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For background art in manga, you prefer...
Lots of detail
An average amount of detail
Very little detail
Sparkles and patterns that fit the mood is just fine
I don't really pay attention to the backgrounds
I don't care
 
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Would you feel happier if the main heroine end up with the second guy?
(49 posts, 6076 views) Posted: 79d 1h, 37m ago by Keilis in Shoujo/Josei
Yeah, just because it makes the story pretty interesting and less predictable.

And sorry to hijack the thread, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for manga that does have the second guy ending up with the girl. Looking for one right now, and I can' ...
Does "Moe" era ruin anime artwork/animation wise?
(14 posts, 484 views) Posted: 80d 12h, 6m ago by Keilis in Manga General
The problem with shows that feature moe characters, i.e. girls (and the occasional guy in the background) with large eyes, round faces, and short and skinny stature is that the artstyle is so strictly defined, leaving the animators to feature only very young characte ...
New Poll - Bad Spelling/Grammar
(81 posts, 7623 views) Posted: 592d 1h, 23m ago by Keilis in News
Hate them with a passion. Why release half-assed work? Where's your spell-check? If you're translating it into English, you should have a firm grasp of the language. We don't want to read nonsensical gibberish. Those who claim that they can ...
What are you playing now?
(1837 posts, 156658 views) Posted: 651d 2h, 14m ago by Keilis in Games
Pokemon White 2, and a bit of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. ...
comedy manga with light romance in it
(10 posts, 1666 views) Posted: 840d 23h, 2m ago by Keilis in I'm Looking For...
Oresama Teacher's a shoujo manga, but focuses much more on the comedy aspect, and the romance in it's very light; nothing really develops (as of the eleventh volume so far), and instead you're treated to the hilarious antics of the huge ca ...
Shoujo with clean art.
(3 posts, 510 views) Posted: 1005d 21h, 29m ago by Keilis in I'm Looking For...
Or even shounen with cute art. Just needs the following:

- simple, clean lines
- detailed backgrounds
- no chibi
- toning, please; I hate white pages
- fantasy setting highly preferred... or something non-school life

Examples:

Akagami no Shirayuki
+Anima
Magi ...
New Poll - Honorifics
(57 posts, 2744 views) Posted: 1110d 10h, 44m ago by Keilis in News
I like your thinking. Totally agree with everything you've said so far. ...
Have you ever played a Visual Novel and why not?
(51 posts, 5431 views) Posted: 1113d 7h, 46m ago by Keilis in Games
Do 999: 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors and the Ace Attorney series count? If so, then yes. I loved both to death, but I think I prefer reading an actual novel over playing visual novels in general (I just really enjoyed them because they were made outstandingly). The prob ...
Strong female character, but kinda nitpicky about it.
(15 posts, 4305 views) Posted: 1117d 0h, 26m ago by Keilis in I'm Looking For...
So, I've searched the forums and saw a lot of people trying to find strong female leads. I did look through the posts, but it wasn't really what I was looking for. I'd like a female lead that's emotionally strong (i.e. doesn't break down a ...
New Poll - Honorifics
(57 posts, 2744 views) Posted: 1117d 5h, 32m ago by Keilis in News
Don't believe we need them. Pretty much all of them are easily translated into English through manners alone, and it definitely would translate better if they used English terms as replacements (such as Lord/Lady, Mr./Mrs., etc.). For ones like -chan and -kun, ...
What are you playing now?
(1837 posts, 156658 views) Posted: 1235d 1h, 28m ago by Keilis in Games
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, Pokemon Black, and Radiant Historia. smile Okamiden to come in a few weeks! ...
What's wrong with Shoujo Cliches?
(64 posts, 9935 views) Posted: 1318d 6h, 50m ago by Keilis in Shoujo/Josei
Predictability --> boredom. It's basically "been there, done that" and it's also reflective of how much effort and time the mangaka puts into creating the story/characters/setting/whatever. If the mangaka injects 0% of creativity into it, I ...
Do you judge a manga by its cover?
(188 posts, 16804 views) Posted: 1418d 23h, 49m ago by Keilis in Manga General
All the time. If you can't appeal a potential reader with a full-blown coloured cover, how does the mangaka expect to do so in the story? Unlike novels, manga is told by its visuals, so covers matter much more. ...
Females Truly Rule Anime & Manga
(61 posts, 6426 views) Posted: 1421d 3h, 2m ago by Keilis in Manga General
Yeah, I hate how majority of media (not just manga/anime in general) can't portray a strong female character -- strong being well-crafted, not physically strong. Otae from Gintama, for example, annoyed the living hell out of me whenever she came on-scr ...
Bakuman, the anime!
(31 posts, 4283 views) Posted: 1434d 6h, 1m ago by Keilis in Baku-man
The thing with J.C. Staff is that the base material they've chosen to produce is already solid, like Nodame Cantabile. The way they've adapted it, though, just feels subpar to the original material. I'd disagree about their animation being decent; look ...
Bakuman, the anime!
(31 posts, 4283 views) Posted: 1434d 6h, 43m ago by Keilis in Baku-man
J.C. Staff? No thanks... ...
Are you embaressed to let your friends know you read manga?
(226 posts, 19623 views) Posted: 1456d 19h, 46m ago by Keilis in Chatter Box
Depends on what kind of manga, but usually, yes, I'm embarrassed. I don't read it in front of them. One of my friends is an artist like me, and I know she can draw better than 80% of the mangakas whose works I read. The material available to me in libr ...
Mangatoshokan all but shut down
(71 posts, 19575 views) Posted: 1461d 22h, 0m ago by Keilis in Manga General
Quote from alicerose
Listen, I agree partly with Diokhan .They are worried about the loss of sales and such but what I think is it's the wrong way to go about it.

They should go digital.Like other people said it costs virtually nothing to produce and if they perhaps ...
Scanlation group looking for seinen/josei to scanlate...
(21 posts, 3247 views) Posted: 1492d 9h, 47m ago by Keilis in I'm Looking For...
Hey guys! Thanks so much for all the suggestions! Some of these manga look really intriguing, and definitely stuff that we'd look into to scanlate. If we can get some more suggestions before we make a decision, that'd be great! Thanks again. biggrin

As for ...
Scanlation group looking for seinen/josei to scanlate...
(21 posts, 3247 views) Posted: 1492d 22h, 21m ago by Keilis in I'm Looking For...
Was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for Japanese seinen/josei manga that has yet to be scanlated, and is currently unlicensed, though we will accept more mature shounen/shoujo. We'd prefer something with a fantasy or horror genre -- just s ...

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