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Brute or strongman
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Terrorist
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Basic jerk
Bad villain (try to do evil but fail so hard and end up doing good)
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Why do chicks in Shojo Manga have no tits?
(194 posts, 34552 views) Posted: 1645d 20h, 32m 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, 5818 views) Posted: 1645d 21h, 4m 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, 3474 views) Posted: 1645d 22h, 0m 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, 8238 views) Posted: 1645d 22h, 24m 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, 3440 views) Posted: 1834d 22h, 29m 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, 3440 views) Posted: 1838d 22h, 3m 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?
(194 posts, 34552 views) Posted: 1838d 22h, 18m 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, 4750 views) Posted: 1838d 23h, 4m 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, 1168 views) Posted: 1838d 23h, 31m 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, 18221 views) Posted: 1952d 9h, 55m 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, 4022 views) Posted: 1968d 1h, 59m 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, 1941 views) Posted: 1968d 13h, 0m 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, 2118 views) Posted: 1969d 23h, 35m 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, 2118 views) Posted: 1971d 8h, 26m 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, 1470 views) Posted: 1971d 13h, 21m 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, 935 views) Posted: 1979d 12h, 52m ago by iyakuko in I'm Looking For...
Maybe someone will scanlate Daddy Long Legs (KATSUTA Bun). smile ...
Do you hate Shoujo?
(236 posts, 28860 views) Posted: 1982d 17h, 36m 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, 2118 views) Posted: 1985d 21h, 8m 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, 2680 views) Posted: 1986d 21h, 58m 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, 2118 views) Posted: 1987d 0h, 28m 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, 28860 views) Posted: 1987d 22h, 20m 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, 7866 views) Posted: 1988d 18h, 26m 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, 28860 views) Posted: 1988d 19h, 39m 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, 377 views) Posted: 1996d 18h, 32m 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, 16457 views) Posted: 1996d 20h, 52m 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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