025 views) Posted: 2671d 8h, 45m ago by iyakuko in I'm Looking For...
Quote from nodamen
Takagi Shigeyoshi (Hana ni Arashi) certainly sounds like a male name to me.
I'm not sure if the mangaka's really a male, though.


The name does sound kind of male to me too, but the kanji listed on this site are definitely for a wom ...
Do you hate Shoujo?
(236 posts, 34265 views) Posted: 2671d 9h, 59m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Wow. This thread really shows that translation companies and we scanlators ourselves are falling down on the job. We've failed to find good titles to translate and we've failed to educate our audiences about the full range of manga that exists in Jap ...
From The Distaff Side
(0 posts, 455 views) Posted: 2679d 8h, 51m ago by iyakuko in Recruitment
The Distaff Side is looking for editors with an interest in classic, intelligent manga for women. Our focus is on authors who are historically or artistically important, particularly the Year 24 Group (aka the "24nengumi" aka the "Fabulous 49ers" ...
Manga has ruined my relationships!!!
(109 posts, 18958 views) Posted: 2679d 11h, 11m ago by iyakuko in Shoujo/Josei
Ha ha ha ha! God, what a topic!

I think this is a common problem with romantic comedies, romance novels, chicklit, YA vampire romances, and everything else fluffy and romantic that's aimed at women. Manga is no more or less guilty as a medium than tv ...

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